A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been identified, reports said on Wednesday, but conflicting stories emerged over whether the individual had been arrested.
The Associated Press issued a breaking news alert, citing a law enforcement official, that said that the Boston Marathon bombing suspect is in custody and is slated for federal court
Other outlets didn’t mention custody, but did say a suspect had been arrested.
Earlier, CNN’s John King said that according to sources, video from the department store Lord & Taylor, located near the site of the bombings, and from a local TV station captured images of the person who is now considered a suspect.
King and CNN’s Fran Townsend said that according to several sources, including federal and Boston law enforcement sources, an arrest has been made.
Fox also reported the arrest, citing a source. Outlets including NBC disputed reports about the arrest.
A law enforcement source told POLITICO just after 2 p.m. that there have been no arrests and an imminent arrest is not expected.
The Boston Globe earlier also highlighted the role that cameras may have played in determining the suspect.
“The camera from Lord & Taylor is the best source of video so far,” said Dot Joyce, a spokeswoman for Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, in a Boston Globe report. “All I know is that they are making progress.”
The Boston Globe tweeted that according to a source, “Authorities have an image of a suspect carrying, and perhaps dropping, a black bag at the second bombing scene.”
The Globe also issued a tweet, citing a source, that said “Officials are “very close” in the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing.http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/b ... html?hp=l1OK I am going to say right now that this is hurried Media and BS
The so called photo "evidence" that is online everywhere which consist of little more than drawling red circles around anybody with a backpack is lame. They will show an all black strap and yet the debris has a white of silver stripe on it. They don't circle that though because it doesn't fit with the narrative. It does set up the grounds for the back pack police though.