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Breaking! Suspect Identified in Boston Bombings

By Eowyn @DrEowyn


  • A briefing scheduled at 5 pm (EST) is now postponed.
  • 4:18 pm (EST): Courthouse employees are allowed to go back in. But given it’s near work-quitting time, it’s unlikely any business will now happen in the courthouse. We’ll probably have to wait till tomorrow.
  • Boston’s Moakley Federal Courthouse evacuated due to a bomb threat. The building is being swept now.
  • A light blue govt van with tinted window, with an armed officer clinging to the outside of the van, quickly sped to the courthouse and backed into a side-door. Was the van transporting the suspect?
  • Conflicting accounts: At 2:30 pm (EST), Boston police just tweeted that there’s no arrest, but they do have a suspect. However WCVB says an arrest is imminent, while CNN had said an arrest was made. CNN now backs off from previous claim that an arrest was made.
  • Suspect was identified from surveillance video at Lord & Taylor department store near the second explosion site, showing frame-by-frame the suspect placing a black backpack.

From ZeroHedge:

Headlines coming out, now from CNN and WCVB TV in Boston, that a suspect is now in custody:

  • Law enforcement official: Boston Marathon bomb suspect in custody, expected in federal court.
  • Janet Wu reports it is a man who was arrested.
  • The officials says the suspect is to be taken into custody by federal marshals and taken to a courthouse.
  • There is no immediate word on where the arrest was made.
  • Suspects at Federal Court are brought into an entrance away from public view.
  • Jack Harper says the security at the Federal Courthouse is almost unprecedented.
  • A source tells Newscenter5′s WuWCVB that one male suspect delivered both bombs.

Watch it live on WCBV, here.

I’ll update this as more news comes in.


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