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  • bluecheese4u bluecheese4u Apr 18, 2013 1:43 AM Flag

    Investigators search for two Boston bombing suspects

    Investigators search for two Boston bombing suspects

    updated 16:49
    Published: 5:14AM Thursday April 18, 2013 Source: ONE News/ Reuters

    Investigators are looking for two men in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing who were seen near the finish line of the race, a US law enforcement source said.

    The two men were seen in images near the finish line moments before two blasts ripped through central Boston on Monday.

    One of the men was carrying a black backpack. An FBI official earlier said authorities believed the bombs had been inside a black nylon bag.

    The suspects had not been identified by name, two US government officials said, and the photographs were not being released to the public.

    Earlier today official sources said a suspect had been identified from security camera footage, but no arrests had been made.

    The explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line killed three people and injured 176 others in the worst attack on US soil since September 11, 2001.

    The bombings as well as subsequent reports that someone tried to mail the deadly poison ricin to US President Barack Obama - the second report of such a letter in two days - have created a climate of uncertainty in the country.

    Nerves were jolted further by an inaccurate report on cable news network CNN that a bombing suspect had been arrested.

    Shortly after CNN retracted its report of an arrest in the case, security officials at Boston's federal courthouse ordered staff, media and attorneys to evacuate due to a security scare and move at least 91.4 meters away, according to a Reuters reporter on the scene.

    Bomb-sniffing dogs, fire engines and heavily armed and helmeted police arrived at the courthouse, which was reopened to employees an hour later.

    ONE News US Correspondent Jack Tame said there was a

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