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April 18, 2013

FBI photos of “suspects” 1 and 2

Filed under: Investigation & Enforcement,Terrorist Threats & Attacks — by Philip J. Palin on April 18, 2013

Shortly after 5:15 PM Eastern Time on Thursday the FBI released photos of two individuals seen near the location of the Boston Marathon explosions shortly before detonation.  The FBI has requested the assistance of the public in identifying the individuals.  More photos and a videotape are available at the FBI website.

Earlier today Secretary Napolitano cautioned that individuals in the photographs should not at this time be considered “suspects” in the bombing.  This distinction was not especially emphasized during the FBI news conference.

Those of us old enough to remember the 1995 Centennial Park bombing during the Atlanta Olympics may also recall the rush to judgment in treating Richard Jewel as a “suspect”.

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1 Comment »

Comment by William R. Cumming

April 18, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

Well equipped non participants in the Marathon Run.

Time Will tell!

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