‘An official briefed on the Boston Marathon bombing investigation said today that authorities have an image of a suspect carrying, and perhaps dropping, a black bag at the second bombing scene on Boylston Street, outside of the Forum restaurant.
Investigators are “very close” in the investigation, said the official, who declined to be named.’
Suspect identified? The Daily Mail has a good roundup.
***In addition to Martin Richard, 8, the identity of a second victim, Krystle Campbell, 29 has been confirmed. Lingzi Lu, a Chinese exchange student in her early 20′s is the third casualty. 183 injured.
Via JohnE at Alexandria: reddit timeline of events. Trying to get the facts straight.
Addition: Online vigilante justice goes wrong.
Update: FBI releases video and still photographs of two men, and ask for the public’s help in tracking them down.
Update: Chechen Muslim brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 19 and 26 respectively, were behind the bombing. After a firefight, Tamerlan is dead, and Dzhokhar is still on the run. They have been living in the U.S. for nearly a decade. Chechen separatism and radical Muslim groups seemed to have played a part.