At a press briefing today, FBI special agent Richard DesLauriers released photos and video of two suspects in the April 15 Boston Marathon Bombings. The video and images were captured by security cameras near the scene of the blasts. DesLauriers stressed that the FBI requests that the public use only the images released today to help ascertain the identities of the subjects, and that no one should approach the suspects if they are identified.
If you see these guys, “do not act on your own,” said the FBI. Call 1-800-CALL-FBI.
(Laffy Note: I’m getting tweets from people who think the FBI warning, “do not act on your own” was amusing. Are they forgetting about all the gun owners out there?)
The FBI website has crashed.
Here they are, Suspect A and Suspect B who are considered “armed and dangerous”:
FBI on MSNBC:
“Identifying the suspects is our highest priority.”
“They were seen communicating with each other… Second guy with his backpack, carrying something about the size of the explosive device.”
On MSNBC, an expert is saying that the backpack appears as if it could very well have contained the bomb, just from what he sees in the video compilation they’re airing:
“If these are the bombers, you’re looking at bombers at work.”
More details as they come in.
UPDATE via FBI.gov:
More photos at the link.