Is This the Boston Bombing Suspect the FBI is Looking For? (PHOTOS)

IMPORTANT UPDATE (APRIL 18, 2013) - Three days after Monday’s bomb attacks that killed three people and injured more than 170 in Boston, the FBI held a press conference Thursday at which they released photos of two suspects identified from surveillance video of the scene at the Boston Marathon.


The FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) are seeking tips from the public about these two suspects. Persons having information should contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or a special online tip site set up by the agency. FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers said that the two suspects should be considered “armed and extremely dangerous,” and warned the public: “Do not take any action on your own.” Report them to police or the FBI.


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The FBI has been pleading with citizens to submit any information they can come up with that will provide leads to the bombers who attacked the Boston Marathon on Monday. This has spawned thousands of internet users to do their own private investigations.

Blossoming out of the clutter, is the subreddit Find Boston Bombers, which has users scouring the internet looking for anything the FBI might be missing. Reddit user 4chan ThinkTank has a series of images that users have found, documenting men carrying black backpacks which match the description of those thought contain pressure-cooker bombs that exploded at the marathon.

Could some of these photos contain the actual bombers, now being sought by the FBI?


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  1. April 17, 2013  7:13 pm by Samuel Reply

    Read those 4 points in the first picture again and imagine them standing up in court "Well your honour as you can see the suspect is on his own, brown, carries a bag and is looking in a slightly odd direction"

    Come on guys if you're gonna get a conspiracy boner at least cut "brown" out of your reasoning.

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  3. April 17, 2013  8:46 pm by lonely conservative (@lonelycon) Reply

    Just an observation here - the guy in the white hat looks like he has a sippy cup in the side pocket of the backpack, but he's not with any kids.

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  5. April 17, 2013  9:02 pm by Elaine Matthews (@ematth3ws) Reply

    these pics really make u think... As I recall I was wearing shorts Monday... Why are those two men wearing winter jackets??

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  8. April 18, 2013  12:13 am by Anonymous Reply

    AS I was looking at these photos this is what I heard on CNN. I believe it was a slip up because they are not repeating it. This particilar correspondent had seen the photos circulating by police. But hearing what she said made me tear up. "It wasn't what one of the men were holding it was both. One had a backpack and the other had what appeared to be a duffel bag. Now I'm not going to go deeply into description, but they were def. trying to blend in. One was wearing a white hat and the other was wearing a runners or athletic jacket"

  9. April 18, 2013  12:15 am by Anonymous Reply

    I have been looking at these photos all day and those comments from CNN occurred at about 10pm central I believe