CRIME
04/16/2013 08:46 am ET Updated Apr 16, 2013

Boston Marathon Terror Attack: FBI Seeks Suspects, No Unexploded Devices At Crime Scene

The only two bombs at the Boston Marathon were those detonated at the finish line, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Tuesday at a press conference.

Several bags and backpacks had been deemed suspicious in the initial hours after the attack, but no additional bombs were found, the governor said.

Special Agent Gene Marquez of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said that authorities are following a "variety of leads," though no suspects have been named.

Authorities commended the efforts of first responders during the press conference.

"We grieve but we know our heroes," Mayor Thomas Menino said.

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Investigators are soliciting photographs and videos to piece together the incident. Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers cautioned the public that officials would continue to interview individuals and people should expect to see FBI agents conducting investigative activity.

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  • Ed Davis, police commissioner of Boston, called the case "most complicated crime scene in the history of the department."

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    04/19/2013 2:30 AM EDT

    GLOBE: Bombing Suspect In Custody, Another Remains On The Loose

    One marathon suspect has been captured, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation.

    Another remains on the loose in Watertown after a firefight with police. Authorities have established a 20-block perimeter as they search for him.

    Read more here.

    04/19/2013 12:44 AM EDT

    Unconfirmed Photo Of Suspect 2 In Boston Marathon Bombing Emerges On Facebook

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    Just hours after the FBI released the first photos of suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, a new photo of Suspect 2 may have emerged.

    David Green, 49, of Jacksonville, Fla., had just completed his first Boston Marathon, when he snapped a picture with his iPhone 4S, taken at 2:50, just after the two blasts ripped through the finish line area, killing three people and injuring more than 180 others.

    The FBI has not publicly confirmed this photo as Suspect 2, but Green told the Huffington Post that an agent told him, "this is probably the best we have right now."

    The man who appears to be Suspect 2 is wearing a white hat with a "3" on the side as seen in the publicly-released photos.

    Read more here.

    04/18/2013 10:19 PM EDT

    Boston Bombing Victim in Iconic Photo Helped Identify Attackers: Bloomberg

    Minutes before the bombs blew up in Boston, Jeff Bauman looked into the eyes of the man who tried to kill him.

    Just before 3 p.m. on April 15, Bauman was waiting among the crowd for his girlfriend to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon. A man wearing a cap, sunglasses and a black jacket over a hooded sweatshirt looked at Jeff, 27, and dropped a bag at his feet, his brother, Chris Bauman, said in an interview.

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    04/18/2013 9:04 PM EDT

    Federal Law Enforcement Says Suspects Stayed To Watch Carnage: CNN Reports

    04/18/2013 7:26 PM EDT

    Right Wing Journalist Goes Ballistic During Press Conference

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    BOSTON -- Moments after the FBI revealed images of two baseball cap-wearing men wanted for questioning about the Boston bombings, the press conference descended into a sideshow.

    A journalist from a far-right wing website called Info Wars shouted out a question accusing the government of carrying out the attack that killed three, and maimed or injured 170 others.

    FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard Deslauriers ignored the allegation of a government conspiracy from reporter Daniel Bidondi, but the Alex Jones protege did not stop hollering.

    "The FBI lies," Bidondi said. "We've got the proof," he said accusing the government of a "false flag" attack in which it staged the blasts and made them appear like the work of terrorists.

    Bidondi found himself at the center of an media scrum with cameras and microphones pointed at his face after law enforcement officials left the podium in the Sheraton hotel.

    Another reporter ridiculed Bidondi from across the room, telling him to shut up and calling him an asshole.

    The excitement quickly dissipated as reporters returned to delivering the news about the official images of the suspects.

    Bidondi has been a presence at other press conferences this week related to the bombing investigation.

    --Michael McLaughlin / HuffPost Crime

    CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misspelled Bidondi's last name. We regret the error.

    04/18/2013 7:00 PM EDT

    Is The Suspect's Hat A Clue?

    04/18/2013 6:46 PM EDT

    Facial Recognition Expert Reacts To FBI Photos

    Dr. Ralph Gross, a facial recognition expert at Carnegie Mellon University, said the FBI photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing are likely too grainy to be matched against a driver's license database or Facebook. But he thinks they may be just good enough for someone who knows the individuals to identify them.

    "The resolution isn't particularly good. The one that's kind of best is unfortunately a side view -- and in general the face recognition software works best with frontal view," he said.

    Research has consistently found, however, that people can spot people they know even in grainy, off-center photographs.

    "Humans are actually very good at recognizing people that they are familiar with," Gross said. "Somebody that might know these guys, or might know the way they dress, might certainly be able to recognize them."

    The FBI said the men should be considered armed and dangerous, and urged tipsters to call 1-800-CALL-FBI if they believe they have information that could lead to an arrest.

    --Matt Sledge

    04/18/2013 6:21 PM EDT

    Daily News Doctored Photo

    The New York Daily News reportedly doctored its front page photograph of the Boston bombings (see update below).

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    04/18/2013 5:37 PM EDT

    Hi-Res Image Of People Of Interest

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    04/18/2013 5:30 PM EDT

    FBI Website Down

    CNN reports that, because of a flood of traffic, the FBI's site is temporarily down.

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