Emotions are no doubt running high in Boston and across the country this afternoon and early evening, as moments ago, the FBI released photos and video footage of not one but TWO suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston Field Office Richard DesLauriers just wrapped up a very short press briefing, in which they displayed the photos of two young men wearing black backpacks and baseball caps (Suspect 1 in a dark hat; Suspect 2 in a white hat). Suspect 1 is also wearing sunglasses. According to the FBI, they appear to be "associated," and Suspect 2 set down his backpack at the site of the second explosion in front of the Forum restaurant moments before the blast.
DesLauriers asked that everyone in the media and community share these photos in order to help with the FBI's investigation.
So please, take a look.
And a little larger:
Plus the video footage:
If you have information on either of these two suspects pictured, contact agents at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).
According to DesLauriers, these men are still only suspects in the attacks, which killed an 8-year-old boy and 2 adults and injured more than 150 people. However, the men should still be considered armed and dangerous. If you know or have seen these men, contact law enforcement immediately. "Do not approach them. Do not take any action on your own," he warned.
Things seem to be moving along rather quickly, but only time will tell if we're on the right track and if justice will soon be served in this case.
Are you shocked by these photos? How long do you think it will be before they locate these men?
Top image via hahatango/Flickr; others via the FBI