Boston Marathon Suspect in Custody


Investigators have a suspect — a Saudi Arabian national — in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, The Post has learned.

Law enforcement sources said the 20-year-old suspect was under guard at an undisclosed Boston hospital.

It was not immediately clear why the man was hospitalized and whether he was injured in the attack or in his apprehension.

The man was caught less than two hours after the 2:50 p.m. bombing on the finish line of the race, in the heart of Boston.

In addition, Boston police have has surveillance video of someone bringing multiple backpacks to blast site, according to CBS News.

Police also confirmed that there was a third explosion, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. It was not immediately clear how much damage was done or whether it was related to the bombings at the marathon finish line.

The library bombing occurred about 4:30 p.m. and more than a mile from the marathon.



Please quit posting NY Post articles. It’s a tabloid. It called this Saudi national a suspect - something no other source has done, and the investigators have explicitly refused to do. The NY Post also reported that 12 people were killed yesterday.



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actual suspect in custody now
April 17th, 2013
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Arrest made in Boston bombings, sources say

[]Arrest made in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings, sources tell CNN’s John King and CNN contributor Fran Townsend.
]Breakthrough came from analysis of video from a department store near a blast site, source tells CNN contributor Fran Townsend.
[]The bombs, which exploded 12 seconds apart near Boston Marathon finish line Monday, killed three people and wounded
]Full story here; also, see CNN affiliates [URL=“”]WBZ; [URL=“”]WCVB; [URL=“”]WHDH[/LIST][Updated at 2:10 p.m. ET] The last we heard, a law enforcement news briefing in the bombings case was scheduled for 5 p.m. ET today. We’ll see if that holds.
Earlier today, CNN’s John King reported that authorities had identified a suspect based on an analysis of video from a Lord and Taylor department store near the site of the second blast, and that video from a Boston TV station also helped. King cited a source who was briefed on the investigation.
[Updated at 2 p.m. ET] The arrest is based on two videos showing images of the suspect, a federal law enforcement source told CNN contributor Fran Townsend.
[Updated at 1:46 p.m.] An arrest has been made in connection with Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings, sources tell CNN’s John King and CNN contributor Fran Townsend. King’s source is with Boston law enforcement, he said; Townsend’s source is with federal law enforcement.
[Updated at 1:44 p.m.] While we wait for more information about the possible suspect, some recent information to pass on about one of the three people who were killed in Monday’s blasts: Boston University said Lingzi Lu, a graduate student in mathematics and statistics, was killed.
She and two friends were watching the race near the finish line when the blasts erupted, BU Today reported. The second student was in stable condition at Boston Medical Center; the third student was not hurt, it said.
The university said that it had the family’s permission to identify Lingzi Lu.
[Posted at 1:40 p.m.] Authorities may have had a breakthrough in the investigation of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings. Investigators believe they have identified a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, a source who has been briefed on the investigation told CNN’s John King exclusively.
The breakthrough came from analysis of video from a department store near the site of the second explosion. Video from a Boston television station also contributed to the progress, said the source, who declined to be more specific but called it a significant development.
Earlier, a federal law enforcement source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation told CNN that a lid to a pressure cooker thought to have been used in the bombings had been found on a roof of a building near the scene.

Post by: CNN’s Jason Hanna


6:08 update say no arrests


+1 for using please

I understand it’s a tabloid. Some of the information is extreme and in places incorrect. But they also had information before anyone else did and some of it was true.


Any of this true Phris?

Actually, I heard early this morning that they were targeting a guy in a white hat who had a backpack, then did not in another photo. Other news outlets are now saying 2 guys are being targeted. Whether these are the two guys being targeted, or not, I have no clue.


BOSTON — Three additional people were taken into custody Wednesday in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings last month, according to Boston police and a federal law enforcement official.
No identities or other information was offered, and the Boston police said more details would be available later.

Washington Post reports
By Sari Horwitz,
May 01, 2013 03:59 PM EDT
The Washington Post Updated: Wednesday, May 1, 11:59 AM
Three college students have been arrested in connection with assisting one of the two suspects following the Boston Marathon bombings, according to law enforcement officials.
The three were identified as friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, who has been charged with carrying out the bombings along with his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26. The younger brother was a student at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, the same school attended by the students at various points in recent months…

more---- Two federal law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing inquiry, said the three disposed of material at a Boston area landfill at the request of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev following the bombings.


I figured this was coming. I just don’t buy the “we acted alone” explanation.


From the limited info out there, it sounds like these three are accessories rather than co - conspirators. If that’s the case, throwing the book at them might sweat Dzhokhar into talking.


I hope he does, too. I don’t think Dzhokhar share the same sentiments that his brother did, but went along anyways. This means he is weak, and will probably break.


Some weak sediment indeed. May as well be silt.



Check your rep as to how I pulled that one off:o

Oh… and fixed.