Boston bomb suspect caught in video footage—official


Heavily armed Homeland Security police patrol outside the Moakley Federal Court House in Boston after the building was evacuated, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, amid conflicting reports that a suspect in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing is in custody, in Boston. The FBI and the US attorney’s office in Boston say no arrests have been made in Monday’s bombing. AP/MICHAEL DWYER

BOSTON—Investigators of the deadly Boston Marathon bombing have an image from surveillance video of a man dropping off a bag containing one of the bombs, a politician said Wednesday.

City Council President Stephen Murphy said he didn’t know if investigators have identified the man, who was seen on surveillance footage from a nearby department store. Murphy said police involved in the probe say investigators have matched information from the footage with witness descriptions of someone leaving the scene.

“They may be on the verge of arresting someone and that’s good,” Murphy said.

Monday’s twin blasts killed three people and wounded more than 170. The dead included a child, a young woman and a female student from China.

A law enforcement official said investigators have an image of a potential suspect but do not know his name and have not questioned him. The official said investigators made the discovery while looking over photos and video of the scene. The official was not authorized to discuss the case publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.


Police and reporters converged on the federal courthouse in a jittery city amid reports of a breakthrough in the investigation and conflicting information on whether a suspect was in custody. Several media outlets reported that a suspect had been identified from surveillance video taken at a Lord & Taylor department store between the sites of the two bomb blasts.

President Barack Obama called the attack on the world’s most famous marathon an act of terrorism. Obama planned to attend an interfaith service Thursday in the victims’ honor in Boston.

A news briefing was expected later Wednesday. A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the courthouse in midafternoon, the U.S. Marshals Service said, but workers were allowed back into the courthouse a short time later.

A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press earlier in the day that a suspect was in custody. But the FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston said no arrests had been made. The official who spoke to the AP did so on condition of anonymity and stood by the information even after it was disputed. The official was not authorized to divulge details of the investigation.

“Contrary to widespread reporting, there have been no arrests made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack,” the FBI said in a statement. “Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting.”

Plea to public

Law enforcement agencies had pleaded for the public to come forward with photos, videos or any information that might help them solve the twin bombings near the race’s finish line. The bombs exploded 10 or more seconds apart just next to the race course, tearing off victims’ limbs and spattering streets with blood. The blasts went off minutes after the four-hour mark of the race, a high-traffic time when thousands of runners pour toward the finish.

The bombs involved kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel. But the FBI said nobody had claimed responsibility.

An intelligence bulletin issued to law enforcement includes a picture of a mangled pressure cooker and a torn black bag that the FBI said were part of a bomb that exploded during the marathon.

Authorities recovered a piece of circuit board that they believe was part of one of the explosive devices, and they found the lid of a pressure cooker that apparently was catapulted onto the roof of a nearby building, a law enforcement official said Wednesday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to publicly discuss evidence in the ongoing investigation.

The blasts killed 8-year-old Martin Richard and 29-year-old Krystle Campbell. The Shenyang Evening News, a state-run Chinese newspaper, identified the third victim as Lu Lingzi. She was a graduate student at Boston University.

Many victims still in hospitals

Scores of victims remained in hospitals, many with grievous injuries. A 5-year-old child, a 9-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy were among 17 victims listed in critical condition.

Officials at three Boston hospitals that treated some of the most seriously injured said they expect all of their patients to survive.

The trauma surgery chief at Boston Medical Center said most of the injuries his hospital treated were to the legs.

“We have a lot of lower extremity injuries, so I think the damage was low to the ground and wasn’t up,” Dr. Peter Burke said.

At Massachusetts General Hospital, all four amputations performed there were above the knee, with no hope of saving more of the legs, said Dr. George Velmahos, chief of trauma surgery.

“It wasn’t a hard decision to make,” he said Tuesday. “We just completed the ugly job that the bomb did.”

Pressure-cooker explosives have been used in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan, according to a July 2010 intelligence report by the FBI and the Homeland Security Department. One of the three devices used in the May 2010 Times Square attempted bombing in New York City was a pressure cooker, the report said.

“Placed carefully, such devices provide little or no indication of an impending attack,” the report said.

But information on how to make the bombs is readily found online, and U.S. officials said Americans should not rush to judgment in linking the attack to overseas terrorists.—Denise Lavoie

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  • dxdaistar

    It is difficult for Filipino applicants for US Immigration to be accepted in the US. But it is surprising how the US allows potential terrorists from other countries to be even accepted as legal “Immigrants”! Whether their system is stupid or there are some in their Immigration Dept who are conniving with these terrorists. Imagine these people come as students, families, businessmen, etc., and ends as the terrorists in the land of the free.

    • Guest

      relax pre…

    • JanofVA

      The rules are the same for everybody (unless you’re Mexican who illegally crosses the border)..if you can prove that you have the financial means to support yourself and prove that you have a lot of properties in your home country…enough property that you will not be compelled to stay in the US and you can get a police clearance from your home country, then you get a Visa…sadly, these terrorists are financed by the Saudis…they have a lot of money and have the financial resources. My friends, relatives and acquaintances are given student and visitor VISAs for the same reasons (they are able to prove that they have the financial means to do it). If you yourself have $500,000 to invest in the US, they will give you a VISA too…ha.ha..

      • Crazy_horse101010

        and i know a couple of flippinas who are there on fake visas a friend of mind was scammed by one. she was supposed to marry him but when she got there she skipped out on him. she had another boy friend and just used him to get her there another was a friend of my wife same type of scam.

      • jacel_itim_na_puso

        would one of them be purple daisy?

      • Crazy_horse101010

        could be ive read enough of her remarks which dont make sense she fights with everyone

      • jeetkaido

        You are aware of the illegal people but you don’t report. It means you are involve with the crime and you are broadcasting it.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        dumb dumb they have been reported but no one can find them any other smart remarks

      • jeetkaido

        Does your wife & you, have illegal mexicans or other nationality friend too? Did you report?

      • Crazy_horse101010

        to bad you never learned to read it would make things easier do you always jump into the pool before you see if there is water in it you dont even make sense i said they have been REPORTED NOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND. i doubt it. report me dumb dumb then i can sue your azz like talking to a tree

      • jeetkaido

        Of course I understood that you reported. I was just asking you another question? Why are you mad? Did you know other nationalities that are illegal aside from those Filipinas on your post?

      • Crazy_horse101010

        because you accused me of aiding and abetting criminals which i never do and one thing i hate with a passion is racism. im calm now but find out the facts before accusing someone ok and why do you keep up about me knowing any illegals hell no

      • jeetkaido

        Why are you defensive? I am not accusing you. I did not say you are racist…. What I said,, I thought you are racist. I just let you know what was in my mind because I was intrigued with your post, you just mentioned Filipino illegals since there are too many illegal mexicans too and other nationalities & maybe you know some illegals too. You said you never seen mexicans for years, & I had No further questions, end of story, UNDERSTAND now?.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        ps i havent seen a mexican in years since i left america want to try to find one and ask him haw haw haw

      • jeetkaido

        Ok, I just thought you are just one of those racist.

      • Jude Galford

        this conclusion is not logical.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        i agree does he think i wouldnt tell my friend if i knew where she was at

      • 33Sam

        Yeah that’s why Filipinas have a bad rep over in the U.S. because they have this praying mantis personality.. And then the Filipina personality which is to control the male in the relationship, doesn’t fly with Americans, at least the older generation, or the American sees his masculinity is being compromised, puts the Filipina in her place. The next step, divorce. Add a few kids, you have a BIG MESS! So the American men they usually end up with are effeminate mamma’s boys (the silent type) so what did they achieve other than a green card? You still see the same thing, the Filipina walks ahead and the male even if he’s white, walks behind her. These days you have to think twice wanting to go there in the first place. Many of the richest Americans have left. So by the time the baduy crowd gets the news…

      • 33Sam

        Actually things have reversed themselves. An illegal immigrant can get a green card, medical assistance faster than an American. You have to realize the plan is to bankrupt the country’s economy by allowing droves of immigrants to move to CONUS. If you remember a few weeks ago there was a rally at the White House to lobby for immigration reform, to give illegal immigrants citizenship. Its obvious what these globalist bankers pulling the strings on the U.S. govt have in mind. In fact the reason they built the wall along the U.S./Mexico border, was not to keep the illegal Mexicans out. its to keep Americans from leaving the U.S. into Mexico.

    • Crysis_III

      mayaman kasi ang mga terorista especially Arab and Middle Eastern..

      • JanofVA

        Tama…si Osama bin Laden eh half brother ng King of Saudi…nagalit lang sa kanya ang pamilya kasi nga rebelde kaya niya binuo yung Al Qaeda. He had millions of dollars in different banks all over the world.

    • Lucky Luciano


    • inq er6

      Apparently TNT is a bigger crime than terrorism

    • 33Sam

      I don’t know if that is true anymore. Ever since Obama opened the borders to flood the U.S. with low wage immigrants to further bankrupt the economy by displacing standard wage Americans and also to load up the welfare systems, I think its pretty easy to get into the U.S. In fact they advertise “migrating to the U.S. become a U.S. citizen.”

      Now the real question is if you want to get mixed up in this false dream of the former land of milk and honey?

  • Hellomr

    There are a lot of American Muslim terrorist living in USA …

    • JanofVA

      Very true…and they get angry because we don’t trust them but how can you trust them when they do terrorist acts and are proud of it.

      • 33Sam

        Two weeks ago Fox News said Al Qaeda would be working with Christians. The Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU, both of which are considered to be among the most prominent “civil rights” organizations in the United States, are seemingly obsessed with attacking evangelical Christians. It has become trendy to bash Christians. A U.S. Army Reserve equal opportunity training presentation entitled “Extremism and Extremist Organizations” actually included “Evangelical Christianity” as an example of “Religious Extremism” in a list that also included al-Qaeda, Hamas and the Ku Klux Klan. However, religious extremism is not limited to any single religion, ethnic group, or region of the world; every religion has some followers that believe that their beliefs, customs and traditions are the only “right way” and that all others are practicing their faith the “wrong way,” seeing and believing that their faith/religion superior to all others.

        Attempts to intimidate evangelical Christians into changing their beliefs continue to become more frightening. The following are just a few examples…

        1 – A student at Florida Atlantic University was recently suspended from classfor refusing “to write the word ‘Jesus’ on a piece of paper, fold it up, and step on it.”

        2 – A 14-year-old homeschooler in Maryland received multiple death threatsafter testifying in favor of traditional marriage before the Maryland state senate.

        3 – A 14-year-old student at a public school in Texas was suspended from school for saying that he believes that homosexuality is wrong.

        4 – A gay activist group that smashed up a church in Oregon says that it hopes that it will “strike fear into the hearts” of Christian leaders…

        As you can see social engineering is alive and well, blurring the lines of reality and confusing belief systems, making things trendy or not. When you put this together with bombings and massacres, its not far fetched to realize there is something underfoot as to an agenda to control people in such a way as to demonize what was once sacred, while making what was unholy, sacred. Not a sane period in time. The endgame is mass destruction as sanity is definitely off balance. Just because the government says who the culprit is doesn’t mean they are right and they usually have ulterior motives that are extreme and destructive. When you figure the U.S. government is like a windmill on what it says and does, its not a government anymore but a group of radical terrorists itself.

    • jacel_itim_na_puso

      yeah, like those kiram from pilipina… boy they are bred and spread all over the places.

      • jeetkaido

        The Kiram story is not the same as the USA issue, idi*t. The Kirams went to Sabah to claim their property. It is the malaysian thief that are terrorist. They killed the innocent just to drive the rightful owner. You are just broadcasting how ignorant you are. at jacel_itim_na_puso, pati gilagid at dugo mo siguradong itim!

      • halfpunk

        yeah right claim their property your ass….you are the idiot here…

      • heehe hahaa

        The Kiram are terrorists. Cop killers.

        You are the ignorant one because Sabah was never controlled by Sulu. Sabah belongs to the Sabahans.

      • jeetkaido

        Here you are again stup*d squatter, you never learn aren’t you? Till now you don’t understand the meaning of “padjak”.


        heehe will never rpt never learn history. oriental history at that. what they learn are story telling like ” upin & ipin” hahaa.

      • heehe hahaa

        “Here you are again stup*d squatter, you never learn aren’t you? ”

        Tsk tsk, Your lack of manners and rotten grammar reflects your lack of education. All you preach is hatred. Typical terrorist.

        Go and convince your government on your “Padjak”. They are not pursuing any Sabah claims with the ICJ. Basically they do not agree with you.

      • generalproblem

        are you a malaysian pig or what? you also eat pork after praying at the mosque.

      • heehe hahaa

        Yummy…what’s that to you? You have nothing intelligent to say?

      • SMEjhong

        i agree with you…@generalproblem:disqus you should say something that’ll make a point and that is @heehehahaa:disqus is a malaysian!

      • heehe hahaa

        Is that the best insult you can do? hahaha…. so lame!
        Just amazed that you cannot win a debate with a pig. It is natural for the less intelligent to resort to insults and personal attacks when they have no more points.
        You have just proven my comments as valid. :) Get a life and an education.

      • SMEjhong

        nice one..i just clicked the “thumbs up” button – the last sentence of your comment are things you really need ..(a life and an education) + a lil’ bit of sex may help stern the way you think..

      • heehe hahaa

        Thumbs up for you too. :)
        Better to make love not war. An old slogan but still valid.

      • SMEjhong

        another dipshit troll..

      • leomar101

        Maybe maybe not. The real terrorists in the Philippines (not pilipina as you wrote it) are the MILF. They just killed dozens of soldiers last year, they demand impossible things from the government on the negotiation table and they threatened to make war if there demands are not met. They have Abu sayap on their turf etc. They are the real terrorists right now and the Philippine government is their hostage.

      • kismaytami

        Pity you, your malayshit government keeps on fooling you. Haven’t they told you that they’re the ones who supported, funded, armed and trained those terror groups in Mindanao? So the war happening now in Sabah is simply a karma for terrorist-cuddling malayshits.

    • jeetkaido

      That’s the problem of those people, they hate USA but they leave their country, tried whatever it takes to get there and live.

    • Noel

      Don’t be too sure. The suspects might even be North Korean agents.

    • 33Sam

      Then add to this the CIA growing opium in Afghanistan then you have a rich mixture of total bullsh!t law and order happening.

  • david

    terorista din naman ang USA ah specifically the govt. di ba they also killed civilians in the name of war to cleanse kuno the evils in mid east and some other countries. too bad, innocent civilians are casualties, not the politicians who decide when and where to wage war. USA labeled them as terrorists but the govt itself is one of the biggest terrorists in the world.

    • jeetkaido

      Ang ibig mong sabihin, pweding gayahin ang mali?

      • david

        read and understand before you comment

      • jeetkaido

        “terorista din naman ang USA ah specifically the govt. di ba they also killed civilians ” re: Review your post again, maybe you did not understand what you said.

  • Horst Manure

    Don’t get carried away about Muslims there are just as many USA citizens that are nutters as well, need to sit back back and wait maybe the Feds did it as part of ongoing programme for gun control.

    • 33Sam

      Now yer talking..i can smell the new fragrance now… Actually it was to initiate martial law..

  • WeAry_Bat

    Bound to happen.

  • CmdrAdobo

    The importance of CCTV. Should install them in cities.

  • regd

    Poor little children. Why them of all people? Hate knows no boundaries. I bet that savage terrorist would be even proud of that. I say put them on the general public and let nature takes it’s course!

  • Hellomr

    The twin tower in New York who was behind it …. It was all done by Muslim ….

  • Hellomr

    Dapat sa mga terrorist ay shoot to kill… Dahil kapag silay nag strike marami ang namamatay at kung mahuli sila protectado sila ng human right, hindi mo sila puedeng iterrorize katulad ng kanilang gawain…

  • tarikan

    Poor Lu Lingzi, she died from a Chinese made pressure cooker (assumed). The terrorists are keen on using pressure cookers made in China because they disintegrate more easily compared to made in USA, France, UK, Germany, Japan, etc. If my assumption wasn’t true, I’d be liable for a hefty fine.

  • mangTASYO

    nang mawala si george sa white house…medyo kumalma ang mundo sa terorismo…at dahil ilan taon ng medyo tahimik…may mga departamentong kontra-terorismo sa USofA na nakatakdang isara at tanggalan ng budget ng congress…so sana hindi ito kaso ng inside job!

  • mangTASYO

    nang mawala si george sa white house…medyo kumalma ang mundo sa terorismo…at dahil ilan taon ng medyo tahimik…may mga departamentong kontra-terorismo sa USofA na nakatakdang isara at tanggalan ng budget ng congress…so sana hindi ito kaso ng inside job!

  • generalproblem

    ok i hope the terrorist are from sulu, basilan and maguindanao so the americans can bomb the whole area and get rid of all the terrorist there

    • Guest

      f*kng malaysians, they are now seeking help from America to erase the Sabah issue. good luck.

  • Albert Einstien

    TITLE :Boston bomb suspect caught in video footage—official

    but there is a possibility it is staged..because before the explosion they ANNOUNCED there will be a drill..

    As eyewitness Ali Stevenson reported, marathon runners were told before the bombing that a “drill” was taking place involving bomb sniffing dogs and spotters of roofs and to remain calm, although police later denied that any exercise had taken place.

    if TRUE…same title still…

    TITLE : Boston bomb suspect caught in official’s video footage…

    • 33Sam

      Yup E=mc2. Glad you are awake. It was all STAGED!!! NO IFS ANDS OR BUTS!!! Stevenson’s story about a drill being announced over loudspeakers being erased off of Local 15 NBC affiliate website is another screw up. Even the collateral damage photos were faked. Look at the gallons of poured movie blood, of this staged “Boston Bombing” scene. They really think people are stupid enough to believe this!!!


  • felix1959

    Suspect looks like a Chinese or a North Korean

  • 33Sam


    THIS IS A COVER-UP!!! There were radiation detectors in the hands of some of these special ops guys.


    Something much larger is UNFOLDING!!!

    Anyone who believes this KRAP deserves the BS government it
    gets. The bottom line is that the truth is NOT coming out of Boston via the mainstream press.This is a bull$hit FALSE FLAG!!! Patsy “caught” among the many duped into showing up at the marathon, told they would be “participating in a drill,” not realizing they were going to be blamed for the bombing being planned. And then to make sure patsy can’t talk they kill them off. More likely these “bombers” knew something was going to go down and when the photos of the “Seals” in Seal Team 3 uniforms with large black backpacks were unexpectedly released by intelligence people fed up with the way things are being played out by the U.S. Government, the planners changed their plans. They knew they could not front the “patriot did it” lie, and that people were not going to buy the “arab did it” lie, so they came up with a hybrid story line, which is THE WHITE GUYS FROM RUSSIA DID IT LIE. In short, these crooks had a smorgasbord of alibis to choose from as backup plans.


    Info that there was a drill during the marathon was being erased from news stories as in the Local 15 NBC affiliate in Boston’s first news blurb of University of Mobile’s Cross Country coach Ali Stevenson, a participant in the race who was present at the marathon with his wife.

    According to the original posted Local 15 story, Stevenson was quoted by Local 15, “They kept making announcements on the loudspeaker that it was just a drill and there was nothing to worry about.” Local 15 also quoted Stevenson telling them: “it seemed like there was some sort of threat but they kept telling us it was just a drill.” The Local 15 post also states in its original post; ” Stevenson said there was no question in his mind that this was an intentional act.” Eight hours later, Local 15 revised its story deleting the above from its original posted story.

    As part of the well announced drill going on at the same time there were also actors on the scene mixed in with real injured people, real blood, prop blood.

    Photos released of “victims” were faked, photos of bodies dismembered were covered in Hollywood movie blood. This is NOT REAL BLOOD, this is technicolor MOVIE BLOOD. This was obviously STAGED!!! If this is a genuine incident, why did they go through so much trouble blocking these shots Hollywood style?


    Nick Vogt dishonored his country and FAKED IT at the Marathon.
    Bottom line? At least ONE actor was used for the Boston psy op.


    The man who had his legs blown off appears to be neither now, and he was never in a wheel chair to begin with. The guy who was supposed to be the victim had no legs, and people figured it out. So they found another wheel chair bound man who had his legs and used him as a fill in for Vogt, once people knew Vogt had no legs. It was a rush job, and fate did not favor the scammers AT ALL. The high resolution photos available on the web, NONE of them show ANY wheel chairs in the crowd. Why did the wheel chair story get spun then? Jeff Bauman or Nick Vogt? What really happened? A man who has never been accurately named got his legs blown off, and was carted away in a wheel chair. Bauman is a media fiction. They picked a really poor copy for Nick Vogt, THE HAIR OF ONE IS CURLY WHILE VOGT’S HAIR IS THIN STRAIGHT AND FINE.



    They were careful to only show Bauman with poses showing the right side of his face, and predominantly only showed Vogt with poses to the left side of his face, but they did screw up, and when you can compare both faces from the same angle, they are simply not the same guy.

    Swallow this “captured” story and you might as well crawl into a hole.

  • 33Sam

    THIS IS A COVER-UP!!! There were radiation detectors in the hands of some of these special ops guys.


    Something much larger is UNFOLDING!!!

  • 33Sam

    The news is finally out that Tamerlan WAS CIA! And the younger brother had no gun on him!

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