Hours ago, the FBI released photos and video of two men believed to be the suspects in the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon and pleaded for public help in identifying them. The two men were photographed walking together near the finish line of the marathon before the explosions that killed three people and wounded about 180.
Considered armed and extremely dangerous, the public have also been warned not to approach them or attempt to apprehend them.
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According to Special Agent Rick DesLauriers, the head of the FBI’s Boston’s office:
The two men were photographed walking together near the finish line of the marathon before the explosions that killed three people and wounded about 180. One of the two men was seen setting down a backpack at the site of the second explosion “within minutes” of the blast
Somebody out there knows these individuals as friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members of the suspects. And though it may be difficult, the nation is counting on those with information to come forward and provide it to us.
Closer to home, one of our own, a Malaysian, narrowly escaped death when he finished the marathon merely 30 minutes before the tragic incident. Meanwhile, more than 60 people remained hospitalized Thursday in Boston-area medical centers, seven of them in critical condition, according to hospital officials.
The three dead from the Boston Marathon bombing include:
- Richard, the 8-year-old boy with a gap-tooth grin and bright eyes. He loved to run and play in his yard.
- Campbell, a 29-year-old freckle-faced woman described by her mother as having “a heart of gold.”
- Lu, the Chinese graduate student at Boston University who had moved to the city last fall, making friends and soaking up new experiences.