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  • April 19th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

Suspects in the Boston bombing case:

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The American police have released images of two young men in the crowd at the time two bombs were set off in Boston  on Monday.

They say the men are suspects in the crime, in which three people were killed and over 170 injured – many very seriously.

It was at the finish line of this year’s Boston Marathon running race, with thousands gathered in the centre of the city.

For users in the United States, the federal Bureau of Investigation says call them with information on  1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), prompt #3.

The website is https://bostonmarathontips.fbi.gov

More pictures, see FBI home:  

http://www.fbi.gov/

Not long after the release of the images, police were involved in  shooting in the area, close to the MIT university campus, in the early hours of Friday morning (19.4.13), after an officer was shot dead.

There were explosions, and an unconfirmed report that a suspect had been caught.

Police spokespersons did not link the episode to the bombings, immediately.

FOOTNOTE:

It was linked. Two brothers, Americans of Chechnyan origin, aged 26 and 19, threw bombs while firing at police. The elder was captured with injuries  and died soon after; the second man escaped but was caught, severely wounded, after a day-long man hunt. He has been giving information to justice officials, who have also travelled to Dagestan in the Russian Federation, bordering on Chechnya, to speak with his relatives. He may be charged with capital offences.

Russian security had the men listed and earlier had given the names to the American authorities, who made a check on their activities, with no outcomes at that time.

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