[Update: The FBI press conference regarding the Boston Marathon bombing has been postponed due to a threat at a Boston federal courthouse.]
Has a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing been ID’d? There are conflicting reports circulating stating that a man has been arrested in connection to the bombing. The FBI announced today that it would be holding a press conference at 5 pm to update the media on the investigation.
CNN reported today that a person has been arrested. The networks later took back the claim saying that police did not have anyone in custody.
The Boston Globe, based on their own sources, also reported today that a suspect had been ID’d by police.
According to the FBI, however, no arrests have been made at this time.
The FBI said in a statement: “Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. 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.”
After the bombing, the Boston Police Department asked spectators to send in any images or videos that could be useful to the investigation. The internet quickly spotted a mysterious man walking along the rooftop next to the explosion. The NY Times reports that investigators may have used amateur footage to pinpoint the suspect.
Of course, that probably is not be the case since the FBI is saying that no one has been arrested yet for the bombing.
Here’s a live video from CBS about the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.