FBI Releases Bomb Suspect Photos, Asks For Help And Says Suspects Are 'Armed,' 'Dangerous'

Kim LaCapria

The FBI has finally released bomb suspect photos after Monday's Boston Marathon bombing, and have urged the public to assist in the search for two men they believe may be responsible for the attack this week that killed three and injured hundreds.

Images released by the FBI Thursday afternoon of the bomb suspects are very grainy and low-resolution, but the Bureau has implored the public to assist in the search -- and warns that the men should be considered armed and "extremely dangerous."

As the FBI releases the images of the two men identified as suspects, traffic to FBI.gov has felled the site and made the set of images nearly impossible to access.

Video below also released by the FBI of the two men shown in stills in the bomb suspect images may provide a clearer picture.

Images of the two men formally identified by the FBI as suspects in the Boston bombing are currently being widely circulated. In the shots, each man carries a backpack. One is wearing a dark hat, and the other is wearing a white hat backwards.

In addition to the FBI's release of the bomb suspect images, the agency has warned Americans to be cautious -- explaining that even if you believe you recognize one or both of the men, approaching them is not advised. The Bureau said:

"We consider them to be armed and extremely dangerous. No one should approach them."

Anyone who believes they can assist in identifying the men seen in the surveillance footage prior to the Boston Marathon bombing is asked to call -800-CALL-FBI with information.

You can view a full set of images released by the FBI of the bomb suspects on FBI.gov.

— FBI New York (@NewYorkFBI) April 18, 2013