The FBI intensified its manhunt in the Boston Marathon bombing case on Thursday by releasing images of two men they deem to be suspects. It asked that anyone with information about the men or who may have seen them in the vicinity of the marathon finish line on Monday to step forward with information as soon as possible.
At a late-afternoon news conference here, FBI Special Agent Richard Deslauriers released surveillance tape and displayed photos of two young men captured in the moments before the twin explosions that killed 3 and injured 170.
“Somebody out there knows these individuals as friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members,” Deslauriers said. “Though it may be difficult, the nation is counting on those with information to come forward and provide it to us.”
The release of the images represented a significant breakthrough in a massive manhunt that has consumed local, state and federal law enforcement since the detonation of two shrapnel-packed bombs that plunged the annual Patriot’s Day race—the nation’s most prestigious marathon—into terror and chaos.
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