CNN: John King says reputable law enforcement told him suspect was “dark skinned male.” Adds “some people will take offense at that.”
— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 17, 2013
I guess when Obama found out they arrested a Muslim, that had to be Kiboshed until they could kill some white guy and then say he did it. Just kidding. It actually sounds like an arrest was in fact made, but they don’t want people to know yet because they don’t want others involved to panic and flee, as well as for other reasons that such public knowledge might impede the investigation and prosecution.
Background – UPDATE: BOSTON P.D., U.S. ATTORNEY CONTRADICT CNN, FOX NEWS AND AP, SAY NO ARREST MADE – Breaking, Multiple Sources: ‘Darked Skinned’ Suspect Arrested In Boston Marathon Bombings
BOSTON (AP) — Federal officials are denying that a suspect is in custody in the Boston Marathon bombings.
A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on Wednesday a suspect was in custody.
But the FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston dispute that.
The official who spoke to The Associated Press did so on condition of anonymity and stood by the information even after it was disputed.
The official was not authorized to divulge details of the investigation. The official had said the suspect was expected in federal court in Boston.
Reporters and police have converged at the courthouse.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.
A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Wednesday in a breakthrough that came less than 48 hours after the deadly attack, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation said Wednesday.
The official spoke shortly after several media outlets reported that a suspect had been identified from surveillance video taken at a Lord & Taylor store between the sites of the two bomb blasts, which killed three people and wounded more than 170.
The official was not authorized to divulge details of the investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The suspect was expected at a Boston courthouse under heavy security, the official said.
A news briefing was scheduled later Wednesday.
Law enforcement agencies had earlier pleaded for the public to come forward with photos, videos or any information that might help them solve the twin bombings. Police also gathered surveillance video from businesses around the finish line.
The bombs were made from ordinary kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and ball bearings to inflict maximum carnage, investigators and others close to the case said. But the FBI said nobody had claimed responsibility.