Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Possibly Identified and Arrested UPDATED
The age of 24 hour cable news/Twitter feeds have come smashing together...
Via CNN, The Miami Herald had reported that Boston Marathon bombing investigators may have identified a suspect.
There had been reports of a possible suspect leaving a black bag at the site of the second explosion via surveillance video.
Reports also said that surveillance footage from the Lord & Taylor across the street from the second explosion shows this supposed suspect.
Here's how we blogged it up it via the myriad of Twitter feeds and avalanche of information:
Meanwhile, the AP is reporting that the suspect is already in police custody, and is expected in federal court:
BREAKING: Law enforcement official: Boston Marathon bomb suspect in custody, expected in federal court. -BW-- The Associated Press (@AP) April 17, 2013
CBS News, meanwhile, says that NO arrest has been made:
MORE: Law enforcement officials are trying to identify one person, but no arrest has been made CBSNews.com-- CBS News (@CBSNews) April 17, 2013
The Boston Globe says their source is saying there is a suspect in custody:
Boston Globe source reports suspect being taken to US District Court in South Boston.-- The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 17, 2013
UPDATE (2:35 pm):
Press is gathering outside the Federal Court in Boston:
[PHOTO] Outside Federal Court in Boston: twitter.com/CNBCnow/status...-- CNBC Newsroom (@CNBCnow) April 17, 2013
UPDATE (2:40 pm):
Boston Globe is now saying there is NO suspect in custody, contradicting their source from earlier:
Dramatic change in status of Boston Marathon bombing invstigation: Authorities arenow saying:"No arrest and no one in custody.''-- The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 17, 2013
UPDATE (2:49 pm):
The AP is now reporting that the Feds are denying they have a suspect in custody:
BREAKING: Federal officials deny that Boston Marathon bombing suspect is in custody.-- The Associated Press (@AP) April 17, 2013
UPDATE (2:53 pm):
And now things are getting, shall we say, wacky.
CNN reported earlier that the suspect was a "brown-skinned" male. Now CBSNews is saying....
JUST IN: Man sought as possible suspect is WHITE MALE, wearing white baseball cap on backwards, gray hoodie and black jacket.-- CBS News (@CBSNews) April 17, 2013
UPDATE (3:00 pm.):
The FBI has released a statement (via NBC)
FBI statement: Contrary to widespread reporting, there have been no arrests made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack-- NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) April 17, 2013
Ah, the internet news age.
We'll update this post as we get more information.
And by "update," we mean when an actual real-life human person has been for-real arrested.