FBI releases photos of Boston Marathon bombing suspects
April 19 , 2013
The FBI released photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings on Thursday, urging the public to come forward with any information.
Security cameras caught the two men, one wearing a dark-colored baseball cap and the other a white cap, on the sidewalk before the blast. Footage showed the suspect in the white cap placing his backpack at the site of the second explosion in front of the Forum restaurant. The FBI has warned members of the public not to approach the two men.
Earlier in the day at a memorial service, US President Barack Obama pledged the perpetrators would be brought to justice. Speaking at an interfaith ceremony at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Obama said: "The spirit of this city is undaunted; the spirit of this country shall remain undimmed…They sought to intimidate us, to terrorize us. It should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it."
Three people were killed and more than 170 injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line on Monday. Fourteen victims, including three children, remain in hospital in a critical condition.