Re: Photo of two men of interest in Boston bombing being circulated by authorities.
posted at 4/18/2013 1:18 PM EDT
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said today the FBI wants to speak with two men seen in at least one video from the marathon, but she added she isn’t calling them suspects.
Without providing details of the men’s appearance or what the video shows, Napolitano told the House Homeland Security Committee that “there is some video that raised the question” of two men.
“I wouldn’t characterize them as suspects under the technical term, but we need the public’s help in locating these individuals,” she said.
She said the investigation is continuing “apace.”
The lead investigators of the Boston Marathon terror attack are at federal offices to meet and discuss whether to release a surveillance video to the public, an official said.
No decision has been made yet on whether to release it, said Christina DiIorio-Sterling of the U.S. Attorney’s office.
DiIorio-Sterling cautioned against speculation about possible suspects and packages in images of the Marathon crowds. Today, the New York Post printed photos of two men — widely circulated on the Internet — that the paper said have been e-mailed to law enforcement.
“Unless someone from the media is in possession of a photo from the FBI, they should consider it not credible,” DiIorio-Sterling said.