Thursday, April 18, 2013 3:49 AM
UPDATE 12:30 pm: Nope.
The Boston Gobe reports:
Authorities have clear video images of two separate suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings carrying black bags at each explosion site and are planning to release the images today in an appeal for the public’s help in identifying the men, according to an official briefed on the case.
The official said that the two suspects were seen separately on videotape — one at each of the two bombing sites, which are located about a block apart.
The official, who spoke this morning on the condition of anonymity, said the best video has come from surveillance cameras on the same side of Boylston Street as the explosions. The official said the widely reported Lord and Taylor surveillance camera, and snapshots from individual cellphone camera users, have not provided the clearest images.
These supposedly forthcoming video images of two separate suspects are not thought to be the two men in the NY Post picture (above).
Law enforcement officials are distributing this photo (above) among themselves in their attempts to identify the two men. They are not distributing it to the general public. The New York Post, however, is. (Thanks, Post.)
From the Post story:
Meanwhile, officials have identified two potential suspects who were captured on surveillance videos taken shortly before the deadly blasts, law-enforcement sources told The Post yesterday.
Authorities know the names of the two men, but do not have enough evidence to make an arrest for Monday’s attack, which killed three and wounded 176, the sources said.
It was not immediately clear if the men in the law-enforcement photos are the same men in the surveillance videos.
To be sure, this is a hard story to get straight the first (second, third...) time. But if authorities know the names of the two potential suspects on the surveillance videos, and they are seeking the names of the two men in the photo, are we really looking for four suspects?
UPDATE: Apparently not.