Thursday, April 18, 2013
Boston Update...will another terrorist go free under Obama?
BOSTON -- False hope that a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings had been arrested dominated news reports for much of Wednesday, two days after explosions rocked the elite road race, killing three people and injuring more than 170. But in the end, reports of an arrest published by CNN and The Associated Press, as well as other media, were categorically denied by the FBI. "We have not officially named anyone and we don't know where they're getting that information," an FBI spokeswoman told HuffPost. The confusion came amid reports that investigators are on the hunt for a man seen in a department-store surveillance video dropping off a bag at the site of the bombings. Confusion ruled the afternoon in other ways. Media and spectators descended on the federal courthouse, hoping to catch a glimpse of the mythical suspect. But soon after the crowds showed up, a bomb scare at the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse sent them scurrying. The appropriate opportunity to sort out some of the wild and unverified information would have been at an evening press conference with the FBI, but it was postponed.