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Report: Boston Marathon Suspect Identified, But Not Arrested

Amanda Martinez |
April 17, 2013 | 11:23 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

(Front page of Tuesday's paper/CNN screen shot, Brianna Sacks)
(Front page of Tuesday's paper/CNN screen shot, Brianna Sacks)
A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been identified from video, but not arrested, an unidentified federal law enforcement official told CNN.

CNN originally reported that a suspect was in custody, but then received multiple reports from various unnamed officials who clarified that a suspect is not in custody. CNN reported that law enforcement officials have identified a suspect, but no name is being released and it is unknown whether law enforcement officials know the suspect's name.

The video showed the suspect near the site of the second explosion.One video came from a department store nearby, while the other came from Boston television station's coverage.

Authorities sifted through more than 2,000 tips and photo and video evidence to help trace the suspect.

Earlier in the day, FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers reported authorities had no leads on either suspects or motives.

Neon Tommy reported earlier that investigators recovered new evidence, including a circuit board and a pressure cooker lid, that was expected to help investigators track down a suspect.

CNN's report remains unconfirmed, but the Boston Globe and the AP have also reported an arrest has been made and the unidentified suspect will soon appear in federal court.

However, the FBI's national press office said, "we have not officially named anyone and we don't know where they're getting that information."

The Huffington Police reached out to the Boston Police, but the station declined to comment, saying "they don't know about the possible suspect."

For more of Neon Tommy's coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings click here.

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