Authorities reportedly have an image of a ‘dark-skinned male’ suspect carrying, and possibly dropping, a black bag at the second explosion site, according to a new report. Officials are allegedly ‘very close’ to solving the case thanks to a Lord & Taylor surveillance camera.
Two days after a massive explosion claimed the lives of three and injured at least 183 people at the Boston Marathon on April 15, authorities have reportedly obtained an image that may lead them to who’s responsible.
Boston Bombing Suspect — New Image Shows Man With Black Bag
“Authorities have an image of a suspect carrying, and perhaps dropping, a black bag at the second bombing scene,” The Boston Globe reports. “Officials are ‘very close’ in the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings. Bombing suspect possibly identified.”
A law enforcement official told CNN that the progress is a “game changer.” Authorities may publicize their finding as early as this afternoon, April 17, the Globe adds.
A surveillance camera at Lord & Taylor, across the street from the second explosion site, reportedly provided clear images from moments before the bombings. It was not noted, however, if this camera was responsible for providing the photo in question.
Boston Explosions: Three Dead, Many Injured
The two explosions occurred at 2:50 p.m. on April 15, near the Boylston Street finish line of the marathon, killing three people and injuring at least 183. Many of those suffered injuries from flying shrapnel, including nails and ball bearings.
Our thoughts go out to all of those affected by these horrific explosions.
UPDATE: The Boston Police said (as of 2:41 PM ET), “Despite reports to the contrary there has not been an arrest in the Marathon attack.”