April 17, 2013

Breaking: Arrest Made in Boston Marathon Massacre

Stop the press:

An arrest has been made in the Boston bombings investigation based on two videos showing images of the suspect, a federal law enforcement source told CNN's Fran Townsend.
The arrest was federal. Why significant? Because Mass doesn't have the death penalty. The feds do.

Updates to come .....

Update by Howie: Stand by reports of arrest, no arrest, three arrests or twelve arrests. Pick one and wait.

Stand by...

Boston Globe reporting one arrest, live feed of courthouse here.

Boston Police tweet no arrest.

FBI also releases presser saying.

Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting.
Also since there is no one in custody, it's kind of a bad idea to crowd around the courthouse and make yourself a potential target, no?

Besides they won't be marching him through the front door past that crowd.

Update: Courthouse being evacuated. Unknown if for threat or just to clear the crowd.. Bomb squad arrives.

Last update: These aren't the droids we're looking for. Move along. Move along.

However there is a presser scheduled for 5:00 Eastern. Maybe one of the other bloggers will have something then. Howie is done for the day.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:10 PM | Comments |