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Update: Conflicting reports, but no arrest yet in marathon bombing
UPDATE: 1:50 p.m. – CNN, AP and other outlets changed course in reporting an arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing Wednesday afternoon.
This afternoon, both the Boston Globe and CNN are citing sources as saying a suspect in Monday’s Boston bombings has been caught on tape thanks to video and photos taken at the scene. During a television interview with colleague Wolf Blitzer, CNN’s John King said his sources would only classify the suspect as “a dark-skinned individual.” CNN also said a new press conference will be held at 4 p.m. Chicago time. CNN is saying its source credits video taken by both a TV station and from a department store with helping to ID the potential suspect.
CNN says the identification of the suspect came from a video surveillance camera in Lord & Taylor, a clothing store.
Lord & Taylor was the site of the second explosion, on the other side of Exeter Street and the opposite side of Boylston Street from Marathon Sports, site of the first explosion closer to the finish line of the Marathon.
BREAKING NEWS: Source: Authorities have an image of a suspect carrying, and perhaps dropping, a black bag at the second bombing scene.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 17, 2013
— CNN (@CNN) April 17, 2013
UPDATE (12:31 pm): NBC News is now taking umbrage with these reports:
NBC News: Authorities have identified “a number of people” in video collected, but not calling them suspects or witnesses at this time
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) April 17, 2013
UPDATE (12:38 pm): And now Boston’s WCVB is saying the suspect is in custody.
— Kristen Setera (@KristenWCVB) April 17, 2013
UPDATE (12:43 pm): The Associated Press is now reporting the arrest of a suspect is imminent, just as WCVB has.