Law-enforcement officials are circulating photos of two men with bags talking near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The photos, which are being distributed amongst investigators, show one of the men carrying a blue duffel bag. The other man has a black backpack.
The New York Post reports that the email that accompanies the photos reads like this:
“The attached photos are being circulated in an attempt to identify the individuals highlighted therein. Feel free to pass this around to any of your fellow agents elsewhere.”
The photos of the men were taken at different times. In some of the later photos, the man with the black backpack no longer appears to have his bag.
Officials have also reportedly identified two potential suspects by reviewing surveillance videos of the scene before the bombs went off. It has been reported that law-enforcement officials know the names of the two suspects but don’t have enough evidence to make an arrest.
It’s not known if those two suspects are the men in the photos being passed around by investigators. Three people were killed and 176 people were wounded in Monday’s attack. President Obama and the first lady will be in Boston today to attend a prayer vigil with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.
Victims of the attack continue to recover and receive treatment at area hospitals.
According to Dr. Horacio Hojman, associate chief of trauma at Tufts Medical Center, many of his patients are maintaining a positive outlook.
"Despite what they witnessed, despite what they suffered, despite many of them having life-threatening injuries, their spirits were not broken," he said. "And I think that should probably be the message for all of us — that this horrible act of terror will not bring us down."