Authorities have no clue as to their identities but want to question both and are seeking help from the public.
In a dramatic news conference today, FBI Special Agent Richard DesLaurier identified the suspects.
One is wearing dark clothes, sunglasses and a dark hat. The other is also wearing dark clothes with a white baseball cap on backwards. They were spotted at the scene shortly before the blasts.
Two bombs detonated about 20 seconds apart near the race’s finish line on Boylston Street in downtown Boston, killing three people, including an eight-year-old boy and injuring 183 others, many seriously.
Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects
The images, which are blurry, were captured on security cameras in the area. Both men are wearing backpacks.
“We consider them to be armed and extremely dangerous, No one should approach them; do not apprehend them; do not take any action on your own. If you see these men, contact law enforcement,” the FBI agent cautioned.
The news conference was held after The New York Post a photo of two men it said were Marathon “Bag Men” and wanted for questioning. Neither were suspects. One of the Post “bag men” Sulahaddin Barhoum, 17, called a news conference to express fears for his life.
Investigators have a wealth of photos and video footage from the scene to examine. Some were taken by bystanders while others have been culled from various security cameras.
Anyone with any information regarding the two suspects is urged to call the FBI at 1-800 222 5324.