Breaking: Marathon bombing suspect reportedly identified

Law enforcement officials plan a 5 p.m. news conference

By Computerworld staff, Computerworld |  Security

A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday has reportedly been identified and arrested, according to numerous news agencies.

CNN was the first to report that a suspect had been identified in the bombing, which killed three people and left more than 170 people injured. CNN later reported that the suspect had been taken to a federal courthouse.

An FBI spokeswoman in Washington, D.C. told a Computerworld reporter at 2:20 p.m. ET, however, that no arrests have yet been made.

Law enforcement officials now plan a 5 p.m. news conference. That press event had originally been scheduled for early this afternoon.

According to CNN, surveillance video from a local Lord & Taylor store and video from a local Boston TV station were critical to identifying a suspect. Video forensics were expected to play a major role in the investigation.

Developing story. More to come.

With reports by Matt Hamblen.

Read more about security in Computerworld's Security Topic Center.


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