Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 31 July 2014

Boston bombs case 'arrest' denied

The remains of a pressure cooker that the FBI says was part of one of the bombs that exploded during the Boston Marathon. (AP/FBI)
Eight-year-old Martin Richard was among those killed in the Boston Marathon explosions (AP)
One of the blast sites is examined on Boylston Street near the finish line (AP)

US officials are denying that a suspect is in custody in connection with the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.

A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press a suspect was in custody.

But the FBI and the US attorney's office in Boston dispute that.

The official who spoke to The Associated Press did so on condition of anonymity and stood by the information even after it was disputed.

The official had said the suspect was expected in US federal court in Boston.

Reporters and police have converged at the courthouse.

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