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Tuesday 2 September 2014

FBI releases images and video of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings

The FBI has released images of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings which left three dead and over 170 injured
The FBI has released images of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings which left three dead and over 170 injured
This image released by the FBI on Thursday, April 18, 2013, shows in a image from video what the FBI are calling suspect number 1, front, in black cap, and suspect number 2, in white cap, back right, walking near each other through the crowd in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013, before the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/FBI)
This image released by the FBI on Thursday, April 18, 2013, shows in a image from video what the FBI are calling suspect number 1, front, in black cap, and suspect number 2, in white cap, back right, walking near each other through the crowd in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013, before the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/FBI)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15:  Runners and police gather near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two people are confirmed dead and at least 23 injured after two explosions went off near the finish line to the marathon.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Runners and police gather near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two people are confirmed dead and at least 23 injured after two explosions went off near the finish line to the marathon. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

The FBI has released images of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings case which left three dead and over 180 injured.

FBI Agent Richard DesLauriers says the images came from surveillance cameras near the explosion sites shortly before the blasts.

"We consider them to be armed and extremely dangerous," Mr DesLauriers said, asking the public not to approach the men.

He said there is no additional danger that the FBI knows of now.

Monday's blasts killed three and injured more than 180.

The images were released hours after President Barack Obama attended an interfaith service in Boston to remember the victims, including an eight-year-old boy.

Earlier today he promised a grieving Boston to hunt down whoever was responsible for the deadly bombing at the marathon, while investigators focused on a man seen dropping off a bag and walking away from the site of the second of Monday's two explosions.

At an interfaith service honouring the victims, Mr Obama said "there is a piece of Boston in me" as he paid tribute to the city shaken by what he has called an act of terror.

"Every one of us stands with you," he said.

There was a heavy police presence around the city's main Roman Catholic cathedral as residents lined up before dawn, hoping to get one of the roughly 2,000 seats inside.

Streets were blocked off around the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Among the hundreds in line was 18-year-old Eli Philips. The college student was a marathon volunteer and was wearing his volunteer jacket.

He said he was still shocked that "something that was euphoric went so bad".

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