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April 17, 2013

Official: Suspect in custody in Boston bombings

BOSTON — A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody today in a breakthrough that came less than 48 hours after the deadly attack, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation said.

The official spoke shortly after several media outlets reported that a suspect had been identified from surveillance video taken at a Lord & Taylor store between the sites of the two bomb blasts, which killed three people and wounded more than 170.

The official was not authorized to divulge details of the investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The suspect was

expected at a Boston courthouse under heavy security, the official said.

A news briefing was scheduled later Wednesday.

Law enforcement agencies had earlier pleaded for the public to come forward with photos, videos or any information that might help them solve the twin

bombings. Police also gathered surveillance video from businesses around the finish line.

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