FBI Issues Plea To Public As It Continues Boston Bombing Investigation

CBS New York

BOSTON (CBSNewYork) — The hunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings began minutes after Monday’s attacks.

On Tuesday afternoon, FBI officials held a news conference stating that it had received more than 2,000 tips as of noon. Many of them have been viewed, analyzed and vetted, according to authorities.

Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston Division, said “someone knows who did this.”

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DesLauriers asked business owners to review and preserve any surveillance video they may have in its original form. He also issued a request of the general public to speak out if they have any information regarding the following:

* If they know of an individual who expressed a desire to target the marathon.


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