CNN: 'Dark Skinned male' is Boston Suspect; AP: Arrest 'Imminent'

CNN: 'Dark Skinned male' is Boston Suspect; AP: Arrest 'Imminent'

CNN correspondent John King reported this afternoon that authorities have identified a suspect in the bombing of the Boston Marathon.

On the afternoon of April 17, King reported that, “the description given to me was a dark skinned male.” It wasn’t clear whether or not police had anyone in custody.

The identification came from surveillance video of the crowd recorded near the Lord & Taylor store along the race route and near where the second blast occurred.

Authorities say they have video of the “dark skinned” man dropping a backpack near the store shortly before the explosion took place. The bombs, made of six-liter pressure cookers packed with nails and ball bearings, are reminiscent of those used in bombings in India.

Boston Mayor Tom Menino also noted on Wednesday afternoon that the police are “very close” to identifying a suspect.

Shortly after King’s report aired, the Associated Press reported that an arrest is “imminent.”

“A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation says a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is about to be arrested.”

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