Steven Emerson of the Investigative Project revealed on Hannity’s Wednesday evening cable show that an official at ICE told him the Saudi national first questioned by authorities about the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday is set to be deported.
“Remember the Saudi that they had arrested or at least initially detained?” Emerson asked. “It was determined that he had no involvement and they made a statement about it to that effect? Well, I just learned from my own sources he’s now going to be deported on national security grounds Tuesday,” Emerson said, later adding, “This is the way things are done with Saudi Arabia. You don’t arrest their citizens. You deport them, because they don’t want them to be embarrassed.”
It is not known if this individual is a material witness, but questions remain as to whether or not the Saudi National, who was on a student visa, gave authorities any information to lead them to the suspects they are looking at now.
The FBI is currently looking at two suspects in the marathon bombing and was set to hold a press conference on Wednesday but canceled the presser at the last minute. Law enforcement officials have not made any announcements as to when another press conference will be held. According to reports, the suspects were seen in a department store video that captured images of a man dropping a backpack near the finish line.