A suspect has been arrested in the Boston Marathon bombings that left 3 people dead and 183 people injured on Monday. The FBI ID'd the "dark skinned" man in CCTV video footage taken from a camera outside the Lord & Taylor department store near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. According to The Boston Globe, the FBI have video footage of the bomber dropping a bag containing an IED bomb near the spot of the 2nd of 2 explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon.
The photo above shows the Boston police reacting to the first explosion near the finish line while smoke plumes from a 2nd bomb can be seen in the background behind them.
A law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity told the Associated Press the FBI have a suspect in custody and he will be brought to federal court later today.
A photo obtained by 7News in Boston shows a light colored bag on the curb next to a mailbox near the site of the first explosion.
Police believe the bombs were made using 2 pressure cookers packed with scrap metal, BBs and ball bearings. The bombs were designed to take out the legs of spectators and runners using low velocity explosions. The force of the explosion propelled the lid of one of the pressure cookers onto the rooftop of an adjacent building.
Police recovered a piece of circuit board that may have been used to detonate the bombs remotely. The FBI cell phone records from nearby cell towers to pinpoint the number and location of the cell phone that detonated the bombs. The media had earlier reported the bombs were detonated using a timer.
It took President Obama 24 hours to call the bombings a terrorist act.