The FBI is asking the public for help in identifying the two suspects in the photos above.
Authorities are saying that in the images above, you can clearly see the men who they believe are the two suspects at the explosion site.
The first picture also shows what appears to be a backpack on the ground matching the description of the bag used in the bombings.
An official said that the two suspects were seen separately on videotape — one at each of the two bombing sites, which are located about a block apart.
The official, who spoke this morning on the condition of anonymity, said the best video has come from surveillance cameras on the same side of Boylston Street as the explosions.
Read more, see pics and video of suspects after the jump
According to the FBI:
“After a very detailed analysis of photo, video and other evidence, we are releasing photos of these two suspects. They are identified as suspect 1 and suspect 2. They appear to be associated. Suspect 1 is wearing a dark hat, suspect 2 is wearing a white hat. Suspect 2 set down a backpack at the site of the second explosion.”As you can see from one of the images, suspects 1 and 2 appear to be walking together through the marathon crowd on Boylston Street in the direction of the finish line. That image was captured as they walked on Boylston in the vicinity of the intersection with Gloucester Street. As you can see the quality of the photos is quite good. We will continue to work on developing additional images to improve their identification value.”
This is suspect number one. He is wearing a distinctive Bridgestone Golf hat.
Suspect number two is wearing a white cap.
The FBI described the two men as armed and dangerous and urged the public not to approach them.
If you have any information regarding these individuals, please contact 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).