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U.S. Attorney: "No Arrest, No One In Custody'

U.S. Attorney: "No Arrest, No One In Custody'

Update at 3:12 p.m.: Boston federal courthouse is being evacuated:

Joe Spurr @joespurr

Homeland security agent confirms evacuation is because of a received bomb threat
12:11 PM - 17 Apr 2013

Update at 2:45 p.m.: WBUR's Tom Melville just spoke with a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, who told him: "No arrest, no one in custody."

Update at 2:37 p.m.: Boston Police tweets:

Boston Police Dept. ✔ @Boston_Police

Despite reports to the contrary there has not been an arrest in the Marathon attack.

Update at 2:28 p.m.: NPR News reports no arrests yet.

Update at 2:22 p.m.: WBUR's David Boeri is in Boston federal court and is awaiting developments there. Listen to WBUR-FM special coverage here.

Update at 2:12 p.m.: It's worth noting that while several outlets, including the AP, are saying an arrest has been made, other outlets, including NBC and CBS, are not confirming an arrest has been made.

Update at 2:05 p.m.: The Associated Press says the suspect is now in custody.

Update at 1:58 p.m.: The AP has a full story now: "Official: Arrest Imminent In Marathon Bombing"

Update at 1:42 p.m.: The Associated Press reports:

The Associated Press ✔ @AP

BREAKING: Law enforcement official: Arrest imminent in Boston Marathon bombing, suspect to be brought to court.
10:42 AM - 17 Apr 2013

Original post:

The Boston Globe breaks:

An official briefed on the Boston Marathon bombing investigation said today that authorities have an image of a suspect carrying, and perhaps dropping, a black bag at the second bombing scene on Boylston Street, outside of the Forum restaurant.

The Globe adds: "Investigators are 'very close' in the investigation, said the official, who declined to be named."

Similarly, CNN is reporting authorities believe they have identified a suspect in the marathon bombings.

WBUR's David Boeri is seeking confirmation, and we'll update when we have independent information.

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