BOSTON (CBS) – After a flurry of conflicting media reports Wednesday afternoon, federal, state and local authorities said there has been no arrest in the Boston Marathon bombings.
“Despite reports to the contrary there has not been an arrest in the Marathon attack,” Boston Police tweeted at 2:36 p.m.
“Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting,” FBI spokesperson Katherine Gulotta said in a statement.
CNN had reported an arrest and the Associated Press stated that a suspect was taken into custody and was expected at a Boston courthouse.