Report of arrest in Boston bombing disputed

7:01 PM, Apr 17, 2013   |    comments
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BOSTON - Both federal and local law enforcement officials are disputing reports by CNN and other media outlets that videotapes have helped investigators identify and arrest a suspect in the deadly bombings that killed 3 people and injured almost 200 Monday.

CNN reporter John King says  the source told him Wednesday that a surveillance camera mounted outside the Lord and Taylor department store led to a breakthrough in identifying a suspect in the explosions, which occured seconds apart near the finish of the Boston Marathon.

The source told King the suspect is seen leaving "a package" on the second explosion scene. King calls the source a reputable law enforcement source who is privy to the investigation.

But later Wednesday afternoon, officials from the justice department and Boston Police strongly denied that anyone has been taken into custody.

King says he also spoke with Boston's mayor, who when pressed confirmed that investigators have told him that "significant progress" has been made towards finding a suspect.

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