Teen In Photo: I’m Not Boston Marathon Bomber [VIDEO]
A teen who has been identified in photos posted to some internet sites as the Boston Marathon bomber says he is not responsible.
17-year-old Salah Barhoun is one of two males whose face is circled in the photo and identified as individuals the FBI would like to speak to about the bombing. They are holding backpacks with straps similar to the one in photos released showing pieces of a backback found near the bombs on Boylston Street in Boston.
When Barhoun found out he was in the photo he went to police and told them he’s not their man according to ABCNews.com. He told ABC News he want to run the race but could not so he watched the race instead. “My brother is not the bomber,” said his younger brother.
The FBI says they have a clear picture of two suspects caught by a surveillance camera mounted to the outside of the Lord & Taylor department store across the street. The photo has not yet officially been released to the media.
The New York Post, which published the picture in both its print edition and on its website, updated its story to say investigators have cleared both individuals in the photos.