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AP: Boston Marathon bombing suspect
UPDATE 2:57 p.m.: AP now says federal officials are denying an arrest and continuing to appeal for the public's help
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fbi-appeals-help-solving-marathon-bombings

AP is reporting that a suspect has been taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombings.

A law enforcement official spoke to the news service on condition of anonymity this afternoon. CNN also was reporting an arrest was imminent.  

AP says the suspect is expected in federal court in Boston.

The twin bombings killed three people and wounded more than 170 on Monday. The explosions happened near the finish line of the marathon.

Investigators later determined the bombs were pressure cookers filled with ball bearings, nails and other shrapnel, and may have been set off by timers. 

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