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Fox News alert and now we have a statement from the FBI a written statement in advance of -- we are told will be a press conference they will hold.
At some point in the next few hours our best information -- last information which was that it would be 5 PM eastern time that of course is subject to change here's the statement in fall.
Quote contrary to -- -- widespread reporting there have been no arrests 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 asked the media particularly at this early stage of the investigation to exercise caution.
An attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels.
So the information as we now know at 2:55 PM eastern time is that according to the FBI there have been no arrests made.
They do not comment in this press release about other suggestions.
That they may be close that an arrest is imminent that they have identified a suspect.
That they are talking to someone that they believe they know who someone is we've heard the -- In this afternoon.
All they confirm for us for sure is that no arrests have been made.
What we can hope is that one is close because we did not get pushed back.
On the earlier reporting.
That they had identified.
A young man dropping a parcel perhaps a back a black pack pack at the site of the second bombing.
That took place at the Boston Marathon which was directly across from the Lord & Taylor.
And we show you videotape about -- Lord & Taylor and -- what we will leave was was the bomb site.
Earlier thanks to our fox affiliate which had videotaped footage.
That they provided to law enforcement so as -- as -- close -- the broadcast this is what we now.
The president and one Republican lawmaker have received letters that they believe had a deadly poison rice -- in them.
That didn't they didn't receive them but they were sent to them they got nowhere near the lawmakers.
Several other lawmakers to report suspicious packages that are now being investigated no arrests have been made in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings and that is all we can say.
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