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Feds deny reports of Boston suspect in custody

April 17, 2013

An investigator carries an evidence bag off a roof top near the site of two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts. -Reuters Photo

BOSTON: US officials are denying that a suspect is in custody in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.  

A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on Wednesday a suspect was in custody. But the FBI and the US attorney's office in Boston dispute that.

The official who spoke to The Associated Press did so on condition of anonymity and stood by the information even after it was disputed.

The official was not authorized to divulge details of the investigation. The official had said the suspect was expected in federal court in Boston.

Reporters and police have converged at the courthouse.