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FBI releases images of two suspects allegedly involved in bombings

04.18.13 at 5:33 pm ET

Photos: All images released by the FBI of the two suspects

The FBI released photos and video of two suspects involved in the Marathon bombings, and has requested the public’s help in identifying the two individuals.

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, FBI Agent Richard DesLauriers said the photos and video came from surveillance cameras near the explosion sites. According to DesLauriers, both men are considered armed and extremely dangerous.

“Do not take any action on your own,” he said.

The two suspects were described by DesLauriers as Suspect No. 1 and Suspect No. 2. Suspect No. 1 was wearing a dark hat with a forward-facing brim. Suspect No. 2 was wearing a white baseball cap turned backward. DesLauriers said Suspect No. 2 was observed planting a bomb, leaving it in place shortly before it went off.

DesLauriers asked for the continued assistance of the public.

“The nation is counting on those with info to come forward,” he said, urging anyone who recognizes the men to call 1-800-CALL-FBI or go to the bureau’s website,

The two explosions Monday afternoon at the finish line killed three people, including an eight-year-old boy, and injured more than 180.