According to a thread on Reddit the guy's facebook page was located. The guy's a Moroccan student and a bona fide runner. Supposedly he and his buddy are talking to LEO to clear themselves.
If these guys are the real bombers, I was wondering why they would stand around with bombs on their backs watching the race for 2 hours.
In any event, they should be looked at closely to clear them or not.
Another fail by the NY Post? Say it isn’t so.
Thanks. It would seem that the Post should have known they were cleared, but did not (if they were). If the guy is the one, why would he have had his pic taken?
Morrocan’s are Muslims. they belong to the freedom hating religion of Islam
To give time for the runners to approach the finish line, and the crowd there to reach maximum size. I recall seeing that they used "egg timers" to set the explosives off. I'm not aware of any mechanical timers of that sort having very long maximum time settings.
A quick search shows that most such timers have a maximum time of one hour, so they would need to near the spot where they intended to set the bombs off up until one hour before the end of the race.
I don't know if they are or aren't, but anybody leaving a bomb in a crowd has to wait until the time is right, drop it, and hurry away so it blows up quickly before being discovered. I can definitely see them waiting for hours before go time.
It's so much easier to just be a suicide bomber.
There are photos of these two on Redditt that show them with bags and without or possibly without. Who knows. It matches the photos being distributed by LE according to Hannity last night.
To look innocent? To pray? Nah, they don't have to pray if they are suiciders.