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FBI Releases Photos of Boston Terror Suspects; Website Crashes

April 18, 2013

By Cynthia Herbert :: 6:01 PM

Boston bombings, FBI updateThe FBI released the first confirmed photographs of the two individuals suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings just a few minutes ago.

Immediately following a press conference, the agency directed people to view the photos on their website, and the website was unavailable.

It is not uncommon for a large influx of Internet traffic to temporarily disable a website, says corporate IT consultant Henry Donaldson.

“I would imagine that with a robust infrastructure like I would expect the FBI to have, this is probably a very temporary issue, and I would think the site would be working again in a short amount of time.”

Two pictures of the two suspected individuals are posted below.

Boston suspect 1

Boston suspect 2.

Edit: 6:57 PM – The FBI Website appears to be functioning again: