Lakeland man snapped photos near Boston blast site and shared with FBI

LAKELAND, Fla. - The FBI and other law enforcement agencies have repeatedly pleaded for members of the public to come forward with photos, videos or anything suspicious they might have seen or heard Monday at the time of the Boston Marathon bombings.

"The range of suspects and motives remains wide open," Richard DesLauriers, FBI agent in charge in Boston, said at a news conference. He vowed to "go to the ends of the Earth to identify the subject or subjects who are responsible for this despicable crime."

At a news conference late Tuesday afternoon in Boston, FBI Special Agent in Charge, Richard Deslauriers, indicated that the range of suspect and motive is "wide open," and that the investigation is still in its "infancy."

He also mentioned that the FBI had received about 2,000 tips as of noon as agents looked for any photographic or video evidence from witnesses.

Some of those photos have included people on rooftops, which is common during events like the marathon.

Carlos Cendoya, from Lakeland, shared his photographs and information with the FBI.

Cendoya noticed what appear to be three people standing on a building above the first bomb site roughly 15 minutes before the device detonated.  Using a photo-editing program, Cendoya zoomed in by 200 percent and was able to show the three figures on the roof.

In another picture roughly three minutes later, the figures were gone from the roof. Roughly 10 minutes later, the bomb exploded.

The FBI has asked anyone  with pictures, videoe, and/or details regarding the explosions along the Boston Marathon route and elsewhere, to e-mail them to .

The FBI has said no piece of information or detail is too small.

You can also call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), prompt #3, with information.

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