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Official: Investigators Have Image of Bombing Suspect

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A law enforcement official says investigators have an image of a potential suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings but do not have his name.

The official says investigators made the discovery while poring over photos and video.

The official was not authorized to discuss the case publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

The news came with Boston in a state of high excitement over a possible breakthrough in the case.

Today, investigators in white jumpsuits had fanned out across the streets, rooftops and awnings around the blast site in search of clues. They combed the debris still left in place from the aftermath of the bombing.

Hospitals in the Boston area report that dozens of people who were treated for injuries in the bombings have now been released. 

Meanwhile workers have returned to a Boston federal courthouse that was evacuated because of a bomb threat amid reports of a breakthrough in the marathon bombings investigation.

Nikki Credic-Barrett, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marshals Service in Washington, says a security sweep was conducted because of the bomb threat.

Court workers got back inside the building about an hour after the evacuation.

Crowds of reporters are gathered outside. The FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Boston say no arrests have been made in the marathon bombing.

Attorney Francis DiMento says he was in a hearing when someone came over the loudspeaker and told everyone to get out. The courthouse has a day care attached and at least one crib was wheeled out.

Officials at a Northern California battery company say they believe a battery they manufacture was used in the Boston Marathon bombing.

A spokesman for Fremont-based Tenergy Corp. says based on crime scene photos that have appeared online, the company believes one of its nickel-metal hydride batteries was used in the bombs.

The spokesman, Benjamin Mull, says Tenergy officials and employees are "horrified and appalled" that their product would be used "in such a horrific way."

He says the company has reached out to Boston police and the FBI but hasn't heard directly from investigators.

The company says the battery seen in the photos is sold in retail outlets and is frequently used by hobbyists for various toys, including radio-controlled cars and trucks.

Tenergy says it has sold tens of thousands of the batteries in the past year.  (AP)

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