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April 18th, 2013
03:31 PM ET

Confusion over Saudis in Boston following marathon attack

By Jake Tapper

Boston - The Department of Homeland Security tells CNN that there has been some confusion and misreporting regarding the Boston Marathon bombing and two Saudi nationals.

One is in a Boston hospital, and has been questioned by the FBI because he was at the marathon during the terrorist attack.

He is not a suspect, nor is he a person of interest. He was an individual at the marathon, and therefore, like so many individuals, has been questioned.

There is a second Saudi national from the Boston area who is in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody for being in violation of his visa. This case has nothing to do with the Boston Marathon, DHS officials said.
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