FBI releases photo of men in probe of unexploded bomb

NEW YORK -- The FBI has released an image of two men who took a piece of luggage holding a bomb that didn’t explode in New York City.

Federal prosecutors have charged Ahmad Khan Rahami with setting a bomb in New Jersey and two in New York City. One of the bombs left in Manhattan didn’t explode.

The FBI issued a poster Wednesday showing “two unidentified individuals” who investigators want to talk to. The agency says the men were seen Saturday night removing the bomb from a piece of luggage, then leaving the device behind while taking the luggage.

A law enforcement source told CBS News that surveillance video shows the two men looking in the rolling, duffle bag-style luggage, taking the explosive device out, placing it on the sidewalk and walking away with the luggage, CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton reports.

Investigators have said the two men are being sought as witnesses, not suspects.

William Sweeney Jr., the FBI’s assistant director in New York, told reporters at the New York Police Department’s headquarters that authorities have not recovered the luggage.

The FBI wants to see what else may have been inside the luggage that may prove valuable to the investigation, Milton reports.

The FBI says the image was captured on closed circuit television recordings between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on West 27th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.


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