Boston Marathon Bombing

Innocent Men Fingered in Boston Bombing Sue New York Post



News Corp. (NWSA)'s New York Post was sued by a high school student and a 24-year-old man who claim a front-page photograph of them at the Boston Marathon finish line before it was bombed falsely implied they were suspects.

The lawsuit over the newspaper's April 18 edition, which said "BAG MEN" in large block letters over the image, was filed yesterday in Massachusetts state court in Boston by Salaheddin Barhoum, 16, and Yassine Zaimi, 24.

The men, both permanent U.S. residents, say they're avid runners who attended the April 15 marathon to watch the elite competitors cross the finish line and left two hours before the bombs exploded, killing three and injuring more than 260 people. They were never sought by authorities, they said.