4 innocent people wrongly accused of being Boston Marathon bombing suspects

Everyone, please remember: It's better to be late and right than early and wrong

17-year-old Sulahaddin Barhoum wrongly accused by the New York Post.
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As soon as two pressure cookers crammed with shrapnel killed three innocent bystanders and wounded scores more near the Boston Marathon's final stretch on Monday, the hunt for a terror suspect was on. Right now, police are combing through Watertown, Mass., in hopes of finding the second of two brothers from Chechnya suspected of carrying out the attack, but not before several knee-jerk, false alarms triggered by Reddit and an information-hungry media led to several other "suspects" being wrongly ID'd. How could this happen? Here, a rundown of the wrongfully accused:

1. "The Saudi national"

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