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Remorseful Redditors Attempt to Help the Search for Missing Student They Falsely Labeled a Bombing Suspect


As police searched the Boston area early this morning for the suspects in Monday’s bombing, online rumors began to suggest that one of the perpetrators was missing Brown University student Sunil Tripathi, who disappeared on March 16.

Now Reddit users (among the first to speculate about a connection) are trying to right the wrong as best as they can, setting up a page to gather information on Mr. Tripathi’s last known whereabouts. Read More