‘Bag Men’ Dad May Sue NY Post

    FILE - In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 file photo, Salah Eddin Barhoum, 17, sits in his apartment in Revere, Mass., with one of the trophies he won in an athletic competition, and the bag he was carrying on Monday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The high school student, of Moroccan descent, said he is scared to go outside after he was portrayed on the Internet and on the front page of the New York Post as connected to the deadly Boston Marathon bombings. Photos of Barhoum and a friend were posted on websites whose users have been scouring marathon finish line photos for suspects. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)

    Salah Barhoum in his Revere, MA, home on April 18. (Rodrique Ngowi/AP)

    The father of one of the two boys featured in a New York Post front-page photo as a suspect in the Boston bombings is seeking legal counsel and could possibly sue the tabloid, he said on Tuesday. On April 18, the tabloid featured a photo of 16-year-old Saleh Barhoum and another boy, with the headline “Bag Men” and subhead “Feds seek these two pictured at Boston Marathon.” A photo of Barhoum had already circulated on the Internet, and he had spoken to police to clear his name the day before the newspaper came out. His father, El Houssein Barhoum, said his son was “scared to just go outside” in the aftermath of the Post cover. Barhoum said two staffers had visited him a day later, but they didn’t apologize.

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