Cowboy Hat-Wearing Hero Questioned, FBI Took Items as Potential Evidence

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Carlos Arredondo is one of the many faces of heroism that emerged in the chaos the Boston bombings, instantly springing into action to help victims as seen in photographs and videos. But his service didn't stop there -- law enforcement wanted to ask him questions too.

Arredondo -- a Boston resident whose story later emerged, revealing he was the father of a fallen soldier and an anti-war activist -- was questioned by local police and the FBI conducting their investigation into the two explosions that took place Monday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

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FBI Questions and Takes Clothes of Carlos Arredondo the Boston Bombing Cowboy Hat Wearing Hero

ADDITION Boston Marathon Explosion

This photo has become iconic showing the severity of the wounds inflicted in the bombings. Carlos Arredondo in the cowboy hat and emergency responders push Jeff Bauman in a wheel chair after he was injured in an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 15, 2013 in Boston. At least three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, and more than 170 were wounded when two bombs blew up seconds apart. (Photo: AP/Charles Krupa)

WBZ-TV reported Arredondo saying officers and agents came to his Roslindale neighborhood home Wednesday, asked him questions and took some items.

"They took my clothes, my shoes my pants, my t-shirt, whatever they needed I provided to them," Arredondo told WBZ-TV.

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FBI Questions and Takes Clothes of Carlos Arredondo the Boston Bombing Cowboy Hat Wearing Hero

Multiple People Injured After Explosions Near Finish Line at Boston Marathon

Carlos Arredondo, who was at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon when two explosives detonated, leaves the scene on April 15. (Photo: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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FBI Questions and Takes Clothes of Carlos Arredondo the Boston Bombing Cowboy Hat Wearing Hero

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Arredondo shows the bloody flag he had on the day of the race to a CBS affiliate reporter in his home after he was questioned and had some of his clothing taken by investigators Wednesday. (Image: WBZ-TV screenshot)

Arredondo, who was at the marathon cheering on runners racing in honor of his sons, said he is "10o percent supportive" of the agents doing their job, noting "it's very important to support the investigation."

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