Explosion near the finish line of Boston Marathon (threads merged)

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  1. FigureSpins

    FigureSpins New Member

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    Wcvb has reporters onside and they said that authorities removed the tarp and the person "is moving." That could Lso mean they're moving his body, though.
  2. susan6

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    Video footage, pictures of them at the scene. (Granted, if they're blurry, one could argue it's a false ID.)
    Details of what was found at their residence might also prove their involvement, although the authorities have not made those details public (wisely). Bomb materials can be very distinctive.
    If they do catch this guy alive....a confession.
  3. BittyBug

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    They're not seeking to convict at this point, only apprehend, so proof isn't exactly needed. But you're right, maybe it's just coincidental that a few bombs were set off on Monday, and last night on Thursday, two guys who just happen to have been at the scene car jack someone, tell them that they're the marathon bombers, and then leave a wake of explosives in their trail. :rolleyes:
  4. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    Lots of shots being fired in small bursts.
  5. Bostonfan

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    Assuming the guy who they carjacked is truthful, the brothers admitted they were the marathon bombers
  6. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    And throw one of the bombs at the police as they escape, and happened to have had several IEDs in the house where they live, and... Yeah.


    Police are saying they are sending flash-bang grenades into the area to light it up (night has fallen here), and are reporting no movement.

    WBZ reports that the man was found using thermal imaging.
  7. Mozart

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    Now they are saying negative movement on boat again
  8. snoopy

    snoopy Team St. Petersburg

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    Word.
  9. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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    Who has the best coverage? I hear network types trying to fill air without info.
  10. Mozart

    Mozart Well-Known Member

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  11. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    ATF negotiator is ready to go in
  12. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    I prefer WCVB.com. They have 3 reporters on the ground and tend to be cautious about jumping to conclusions.
  13. Skittl1321

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    I don't recall the falsely IDed gut at the Olympics throwing bombs at the police during a chase. I think it is fairly clear these are the right guys, and I'm sure the FBI will do further investigation to make sure no one else was involved.
  14. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    The police scanner linked to, above, is helpful.

    The live stream on boston.com is helpful:
    http://live.boston.com/Event/Live_blog_Explosion_in_Copley_Square

    The Yahoo live stream has been of mixed usefulness, but more useful than places like CNN:
    http://news.yahoo.com/control-room/?vp=1


    A police negotiator has been called in. Police are reporting arms moving.

    Boat owner went outside to get fresh air. Noticed something a bit off. Got ladder to check it out. Unzipped cover, noticed blood, noticed what he thought was a body. Took off and called the police.
  15. Skittl1321

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    British reporter on al jazeera this morning was saying he was likely waiting until dark to make ant moves. The man in the US had to remind her for us that was 10 hours away. Interesting they didn't find him until night.
  16. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    There's movement. His arm is moving.
  17. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    Again, playing devil's advocate:

    What if they said it just to scare him so he would give up the car?

    I do want to believe they are the real killers, but do we have indisputable proof that they did it? The video shows them walking and looking calm while others are running/in anquish, etc. That alone would convince me that they did it, but it is not like an eyewitness to the actual crime.

    I really believe they capture him alive. We need to know the truth- from him.

    It sounds like they did not plan this very well. They did not have an escape plan. They had a couple of days before they were found on the video.
  18. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    The police are moving in formation toward the boat.
  19. numbers123

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    I believe that Vash's question was more to the what kind of proof could be given to the family since they do not believe it? Which if the family does not believe it, I don't know that any amount of proof will convince them.
    But then only Vash can say what her question was
  20. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    The police have said they will not discuss the evidence they have. We know we don't have all the info now.
  21. PDilemma

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    My guess is that the FBI and police had additional evidence prior to releasing photographs. They would hold that evidence so as not to show their hand, particularly prior to the release of photos. And they have likely found more evidence today in the search of their residence, etc...
  22. Skittl1321

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    I really do not believe the FBI will just pat themselves on the back and call it done. They are going to make sure they are the right guys and no one else is involved.

    Whoever this guy is, HE is clearly extremely dangerous and needs to be captured or killed. They of course don't kill on purpose, but it happens.
  23. snoopy

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    There was an eyewitness to the crime. See up thread. A victim saw at least one if the brothers drop the backpack - and then the backpack blew up and took two of his legs off. That guy gave the description to police - that is how they id'd them on tape.

    Geesh people.
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  24. susan6

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    On the police scanner:
    "We also have an issue with your link, it's being broadcast on the internet."

    I was wondering if they'd call for radio silence or something...
  25. Skittl1321

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    Good point snoopy. I forgot that guy pretty much woke up and IDed him.
  26. Southpaw

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    They're cutting off the scanner feed, they found out the Interwebz is listening
  27. Skittl1321

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    Good for them. If the world can hear, so can the bomber possibly.
  28. Mozart

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    Ok, the scanner is still online
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    I was going to point this out. I find it strange to make that kind of 'devils' advocate' since I assumed she had followed the whole incident.
  30. Buzz

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    They have recovered bomb materials and pipe bombs fm a residence they occupied. Plus pipe bombs and a grenade was thrown at police during the car chase. Suspect #2, or someone believed to be him, made several incriminating tweets.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162...assive-manhunt-for-2nd-the-white-hat-suspect/
  31. Skittl1321

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    That yahoo live feed
    "Hope he has insurance for that boat"
    "Neighbor says,"that boat was his baby""
  32. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    LOL if he's in a small boat surrounded by about two hundred law enforcement officers, dogs, helicopters, and TV cameras trying to sneak in, I suspect he knows they're there if he's still alive.
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  33. susan6

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    "Watch your mike."

    They might not shut down the (public) scanner, but they are gonna make sure no one says anything controversial....
  34. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    Police obviously seeing the suspect. Being cautioned not to say anything on their mikes, as they know they're being listened to over the internet.
  35. Skittl1321

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    But it isn't good for police if he knows how they will approach.
  36. rfisher

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    Do you think he has a computer in the boat and is following social media???? Even a charged cell phone? Seriously? The boat is about 5 blocks from where he left the car. He's probably been there all this time especially if he was hurt.
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  37. Buzz

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    CNN is reporting the older brother was questioned, prior to all this, by the FBI at the request of a foreign government.
  38. Sparks

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    I don't trust CNN at the moment.
  39. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    CBS and other news sources reported this at around 6pm.
  40. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    The Globe is reporting that three people were taken into custody in New Bedford, MA, in relationship to this case.
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