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One Boston Marathon bombing suspect in custody; one officer killed

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Boston Marathon bomber manhunt: One in custody, second on the run, reports say

Police search for suspects in Watertown, Mass. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

BOSTON—A late-night police chase and shootout has ended with one marathon bombing suspect being captured here, the Boston Globe reported. Meanwhile, an intense manhunt is underway for a second suspect in the terror case.

Federal agents swarmed neighboring Watertown after local police were involved in a car chase and shootout with at least two suspects. During the pursuit, officers could be heard on police radio traffic describing the suspects as having grenades and other explosives.

One reportedly escaped capture, and another was shot by police and taken to a local hospital. Another man was seen sprawled on the ground in footage shown on WHDH-TV.

The FBI has not confirmed a connection between the events in Watertown to the twin explosions that killed 3 people and injured 170 others at the Boston Marathon on Monday. But according to an alert sent issued to fellow officers, the suspect who remained at large was referred to as the "one with the white hat" seen in the photos released by the bureau on Thursday.

The suspect, described on scanner traffic as a "white male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with black curly hair, possibly with an assault rifle and explosives," as police in Watertown, Newton, Brighton and Cambridge were put on high alert.

"We are aware of the law enforcement activity in the greater Boston area," Boston FBI spokesman Greg Comcowich said in a statement to Yahoo News. "The situation is ongoing. We are working with local authorities to determine what happened."

Worried residents in Watertown, a suburb about 10 miles from downtown Boston, were ordered to stay indoors and turn off their cell phones out of fear that they could trigger improvised explosive devices.

Dozens of police officers, many of them off-duty, searched backyards in search of the second suspect, and a police perimeter of several blocks was established. K9 units and SWAT teams searched homes on Spruce Street as officers searched an SUV the suspects had abandoned.

The Watertown shootout occurred after a shooting at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology late Thursday. A police officer was shot and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The campus was placed on lockdown for several hours, and students were told to remain indoors.

Shortly before 2 a.m. Friday, MIT issued a statement on its website saying that the suspect "in this evening's shooting is no longer on campus. It is now safe to resume normal activities. Please remain vigilant in the coming hours."

by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 3:54 AM
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annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:43 AM
They do.
They have totally different mentality.
Kids ( esspesially boys) are brainwashed from early age.



Quoting sweet-a-kins:

The brothers have been here since 2002-2003



9 and 10 years old



I don't think they were recruited at that age







Quoting Carpy:

Yep, big recruiting ground.

http://www.meforum.org/744/how-chechnya-became-a-breeding-ground-for-terror

Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

From Chechnya where al Qaeda recruits their terrorist trainess





Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Russian brothers?? WTF?



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SuperChicken
by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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Do you have a link for that?  The articles I've read say they've been here for a year or so.     The media is spitting out stuff so fast it's hard to know what's real.


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

The brothers have been here since 2002-2003

9 and 10 years old

I don't think they were recruited at that age



Quoting Carpy:

Yep, big recruiting ground.

http://www.meforum.org/744/how-chechnya-became-a-breeding-ground-for-terror

Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

From Chechnya where al Qaeda recruits their terrorist trainess



Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Russian brothers?? WTF?



 

smalltowngal
by Platinum Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:51 AM
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Hard to teach a 9 year old to use a bomb so they either learned on their own here or we have a major issue on our hands. 

Quoting annabl1970:

They do.
They have totally different mentality.
Kids ( esspesially boys) are brainwashed from early age.



Quoting sweet-a-kins:

The brothers have been here since 2002-2003



9 and 10 years old



I don't think they were recruited at that age





cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:52 AM

The articles are saying they've been legal residents for a year. That means they've held greencards for a year. It's possible to be in the country on a visa, so they could have been here since 2002. If their parents had jobs which required them to be here on a work visa or other visa, it's possible. I guess we'll find out when they release more details. 

Quoting SuperChicken:

Do you have a link for that?  The articles I've read say they've been here for a year or so.     The media is spitting out stuff so fast it's hard to know what's real.


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

The brothers have been here since 2002-2003

9 and 10 years old

I don't think they were recruited at that age



Quoting Carpy:

Yep, big recruiting ground.

http://www.meforum.org/744/how-chechnya-became-a-breeding-ground-for-terror

Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

From Chechnya where al Qaeda recruits their terrorist trainess



Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Russian brothers?? WTF?






cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:53 AM

I think that depends on the 9 year old. Highly-intelligent kids do exist, and it's not that hard to make one of those bombs from what I understand. I'm not about to google it, because I don't need the FBI showing up on my doorstep wanting to know why I'm googling bomb making information. 

Quoting smalltowngal:


Hard to teach a 9 year old to use a bomb so they either learned on their own here or we have a major issue on our hands. 

Quoting annabl1970:

They do.
They have totally different mentality.
Kids ( esspesially boys) are brainwashed from early age.



Quoting sweet-a-kins:

The brothers have been here since 2002-2003



9 and 10 years old



I don't think they were recruited at that age







Proud2BWeird
by Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:54 AM
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Woke up early to the police telling us to lock ourselves in and not go to work. We just moved into town last week, great introduction!

They better get this bastard alive, and find out who else is involved.
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free1
by ~FreeSpirit~ on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:02 AM

 There is a special news report from on ABC News right now.

free1
by ~FreeSpirit~ on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:05 AM

 One suspect dead one on the loose.  

The officials are asking everyone to stay inside.  So the whole town is on total lock-down? 

Shocking!

annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:05 AM

 

One of the brothers was studying engineering here in US, do you think it was that hard for him to learn to make a bomb?

What I am hearing from SSN: one of them posted on his FB that he doesn't have a single American friend and he don't understand Americans.

It could have nothing to do with Al-Qaeda, they could be " lonely wolves".

I wish SNN stop saying they are from Chechnya Kazakhstan

Chechnya is located in  Caucasus, Kazakhstan is in Central Asia

Quoting smalltowngal:

 

Hard to teach a 9 year old to use a bomb so they either learned on their own here or we have a major issue on our hands. 

Quoting annabl1970:

They do.
They have totally different mentality.
Kids ( especially boys) are brainwashed from early age.



Quoting sweet-a-kins:

The brothers have been here since 2002-2003



9 and 10 years old



I don't think they were recruited at that age



 

 


 

annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:07 AM

 

Oh OK they moved from Chechnya to Kazakhstan then to US

Quoting annabl1970:

 

One of the brothers was studying engineering here in US, do you think it was that hard for him to learn to make a bomb?

What I am hearing from SSN: one of them posted on his FB that he doesn't have a single American friend and he don't understand Americans.

It could have nothing to do with Al-Qaeda, they could be " lonely wolves".

I wish SNN stop saying they are from Chechnya Kazakhstan

Chechnya is located in  Caucasus, Kazakhstan is in Central Asia

Quoting smalltowngal:

 

Hard to teach a 9 year old to use a bomb so they either learned on their own here or we have a major issue on our hands. 

Quoting annabl1970:

They do.
They have totally different mentality.
Kids ( especially boys) are brainwashed from early age.



Quoting sweet-a-kins:

The brothers have been here since 2002-2003



9 and 10 years old



I don't think they were recruited at that age



 

 

 

 


 

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