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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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DestinyRoseLC
by Bronze Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:09 AM
Hopefully they get one alive?
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smalltowngal
by Platinum Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:10 AM

That's why I also said learned it on his own. If they lived in Cambridge, they probably went to Harvard or MIT making them highly intelligent. Something it seems like most mass killers have in common. 

It sounded like on the news one was born in Kazakhstan and one was born in Russia. 

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. 






rfurlongg
by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:10 AM
These men are children of war. They came here to escapes the violence in their home. They may or may not have been recruited, (I lean towards probably not) but growing up in war is often psychologically damaging.
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annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:12 AM

 

I am reading right now in Russian new site ytro.ru the dead one Tamerlan Zarnaev was student  in college, was dreaming to get to US Boxing Olympic Team
How you do get from that to killing people with bombs I have no idea :(

Quoting cjsbmom:

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



 

 



 

LIMom1105
by Bronze Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:13 AM
Have to agree. I was thinking domestic terrorists or maybe Middle Eastern terrorists. Plenty of terrorist activity in Chechnya, so it really isn't surprising, but we haven't had much of it here, more in Russia.

They were here legally and lived here awhile.

Quoting cjsbmom:I can understand the surprise. I don't think anyone was thinking Russia. I think we were thinking foreign terrorist group, or homegrown nutballs. But Russia? WTF?Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:Why are you so surprised? What were you expecting?


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Russian brothers?? WTF?


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lancet98
by Silver Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:13 AM

 I don't think it was the media that caused this guy to get killed.


Quoting Thomigirl:

The way this is being handled is despicable! This is sensational TV at it's worst. Now you have a dead 'suspect' with NO way of getting answers as to who, what, why! Way to go media.


 

annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:14 AM

 

Nope they are brothers they both born in Chechnya,

One of them was styding in Bunker Hill Community College

Quoting smalltowngal:

That's why I also said learned it on his own. If they lived in Cambridge, they probably went to Harvard or MIT making them highly intelligent. Something it seems like most mass killers have in common. 

It sounded like on the news one was born in Kazakhstan and one was born in Russia. 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

disneymom2two
by Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:15 AM

According to what I'm watching right now, the entire city of Boston and some cities around it are on lockdown.  Governor has asked for a shelter-stay in place.  

NECN said they lived here at least a year but CBS is quoting someone who went to highschool at Cambridge Rindge and Latin with them.  


Quoting free1:

 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!



cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:16 AM

They never would have gotten either of them alive, and I'll be shocked if they get the second one alive. The one who died had a bomb strapped to him. They are going to go out in a blaze of glory. 

Quoting Thomigirl:

The way this is being handled is despicable! This is sensational TV at it's worst. Now you have a dead 'suspect' with NO way of getting answers as to who, what, why! Way to go media.



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


Isn't Cambridge really expensive to live in? 

Quoting annabl1970:


Nope they are brothers they both born in Chechnya,

One of them was styding in Bunker Hill Community College

Quoting smalltowngal:

That's why I also said learned it on his own. If they lived in Cambridge, they probably went to Harvard or MIT making them highly intelligent. Something it seems like most mass killers have in common. 

It sounded like on the news one was born in Kazakhstan and one was born in Russia. 

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









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