I just read an article that the bomber who holed up in a parked boat was unarmed. Is that even news worthy? He appears to be a legitimate suspect that bombed a public space killing and injuring people. Does it matter that he wasn't armed when he was running from law enforcement?
Although police feared he was heavily armed, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings had no firearms when he came under a barrage of police gunfire that struck the boat where he was hiding, according to multiple federal law enforcement officials.
Authorities said they were desperate to capture Dzhokhar Tsarnaev so he could be questioned. The FBI, however, declined to discuss what triggered the gunfire.
Speaking at the memorial service of slain MIT
police officer Sean Collier, who was killed while pursuing the Boston
bombing suspects, Vice President Biden praised Collier as "a wonderful
kid" and promised, “we will not yield to fear.”
Other law enforcement officials said the shooting may have been
prompted by the chaos of the moment and some action that led the
officers present to believe Tsarnaev had fired a weapon or was about to
These new details emerged as investigators continued their examination of the movements and motives of Tsarnaev, 19, and his brother, Tamerlan, in last week’s coordinated bombing, which killed three people and wounded more than 250.
on Apr. 24, 2013 at 9:51 PM