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POLICE CONFIRM THESE ARE BOMBERS GUY IN WHITE HAT STILL AT LARGE
EDIT: Newest released photo of suspect at large
Using security film from inside shops, the Boston PD have said they have identified a suspect. In about 1 hour they will hold a press conference. I will be keeping this post updated as more info becomes available.
Edit 1: Better Source
Edit 2: at 4:30 EST Press Conference was canceled due to a bomb scare.
(Sorry I have not been updating, was sick most of yesterday, in bed sleeping all day.)
Updates: In the interest of space I'm going to omit most of the "24" type investigation stuff all times are EST.
Suspects were identified from previously mentioned footage. Sources provided when available. Much is just police blotter reports.
(Edit: Sorry I thought i typed this in) Police called to a 7-11 robbery.
Police call reporting gunshots at MIT
An MIT officer was shot and his firearm was stolen.
Press confirmed that the MIT officer had been killed.
Carjacking victim had been released (Not sure if related yet) Black Mercedes SUV. 2 Middle-Eastern males with firearms. License Plate - 137 NZ1; Owner escaped while the car was fueling up.
Dark Skin White Male from 11:33 was mentioned. He has a gotee.
Explosions in Watertown. 2 officers confirmed down, Police SUV stolen, use of long guns and explosives, confirmed 2 suspects (Many unconfirmed stuff as well) Mercedes has been recovered.
Reports of one suspect apprehended. Bomb was strapped to chest. Explosions after this point are all reported as controlled detonations and not attacks. Apprehended suspect is injured and in ambulance to hospital.
A second suspect held prone at gunpoint was checked out by bomb robots (Later cleared, Second suspect still at large)
Reports of 2nd suspect heavily armed running through backyards
Reports of pressure cooker bombs.
Second officer died of wounds (Death toll: 2)
More explosions, Bomb Squad confirmed they were controlled exlposions and not attacks
Suspect 2 reported Middle Eastern looking clean shaven
Suspect 2 no longer on MIT Campus
House that should be empty has people in it.
Swat enters on second floor and are fired upon by 'long guns.'
Better photos of suspected bombers
2 Pipe Bombs in road, being neutralized
Apprehended suspect is confirmed dead at hospital. Died from injuries. May have been DOA. May have died due to explosive on chest. (conflicting reports)
Officers are missing 2 long guns from stolen police SUV, Suspect 2 may have them
All subway and commuter lines suspended. Manhunt resumes.
Bombers are confirmed to be Russian. Brothers from Chechnya living in the U.S. for over a year. The suspect that is still at large has been identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 19 year-old. They are in the country legally and the suspect who is at large seems to be the recipent of a Cambridge scholarship in 2011.
More reports of controlled detonations
Man in black hoodie seen running through yards (ID unknown)
MSNBC Reporting that the two suspects have lived in the US for nearly a decade. Grew up and went to high school in Mass.
MSNBC also reporting that 2nd suspect may have been located and isolated. Still considered at large though.
Blotter reports that suspect is boasting online. Will try and confirm. EDIT "I will kill you all because you killed my brother". posted online. EDIT: THIS WAS A FRAUD, NOT THE SUSPECT
MSNBC Talking about rumors of a 3rd relative of suspects that may be involved. Which is why all of Boston has been shut down.
Just heard another report that the deceased suspect died from injuries after his brother ran him while fleeing from the police.
Blotter seems to be blocked out to prevent info from getting to trapped suspect.
Suspect is reported surrounded and trying to be talked down and taken alive.
Police have announced they are looking now for a 3rd unnamed subject who may have caught an AmTrack train out of Boston.
Additional IED's may be planted around Boston
AmTrack train has been stopped in CT and is being searched for 3rd suspect. IED was found at a major public transit site in Boston Early
MIT Officer's name has been released. (There may have been confusion early, I have not heard additional reports of a second officer fatality.)
A different suspect may be found, may have transmitter on him. They are being cautious, white male, 60-70 yrs old. Brown jacket, device is in jacket. NOT THE MAN IN THE WHITE HAT.
Police have asked people to not post Blotter talk online for the time being so I will no longer be relaying the police blotter unless the police. Going to only update with info that the police want people to know.
A bomb robot is attempting to remove the jacket from the 60-70 year old.
4 Bomb robots working on the older man in the jacket.
PRESS CONFERENCE: Advised people to stay in doors and not open the door for anyone other than law enforcement. Advised of a controlled explosion this afternoon. Next briefing in about an hour.
A woman is claiming she is being held at gunpoint. (Cleared)
Attempts to contact hostage taker. (Cleared)
"Hostage" was just a startled woman who was frightened by an officer with a gun. No hostage situation.
The train turned out be a false lead for those looking for more updates on that.
FEMA has suggested that people head home from work in the Boston area. People are not expected to take shelter in places of business.
Exact location of "White Hat" suspect is not known though he is believed to be contained within the perimeter.
'White Hat' Suspect may be driving green civic. MA Plate# 116GC7: BPD Twitter
Confusion maybe on the car. A car with plate 116-GC7 was found. will update when I hear more.
Update on Car: 95 Honda Odyssey - Gray - 93N-N73
Car has been "located and secured" according to the police blotter.
CNN reports that Authorities have recovered a significant amounts of homemade explosives.
Rain may hinder search efforts
Blotter: there is an indivdual "proned out" in an alleyway.
Blotter: Alleyway individual was cleared and sent back to his home
Blotter: An individual was taken into custody. Identity is not confirmed.
Blotter: 2 males in custody, neither are the "white hat" subject. Third individual still in building, ID unknown
Blotter: 3rd individual is elderly male.
Press Conference: Stay indoors. "White Hat" Suspect is still at large. Tactical search teams are being called off. Police presence and patrols increased for at least 3 days. People are advised to stay indoors but the "request to stay indoors" has been lifted. Citizens of Boston are thanked for their cooperation. Do not approach suspect call 911 and stay away from him. This will be the last update unless there is confirmation that the suspect is apprehended.
Okay, I guess I was wrong more Updates:
Shoots fired in Watertown. Not going to post anymore details than that to avoid endangering officers further.
There is a prone individual, ID is unknown. And there is HEAVY police activity.
Can now say there is a boat involved and CBSBoston is reporting that prone individual is believed to be the bombing suspect.
Local news is giving away some location details, I don't feel comfortable doing so yet.
There is movement in the boat. This is being repeated every 5 minutes or so. Suspect is being watched with thermal imaging.
There is more movement from suspect. An arm moved.
Well, every news agency is announcing it now so I guess it's safe to put it here, 57 Franklin St. There is a boat sitting on a trailer in a backyard and the suspect is in it.
Negotiator on the scene.
Blotter: Suspect in custody, waiting on confirmation on this report. Still UNOFFICIAL
Blotter and News stations: Suspect is CONFIRMED in custody, man hunt is over, I will not be visiting this thread again.