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Boston Police Say Marathon Bombing Suspect Has Been ID'd (Manhunt in effect)

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  • Center Left
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    POLICE CONFIRM THESE ARE BOMBERS GUY IN WHITE HAT STILL AT LARGE

    EDIT: Newest released photo of suspect at large

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    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.
    10:20 PM (Edit: Sorry I thought i typed this in) Police called to a 7-11 robbery.
    10:25 PM Police call reporting gunshots at MIT
    10:28 PM An MIT officer was shot and his firearm was stolen.
    12:15 AM Press confirmed that the MIT officer had been killed.
    12:25 AM 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.
    12:26 AM Dark Skin White Male from 11:33 was mentioned. He has a gotee.
    12:45-12:58 AM 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.
    1:00 AM 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.
    1:07 AM A second suspect held prone at gunpoint was checked out by bomb robots (Later cleared, Second suspect still at large)
    1:22 AM Reports of 2nd suspect heavily armed running through backyards
    1:26 AM Reports of pressure cooker bombs.
    1:41 AM Second officer died of wounds (Death toll: 2)
    1:42 AM More explosions, Bomb Squad confirmed they were controlled exlposions and not attacks
    1:55 AM Suspect 2 reported Middle Eastern looking clean shaven
    1:58 AM Suspect 2 no longer on MIT Campus
    2:09 AM House that should be empty has people in it.
    2:17 AM Swat enters on second floor and are fired upon by 'long guns.'
    2:18 AM Better photos of suspected bombers
    2:26 AM 2 Pipe Bombs in road, being neutralized
    3:02 AM Apprehended suspect is confirmed dead at hospital. Died from injuries. May have been DOA. May have died due to explosive on chest. (conflicting reports)
    4:05 AM Officers are missing 2 long guns from stolen police SUV, Suspect 2 may have them
    5:56 AM All subway and commuter lines suspended. Manhunt resumes.
    6:43 AM 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.
    7:14 AM More reports of controlled detonations
    8:34 AM Man in black hoodie seen running through yards (ID unknown)
    8:57 AM MSNBC Reporting that the two suspects have lived in the US for nearly a decade. Grew up and went to high school in Mass.
    9:00 AM MSNBC also reporting that 2nd suspect may have been located and isolated. Still considered at large though.
    9:01 AM 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
    9:03 AM MSNBC Talking about rumors of a 3rd relative of suspects that may be involved. Which is why all of Boston has been shut down.
    9:10 AM Just heard another report that the deceased suspect died from injuries after his brother ran him while fleeing from the police.
    9:13 AM Blotter seems to be blocked out to prevent info from getting to trapped suspect.
    9:27 AM Suspect is reported surrounded and trying to be talked down and taken alive.
    9:45 AM Police have announced they are looking now for a 3rd unnamed subject who may have caught an AmTrack train out of Boston.
    9:45 AM Additional IED's may be planted around Boston
    9:57 AM 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
    10:00 AM MIT Officer's name has been released. (There may have been confusion early, I have not heard additional reports of a second officer fatality.)
    10:39 AM 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.
    10:40 AM 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.
    11:11 AM A bomb robot is attempting to remove the jacket from the 60-70 year old.
    11:47 AM 4 Bomb robots working on the older man in the jacket.
    12:35 PM 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.
    12:50 PM A woman is claiming she is being held at gunpoint. (Cleared)
    1:06 PM Attempts to contact hostage taker. (Cleared)
    1:21 PM "Hostage" was just a startled woman who was frightened by an officer with a gun. No hostage situation.
    1:25 PM The train turned out be a false lead for those looking for more updates on that.
    1:33 PM FEMA has suggested that people head home from work in the Boston area. People are not expected to take shelter in places of business.
    1:33 PM Exact location of "White Hat" suspect is not known though he is believed to be contained within the perimeter.
    2:17 PM 'White Hat' Suspect may be driving green civic. MA Plate# 116GC7: BPD Twitter
    2:30 PM Confusion maybe on the car. A car with plate 116-GC7 was found. will update when I hear more.
    2:40 PM Update on Car: 95 Honda Odyssey - Gray - 93N-N73
    2:51 PM Car has been "located and secured" according to the police blotter.
    3:45 PM CNN reports that Authorities have recovered a significant amounts of homemade explosives.
    4:00 PM Rain may hinder search efforts
    4:32 PM Blotter: there is an indivdual "proned out" in an alleyway.
    4:44 PM Blotter: Alleyway individual was cleared and sent back to his home
    5:23 PM Blotter: An individual was taken into custody. Identity is not confirmed.
    5:26 PM Blotter: 2 males in custody, neither are the "white hat" subject. Third individual still in building, ID unknown
    5:27 PM Blotter: 3rd individual is elderly male.
    6:05 PM 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:
    7:00 PM Shoots fired in Watertown. Not going to post anymore details than that to avoid endangering officers further.
    7:14 PM There is a prone individual, ID is unknown. And there is HEAVY police activity.
    7:31 PM Can now say there is a boat involved and CBSBoston is reporting that prone individual is believed to be the bombing suspect.
    7:40 PM Local news is giving away some location details, I don't feel comfortable doing so yet.
    7:41 PM There is movement in the boat. This is being repeated every 5 minutes or so. Suspect is being watched with thermal imaging.
    8:06 PM There is more movement from suspect. An arm moved.
    8:10 PM 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.
    8:34 PM Negotiator on the scene.
    8:43 PM Blotter: Suspect in custody, waiting on confirmation on this report. Still UNOFFICIAL
    8:50 PM Blotter and News stations: Suspect is CONFIRMED in custody, man hunt is over, I will not be visiting this thread again.
  • Independent
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    Zach F Wrote: Source

    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.
    You should stop this!! Have the parience to wait a outcome; just saw on the news Americans are getting impatient about who has done this and blame Obama. Are you one of those impatient people? This mentality only leads to that they indeed grab the wrong guy just to satisfy the public and enable them to score political points; I hope you understand this.
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    It is the FBI's job to placate the public. Thus is why they have such a poor record when it comes to high profile cases. The dude in the hoodie is dead if he comes forward and says"Yea, that's me but I didn't see who put down the bag."
  • Center Left
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    No, I'm not one of those impatient people. But I would like to know who did it. Even when they find a suspect and charge him, he is still innocent until proven guilty. In no way is this thread designed to put pressure on the FBI or Obama to hurry up and find someone. It's to update people on current events.

    Is everything going okay Dutch? You seem pretty volatile today.
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    If they grab the wrong guy that fact will be used in the trial to instill reasonable doubt to the jury
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    GemsWoven Wrote: It is the FBI's job to placate the public. Thus is why they have such a poor record when it comes to high profile cases. The dude in the hoodie is dead if he comes forward and says"Yea, that's me but I didn't see who put down the bag."
    I feel like you accidently left out the word "not" at the beginning of that sentence
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    johnnycee Wrote: If they grab the wrong guy that fact will be used in the trial to instill reasonable doubt to the jury
    That doesn't make any sense at all.
  • Center Left
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    Updates. Still updating more
  • Independent
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    Zach F Wrote: No, I'm not one of those impatient people. But I would like to know who did it. Even when they find a suspect and charge him, he is still innocent until proven guilty. In no way is this thread designed to put pressure on the FBI or Obama to hurry up and find someone. It's to update people on current events.

    Is everything going okay Dutch? You seem pretty volatile today.
    No, I never was volatile and never will be; since this site often runs ahead of facts or outcome; therefore I made that statement. Even now it still is not clear what the end result will be. I'm always surprised on how they manage to make a huge circus of anything what happens here.
    It must be the own created fear factor; like the gun issue; job insecurity; sequestration; mental health isues; propaganda of all kinds; poor education standards; huge differences in the society of the "have" and "have not's"; the impact of returning army people who are mentally affected etc. etc. I guess that is why things happen here so strongly "up and down"; I've never seen that to this extend in other countries.
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    New update
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    Update again.
  • Democrat
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    When the wrong guy is apprehended and when that fact is brought out at trial with the right guy being charged, the question of identification becomes a matter of reasonable doubt to the jury,premise being that if the authorties arrested a wrong guy the first time,is it possible that they made a mistake a second time, again it makes for a reasonable doubt thought to enter into the minds of the jury,if nothing else it makes the prosecutor overcome a hurdle that would not be neccessary if there wasn't a mistaken identity issue in the first place.
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    New Update
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    Zach F Wrote: New Update
    Nice going; I guess you got the idea. This is not a news station; there are plenty of those which bombard you; sure reply on that if it has political ramifications. I guess everyone and his dog knows what is going on or does not follow it at all , All I can say is the Boston taxpayers will be happy with all this overdone show of force.
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