Chaos in Watertown – Terror Suspects IdentifiedPosted by J Craig on April 19, 2013
WATERTOWN, Mass – Late Thursday evening, hours after the FBI’s press conference where they released photos of the two suspects in the Boston marathon bombing, more chaos would unfold. It began around 10:20PM when MIT officials said gunshots were reported on the Cambridge campus. Police said two male suspects fatally shot an MIT police officer in Cambridge, Mass., and then carjacked a Mercedes SUV at gunpoint. The owner of the vehicle was not injured as he was released at a local gas station.
Soon after the carjacking state troopers pursued the suspects and engaged in a gunfight in the city of Watertown. Police radio reported use of hand grenades and automatic firearms. During this shootout, one of the suspects was killed after being brought to the Beth Israel Medical Center. At press conference from the hospital, doctors say suspect died of multiple gunshot wounds and evidence of blast wounds from an explosive device. The two suspects are now known as Chechen Brothers. This is 26 year old Tamerlan Tsarnaev (suspect number 1) who is pictured below.
Suspect number 2 is currently still at large and considered armed and extremely dangerous. He may be armed with IED devices as well. He is 19 year old Dzhokharz A. Tsarnaev of Chechnya who had been living here in the US for over a year with his brother.
Authorities urged residents in Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge and the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of Boston to stay indoors. All mass transit was shut down. This was from Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis:
“We believe this to be a terrorist,” Davis said in a press conference. “We believe this to be a man who’s come here to kill people. We need to get him in custody.”
The Twitter universe exploded late Thursday as many main stream media outlets were either late to the show or could not quite keep up with the constant updates. They also probably did not want to jump the gun again and falsely report that a suspect was arrested. Twitter users came to the rescue though, proving yet again why social media is the future.
I will leave you with this though. If you were public enemy number 1, would you actually rob a 7-Eleven? Oh well, I guess we all have our cravings regardless of the situation. Now let’s hope we catch this scumbag before lunchtime.
May our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the MIT officer who was killed in the shootout with the suspects.
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