Recap: Marathon Bomber Manhunt Ends as Police Capture Suspect in Watertown

Police captured suspect in Watertown, ending a manhunt for one of the two suspects in Monday's attack on the Boston Marathon that put the city of Boston and surrounding areas in lockdown mode Friday until around 6:00 p.m.

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On Friday, Apr. 19, police captured one of the two suspects in Monday’s attack on the Boston Marathon, following a massive shootout in the suburb of Watertown, Mass. The city of Boston and surrounding areas had been on lockdown all-day until around 6:00 p.m. TIME is no longer updating this page regularly, but keep visiting TIME.com’s homepage for ongoing coverage of the Boston bombing investigation.

10:16 p.m.: TIME’s Zeke Miller recaps the President’s press conference, which just ended:

President Barack Obama entered the White House briefing room Friday after 10 p.m. to congratulate the people of Massachusetts for their “resolve and determination,” and lawmakers for their “professionalism, and bravery.”

“We’ve closed an important chapter in this tragedy,” Obama said, acknowledging the “unanswered questions” — why two men turned on their adopted city and country.

“All in all it’s been a tough week, but we’ve seen the character of our country once more,” Obama said, referencing the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. “They are not forgotten.”

10:11 p.m.: The suspects “failed because as Americans, we refused to be terrorized,” President Obama said in a press conference at the White House.

10:05 p.m.: Obama was kept up on the situation in Watertown throughout the day by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, White House officials said, following a briefing with his top advisers earlier Friday. Obama was watching the drama unfold on television in the White House residence, an administration official said and was formally briefed on the operation in the Oval Office by FBI Director Robert Mueller. – TIME’s Zeke Miller

9:53 p.m.: Another shot by Newton-Small, this time from the scene where the suspect was apprehended:

9:52 p.m.: TIME correspondent Jay Newton-Small snapped this photo of people in Watertown celebrating in the streets:

9:49 p.m.: The Boston Police Commissioner says the suspect is in “serious condition” in the hospital and that gunfire was exchanged with him on the boat. He also said the boat was right outside of the original perimeter that was searched all day.

9:45 p.m.: President Barack Obama will address the nation from the White House tonight, the Associated Press reports.

9:42 p.m.: “These suspects are no longer a threat to our personal safeties and to our communities,” FBI special agent Richard DesLauriers added.

9:38 p.m.: In a press conference, Mass. State Police Commander Colonel Timothy Alben confirmed that the second suspect is in custody. “We’re exhausted, folks, but we have a victory here tonight,” he said. Mass. Governor Deval Patrick (D) thanked the public for reviewing the photographs of the suspects, which “helped us narrow in” on them.

9:09 p.m.: TIME writer Kate Pickert spoke with a couple, less than half a mile from the scene:

Steve Flint and girlfriend Lisa Coveney live in Foxboro, but drove 25 miles to Watertown today. Lisa said there have been helicopters overhead for days.

“I’m glad he’s alive because I want to get answers,” she says.

9:02 p.m.: Residents are rejoicing on the streets in Watertown, per TIME Correspondent Newton-Small:

9:00 p.m.: From Boston Mayor Tom Menino:

8:58 p.m.: Latest from the Boston Police Department:

8:52 p.m.: Boston Police and NBC are reporting that the suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is in custody.

8:40 p.m.: From TIME contributor Chris Crapanzano, who is also in Watertown right now:

Shanti Kapoor, junior at BU, had been staying at a friend’s apartment in Watertown. [She] arrived 4:00 pm yesterday and has been here all night. [She] went out about an hour ago. “We wanted to get some food, water or eggs or something.” Roommate said by phone not to go out. Shanti said, “It’s been pretty quiet here for a couple of hours.” Was inside 7/11 Bigelow and Mt. Auburn St. Was on the phone with roommate figuring out grocery list. Roommate started saying, “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh.” Shanti saw SWAT teams speeding by. Shanti said, “All the cops were running and saying, ‘It’s him! It’s him!'”

8:28 p.m.: LISTEN: audio of shots fired in Watertown earlier this evening, per NBC News and its Boston affiliate.

8:17 p.m.: Shots have been fired in Watertown, and law enforcement officials say they are closing in on the suspect. “Boston Mayor Tom Menino told WBZ-TV the suspect was holed up in a boat parked in a backyard,” the Associated Press reports. “Reporters were being kept away from the scene.”

8:13 p.m.: President Obama spoke by phone Friday night with President Vladimir Putin of Russia, who expressed his condolences on behalf of the Russian people for the tragic loss of life in Boston, according to a White House statement. Just two days ago, Secretary of State John Kerry said that U.S. relations with Russia had soured. “Have we gone down into a lower moment of that relationship? The answer is yes,” he testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday. But Obama’s call with Putin went well, the White House reported. “President Obama thanked President Putin for those sentiments, and praised the close cooperation that the United States has received from Russia on counter-terrorism, including in the wake of the Boston attack,” a White House statement read. – TIME’s Michael Scherer

8:04 p.m.: Multiple sources are reporting that the suspect is in a boat in Watertown. The Boston Globe says police are concerned that the suspect may be wearing a suicide vest.

8:00 p.m.: Latest pic from Newton-Small:

7:58 p.m.: TIME reporter Jay Newton-Small is in Watertown right now.

7:22 p.m.: According to an Associated Press news alert, the White House says, “Obama, Putin speak by phone about Boston attack; Putin expresses condolences.”

7:15 p.m.: Update from the Boston Police Department:

7:10 p.m.: Associated Press news alert says: “Gunshots heard in Watertown, Mass.; emergency and military vehicles drive through town.”

7:08 p.m.: There have been multiple reports of shots fired in Watertown.

6:30 p.m.: Mass. Governor Deval Patrick said mass transit is resuming in Boston, the Associated Press reports.

6:20 p.m.: “My message to the suspect is to give himself up, to stop any further violence to anyone. We cannot continue to lockdown an entire state,” Mass. State Police Commander Timothy Alben said in the press conference.

6:15 p.m.: Boston Police added they have no reason to believe that Tsarnaev has fled the Boston area, underscoring that “all of his ties are here.”

6:10 p.m.: In a press conference, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D) announced that the lockdown order has been lifted, and Boston residents can feel free to leave their homes. “We can return to living our lives,” he said. Commander of the State Police Colonel Timothy Alben said, “We don’t have an apprehension of our suspect…but we will.” An additional 10 state police patrols will be deployed to augment the Watertown police until Monday.

4:54 p.m.: The University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, located 60 miles south of Watertown near the Rhode Island border, quickly closed down Friday because Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was registered as a student there. The Associated Press confirms that he lived in a dormitory on campus, according to other students.

3:25 p.m.: More local events have been postponed, including tonight’s hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

3:15 p.m.: Tonight’s baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park has been postponed.

3:02 p.m.: CNN Newsource video of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov reacting to reports on the Boston bombing suspects

2:37 p.m.: Major domain name registrar Go Daddy has told TIME’s Katy Steinmetz that people are already scrambling to buy domain names related to the bombings — and then auctioning them off for unfathomably large sums of money.

2:30 p.m.: TIME’s Kate Pickert emails this scene from the media area at Arsenal Mall in Watertown:

Military helicopters thumping ahead. TV trucks are parked everywhere, while bomb-sniffing dogs come by occasionally. Emily Cataneo, a reporter for the local Watertown TAB and Somerville Journal was marveling at how hundreds of out-of-town reporters and camera folks were set up in the parking lot of the Target where she shops. In the main press area at a mall on Arsenal Street in Watertown, several “independent” reporters for Reddit were milling amongst the national and local press. One writer said he runs an ad agency and was near the site of the bombings and was just interested in reporting on things.

2:00 p.m.: Members of the MIT community are sharing their favorite memories of campus safety officer Sean Collier, who was shot and killed earlier today, on a Tumblr called “Memories of Sean,” Mashable’s Alex Fitzpatrick reports.

1:45 p.m.: The FBI is currently investigating a New Jersey woman who identified herself as the sister of the two marathon bombing suspects. The woman, who did not give her name, lives in West New York, N.J., just across the Hudson River from Manhattan. According to the Associated Press, the woman told authorities she wasn’t in frequent contact with her brothers and is helping the FBI gather information. She told the Newark Star-Ledger: “They were great people. I never would have expected it.”

1:40 p.m.: The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency says people who went to work before the Boston area was shut down can leave and go home.

1:15 p.m.: CNN Newsource video of Eric Machaddo, friend of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, speaking to the network.

1:05 p.m.: TIME contributor Eben Harrell is walking around Boston and emailed this observation: “Almost every business is closed. The ‘shelter in place’ guidance has essentially shut down a major American city. It creeps me out how easy it has become to [paralyze] the entire city.”

Update: An earlier version of this post included comments by TIME stringer Eben Harrell that have been revised. The original post stated that “It creeps me out how easy it has become to [paralyze] the entire city — after all that talk of ‘tough’ Boston.” Harrell says, “As a Bostonian who has witnessed first-hand the incredible resilience of this city, I was attempting to question whether the lock down was too restrictive and whether the police should just let Boston be Boston.”

12:30 p.m.: In a press conference, Massachusetts State Police said there will be a controlled explosion in Cambridge on Norfolk Street. They also said about 60 percent of the search in Watertown has been completed. Boston Police reiterated that in a tweet:

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D) urged residents of Boston and Watertown to remain inside and not open doors for anyone other than a law enforcement official. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino offered some uplifting words: “We’re not going to let terrorists win over. We’re going to get through this. We’re going to be a stronger city, and we’re going to move forward.”

11:45 a.m.: Ruslan Tsarni, the bombing suspect’s uncle, has called on the young man to “turn yourself in” and “ask forgiveness” from the victims, the AP reports. “You put a shame on the entire Chechen ethnicity,” he said in video that just aired on MSNBC.

11:35 a.m.: President of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has put out a statement, which can be seen on Instagram. Foreign Policy posted an English translation on its website. Here’s a key excerpt:

 Any attempt to make the connection between Chechnya and Tsarnaevys if they are guilty, [is] in vain. They grew up in the United States, their attitudes and beliefs were formed there. It is necessary to seek the roots of evil in America. From terrorism to fight the whole world. We know better than anyone else. We wish recovery to all the victims and share the feelings of sorrow Americans.

11:00 a.m.:  President Obama met with senior aides in the White House Situation Room Friday morning, including not just his domestic security officials but also those charged with international affairs.

“Participating in the briefing are Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director Robert Mueller, Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken, Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy National Security Advisor For Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes, Deputy Counsel to the President Avril Haines and National Security Advisor to the Vice President Jake Sullivan. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Secretary of State John Kerry, and CIA Director John Brennan joined by video conference.”

Officials have still not released any information about a possible motive for the terrorist bombings. But the fact that CIA Director Brennan and Secretary of State John Kerry joined the conversation suggests that an international element to the attacks is, at least, under discussion.

10:48 a.m.: Harvard University will also be closed all day, according to a statement: “Events continue to unfold in the ongoing law enforcement search for an armed and dangerous suspect in an area not far from the Cambridge/Allston campus.”

10:44 a.m.: New message on the UMASS-Dartmouth website:

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10:30 a.m.: The University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is now closed after reports that one of the suspects is a registered student. “Individuals on campus should shelter in place unless instructed otherwise,” according to a statement on the UMASS Dartmouth website.

9:55 a.m.: Amtrak has suspended all service between Boston and Providence, R.I. due to police activity. Earlier this this morning, an Amtrak train was halted in East Norwalk, Conn. while police searched for a family member or accomplice of Tsarnaev. ABC News is reporting that the situation has been mitigated and turned up no one of interest.

9:40 a.m.: The police officer killed in the Thursday night shootout on MIT’s campus has been identified as 26-year-old Sean Collier, the Middlesex County District Attorney confirmed to the Boston Globe.

9:15 a.m.: CBS’s Boston affiliate WBZ interviewed the Tsarnaev brothers’ uncle Ruslan Tsarni. When the station informed him of Tamerlan’s death, Tsarni said the young man “deserved it” and called him a “loser.” Tsarni said he always tried to encourage the boys to focus less on Islam, and more on school, telling them to “be useful. Know why you came to America.”

A second uncle, Alvi Tsarni told CBS News that Tamerlan called him yesterday: “He called me and said ‘forgive me,'” he told CBS. “It’s crazy, it’s not possible, I can’t believe he did this.”

9:02 a.m.: The Massachusetts State Police asks all reporters to keep the location of the shootout under wraps.

8:20 a.m.: The FBI releases the photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (sic), age 19, one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers still at-large. Dzhokhar’s brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who the FBI refer to as suspect 1, was fatally shot overnight in a shootout near the brothers’ home in the Boston suburb of Watertown. In the surveillance video released by the FBI on Thursday, Dzhokhar was seen wearing a white, backward baseball cap.

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8:05 a.m.: Boston Police commissioner expands the lockdown to all Boston residents, urging all to stay in their homes as hunt for bomb suspect goes on.

7:30 a.m.: TIME’s Jay Newton-Small reports that the 20-block area of east Watertown around Dexter, School and Laurel Streets has been locked down while police search for Suspect #2 who is believed to be armed. According to Newton-Small, Commander of the State Police Colonel Timothy Alben said: “The most important message that we are doing right now is for public safety and for the safety of the people in that neighborhood. We are asking everyone to shelter in place for the time being, not to leave their homes and if they see something suspicious other than a police officer coming to their door they should call 911 immediately.” Read the full story here.

6:44 a.m.: A source of the Associated Press identifies the surviving Boston bomb suspect identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass.

5:54 a.m.: Residents west of Boston are told ‘stay home’ amid search for bomb suspect.

Mass. Governor Deval Patrick recounts the events of last night’s chase and declares a “massive manhunt.”

5:39 a.m.: The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, Boston’s wide-reaching subway and transit system, releases an advisory: “Attention Customers: per order of the MBTA Transit police all service is suspended until further notice. 4/19/2013 5:39 AM”

5:00 a.m.: MIT cancels classes on Friday amid the tragedy that happened on campus overnight. Their statement reads: “MIT suffered a tragedy last night: an MIT Police officer was shot and killed on our campus in the line of duty…While the circumstances around the officer’s death remain the subject of an active investigation, what is certain is that the officer gave his life to defend the peace of our campus. His sacrifice will never be forgotten by the Institute. We are thinking now of his family, and our hearts are heavy.  In consultation with faculty chair Sam Allen, we have decided to cancel classes today (Friday). All employees are encouraged to use their best judgment about whether they are prepared to come in to work today: any absence today will be considered excused.”

4:20 a.m.: After an earlier shootout on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that killed one police officer has left one of two suspects dead.

2:37 a.m.: A Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was shot and killed at the campus outside Boston, authorities said early Friday. No arrests had been made, and a manhunt was on for the shooter. The officer was responding to report of a disturbance Thursday night when he was shot multiple times, according to a statement from the Middlesex district attorney’s office and Cambridge police. It said there were no other victims. The shooting took place about 10:30 p.m. outside an MIT building, according to state police spokesman Dave Procopio.

In the video above, reportedly sent to local ABC affiliate WCVB TV by a viewer, dozens of gunshots can be heard.

(MORE: Massive Manhunt Shuts Down Boston; One Suspect Dead)

YouTube user Jess ica posted this video, subsequently picked up by FOX News, apparently recorded around 1:30am in Watertown, Mass.

Here’s another version of the incident, below:

(MORE: Boston Police: Residents Must Shelter in Place During Manhunt)

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JohnDahodi
JohnDahodi

who won and who failed in BOSTON?

In my opinion, the two terrorist brothers and their mentors won in their heinous plot but the America's Security agencies; miserably failed in their task of defeating terrorists and terrorism. HOW? (i) Terrorists would like to kill as few as they can but spread the fear to as many as it can. They won. (ii) Terrorists would like to prolong their operation as many hours more as they can. They won again. (iii) Terrorists also like to  cripple the normal lives of thousands of people for long time. They won on this point too. and (iv) Terrorist like to inflict the economical blow as severely as they can. They won on this point without any doubt. The Boston police force and other security agencies failed miserably to weed out the known terrorist (elder brother was known to the police-FBI) from this crowd, failed to catch him for 3 long days, failed to killed them without losing their own, and allowed the terrorists to run away so easily from their hands and the worst among all imposed their own blockade on 4 million people to stay in their homes for almost a day. We will hear many stories of bravery and professionalism in the media, but the bottom line is it was a very poor show of our security agencies, and need to be investigated by a high level commission, so next time under such scenario, the TERRORISTS should NOT WIN.  

d.matthew.stone
d.matthew.stone

other than correctly identifying two suspects, nothing else this week could be considered good work. it was pretty much a three ring circus. sure doesn't make me feel any safer.

paulgeorges
paulgeorges

Cheers for police ,Cheers for good guys, so sorry for victims  . There is hope in world because there are more good people,more couragious one than others kind.

RichardCarter1
RichardCarter1

Let's see ... wonder if there's anything we can add to this story, any pertinent fact?  Oh, yeah--Muslim, Muslim, Muslim, Muslim, Muslim--ya think that word might have just a little relevance, CBS?

NirbijanNirvichara
NirbijanNirvichara

Why this senseless bombing took place at all ? 

Simple - what goes around , comes around.

Two brothers (ethnic chechens) came to US from Dagestan  by student visas as "poor victims of Russian oppreshion of Chechnya "  (note that Chechen terrorist that are called "freedom fighters" in US  were trained and armed by US best friends - Qautar and Saudi with the help of CIA to fight "bloody Putin's regime")

Brothers thanked US that gave them free education in the best University in the world by blowing up the bomb killing 8 year boy and other people. That is the face and mentality of a "poor chechen freedom fighters suppressed by bloody KGB spy Putin"

In 1980 US created and armed Osama Bin Laden to fight Russia in Afghanistan, 21years later Osama  thanked US by Bloistswing up Twin Towers an killing thousands  of Americans

In Libya US/NATO armed "freedom fighters" against "commy tyrant" Muamar Kadaffi, months later they brutally killed Kadaffi and came to US embassy to than US by killing US diplomates.

In Iraq, CIA , Quatar and Saudi  armed AlQuada to fight Saddam Hussein - today   they are killing US soldiers in Iraq.

In Syria H.Clinton was arming "freedom fighters"  hysterically accusing Russia of "helping bloody Asad regine" . Today these "freedom fighters" are killing  women and children by thousands. How long will it take for them to come back to US and say "thank you dear Mrs Clinton"  in their usual jihadist way by killing thousands  more Americans. ?


AllisioRex
AllisioRex

Both of these people are Muslims. We know how beautiful is the "Religion of Peace" Unless we stop more  Islam expansionism and deport all of the Muslims we will never be safe in this Country.  Now the Gang of Eight in the U.S. Senate wants to give amnesty to millions more of  anti-Americans and more Muslim terrorists will benefit. Call Congress and tell them to stop any more Muslim and third world immigration.

GuntherHolman
GuntherHolman

Not all Muslim terrorists are Chechen but all Chechen terrorists are Muslim. Google "Remember the Baobab" for the truth on Chechen terrorism.

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ponderlicious
ponderlicious

Everyone who thinks the bomber is cute and cuddly and hard to believe he would do bombings should be asked to go get him out of the boat.

GalacticCannibal
GalacticCannibal

Which was worse. The Boston marathon bombing that killed 3 people . Or the invasion of IRAQ by US Military that killed tens thousands of people. 

LOOK in the mirror America.


meddevguy
meddevguy

Another site wondered if the press messed this up. Of course! A story like this attracts all the big anchors and reporters with all the pressure that big bucks "news" can muster -- they all feel that they have to be the FIRST with any tiny spec of news -- on the theory that every viewer who will buy their advertiser's stuff will instantly desert them if anyplace else has the slightest sighting ahead of them.

Unfortunately, the bad guys know this too, have television, twitter, etc. and understand the craven greed that keeps them a step ahead of their pursuers -- "Police are guarding the North Terminal of the airport, but strangely seem to have ignored the South! And now a word from our sponsors."

I wish the pseudo news providers would be as demanding and diligent when their favorite candidate is lying through his teeth, or deciding whether to put an obviously unauthorized recording on the air. Naw -- that's politics -- they're careful there -- this is just a couple of creeps who set off bombs.

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charles bronson come home. get out talk to your neighbours and friends, look around , hiding aint gonna help.

mahadragon
mahadragon

They need to go after this kid Saddam style. He's likely hiding under some crawl space or inside someone's shed or even in a garbage bin someplace. They need to look under every rock and crevice, not go door to door. You think this kid's going to be sitting at the dinner table when they knock?

JasonRoberts
JasonRoberts

How charming it is to see that TIME contributor Eben Harrell attempted to clarify his earlier offensive statement. It's indisputable evidence that he does not have the verbal communication skills to be a TIME contributor Eben Harrell.

As for him being a Bostonian, that only exacerbates the insult.

GalacticCannibal
GalacticCannibal

So we have 7,000 heavily armed US cops hunting a single  19 y.o. teenager in Boston   Hope we never go to WAR against Russia . They have about 2 million troops and a massive nuke arsenal. With nuke armed ballistic missiles.

csangston
csangston

How is it possible that Boston law enforcement were unable to give chase re: Second suspect?


There had to have been HUNDREDS of good guys within the square mile of the shootout.


Something doesn't make sense here...

Skimaan
Skimaan

Earlier today, I heard on TV that some woman called 911 because she saw fresh blood at or around her home. Maybe that's why police surrounded the area. If the second suspect was wounded, he might have already bled to death in some corner.

CoreyPearson
CoreyPearson

My gad...even blood relatives are surprised! Homegrown American radicalized Muslims is nothing new. Remember the Lackawana 7? That woman had blond hair-blue eyes and trained overseas. America needs a stronger counterintelligence presence WITH citizen participation. I wrote an article about this and offer it free to readers. It incorporates Block Watch with linkage to the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). Robert at Open Source (OSINT) Intelligence News:

http://osintdaily.blogspot.com/2013/04/boston-bombers-grassroots-militants.html

richard.draucker
richard.draucker

Pretty amazing... the same people who want to take away everyones guns let a known terrorist drive away from a shoot out, and they want us to trust them to keep our families safe?  

Keep your guns, people.  The government isn't going to protect you.

scorellis
scorellis

If you didn't see eben harrell's post before Time changed it, I have posted it and a co-workers reaction, as we laugh at Eben's incredible idiocy and poor taste. http://youtu.be/E7fksSyiDsY

ryoukiddingme
ryoukiddingme

Why don't all of you stop being a bunch of crying babies.  So the guy made a comment, get over it and focus on the real issue.

DestinHaydon
DestinHaydon

Where is the interview with the owner of the hijacked car that was let go alive by the suspects?

RichardCarter1
RichardCarter1

@GalacticCannibal Here's the difference:  the Iraqi's are Muslims.  They hate Jews and Christians, both of whom are the people of God.  Muslims lie and worship a false idol.  Iraq sponsored terrorism and allowed the murderous Sadaam Hussein to remain in power.

mrethiopian
mrethiopian

@GalacticCannibal - I don't need to look in a mirror to see both actions were terrorist events, The Bush administration tricked the USA into thinking Iraq were the ones that attacked up on 9/11, Iraq was war that never needed to happen and as a proud American I feel like Bush should have been held accountable for tricking America into war with Iraq, many of us tried to press charges against him, but his connection in government were too much. Bush lied and it got over 1 million of Iraq and almost 4000 American lives and he was never charged wit a single crime, Bill Clinton lied about a sex act and was almost impeached. The problem in America is that the Democrats are spineless and crooked and the republicans are hostile and crooked, so pick either side and your screwed.

Personalty I'm a registered independent, but seeing how all candidates are either Democrat or Republican, my choice of political party is somewhat limited, I tend to pick the candidate that will do the least damage to America, sad but true.

As for the two scumbags that bombed the marathon, they did not think the plan through. If both of them are killed then who will be held accountable? Any remaining family members. Apparently scumbag two was pissed off that the police killed his brother, how do you think he will feel when his Mother, father and sisters are tortured and killed, if he though that only he and his brother will be held responsible for their actions then he is going to be amazed by American logic, because we will not stop , we need payback and the bill is due.     

mahadragon
mahadragon

@meddevguy The press did a horrible job last nite covering the story. I found out everything through Twitter. The initial shootings and bomb that got thrown towards the police were all on Youtube well before other news sites had any info at all. By the time the news sites had the story on their front pages I had already seen bullet damage inside his home from that guy Andrew Kitzenberg on his web page through his Twitter account.

LonnRobertson
LonnRobertson

I don't know Mr. Harrell at all but after his original post and then his attempt to "explain" his thought process I have to conclude that he is either incompetent or very, very tired.  I honestly don't know how he can excuse himself - I think it would be better to just apologize and shut-up.

Activeduty
Activeduty

Are you willing to fight and die for your right to voice your ignorant opinion? Can you honestly in front of your GOD admit you are willing to give your life for anyone's opinion what ever that may be? We all know the answer to that. If not, YOU should LOOK in the mirror because all those serving and giving their lives or limbs are doing that for you to sit back and say uneducated ignorant things. People in America who take advantage and abuse the rights given to them by this country should be required to prove they are willing to do what it takes to keep them.

We don't send local police to fight wars and your ignorance on anything beyond what you see or read on the news should embarass you.  Big difference between a Cop and a soldier, a police force and the military.  We are equiped and trained enough to fight any country in this world.  Educate yourself.

mahadragon
mahadragon

@GalacticCannibal Exactly what I was thinking. I don't understand why they stopped the entire world in Boston for 1 teenager. We have thousands of heavily armed law enforcement and apparently nobody in the entire city of Boston is safe. Why not shut down New York while you're at it, heck, just shut down the entire Atlantic Seaboard. 


csangston
csangston

@GalacticCannibal 

Yes...and 7 trucks capable of actually traveling up to 100 miles (give or take) before the wheels fall off. The other 127,000 have been in the garage, awaiting repairs, since 1990 when the Berlin Wall came down

ranz
ranz

@csangston  I have to wonder as well...  Very little reporting as to details of suspect 2's 'escape'.  Found in a CTV 'timeline' later this afternoon a piece of the picture I was looking for everywhere, but it only raised more questions.  They timestamped the gunfight where the older brother was killed and the younger 'drove off' as 11:00pm.  Their timeline then jumps to 1am, when they say pursuit on foot in 'neighboring Watertown' began (after the SUV was abandoned).   Given (as you mentioned and I also read) GPS tracking was ostensibly occurring, why the gap?  There is also no mention as to how far away the vehicle was found (from the firefight scene).  

mahadragon
mahadragon

@csangston I agree, I don't understand why the perimeter was not secure and they were unable to give chase once the suspect's Mercedes SUV was able to bust out of the area. The Mercedes was also equipped with a built in GPS which allowed them to find their vehicle in the first place. I don't understand why they weren't able to continue to use that GPS to continue to track the suspect.

RyanSearfoss
RyanSearfoss

Translation: "I'm a paranoid lunatic with a tiny penis. Watch me pee in my pants."

user1414
user1414

@richard.draucker Go spew your divisive rhetoric somewhere else. You live outside the country, how do you the situation that is taking place on the ground? Please present your credentials for how to handle a dangerous manhunt with a person who has shown absolute no regard for human life. 

user1414
user1414

@ryoukiddingme It was an irresponsible comment. Unfortunately this person has been put in a position of influence in the media and he is spewing unintelligent and insensitive comments. No one knows exactly how this situation will play out. We know this man is capable and willing to kill human life with absolutely no regard. In these situation it is always better to be safe then sorry, so it has nothing to do with the toughness of a city. I am ashamed that he is a resident of the city. To criticize the people of the city and ultimately the authorities is gross and disappointing. Hopefully that is a more intelligent argument them Michela's. 

RyanSearfoss
RyanSearfoss

@DestinHaydon I know, it's been all of about 10 hours! If there aren't extensive dossiers by now on every single person even tangenitally associated with the investigation, there must be some giant coverup.

I have a much more pressing question, in response to all of your questions: don't you have anything better to do?

curt3rd
curt3rd

Bin Laden wasnt in the U.S. 

melonheadx13
melonheadx13

@user1414 @richard.draucker you speak for the gun cult lobby and even though your free speech is in no danger somehow in your delusional mind your gun rights are.  speak for yourself, but never for a minute believe you speak for america.

DestinHaydon
DestinHaydon

@RyanSearfoss @DestinHaydon That's funny. So these teen terrorist decided to blow up fellow human beings and yet neglected to save enough money to get out of town? --- That's why they robbed the 7-11? They were sophisticated enough to make hand held explosives and they couldn't figure out how to escape? Oh yeah, white did escape. 

DavidBooth
DavidBooth

He has his view, you have yours, I have mine, We can argue all day as to who is right and who is wrong. As for me I am well capable of protecting me and mine. Rely on others if you wish....let me know how that works out for ya.

user1414
user1414

@ryoukiddingme @user1414 Please provide examples how I can focus on the event at hand? That is a general and vague statement. You clearly are passionate about it, so I would assume you can help me focus on it. 

RyanSearfoss
RyanSearfoss

But but but, Alex Jones told me that the suspects would be white because the evil gubmint was trying to set up a militia group to take the fall so Obama could take away our guns!

Someone ought to plant a false flag in that guy's ass.

RyanSearfoss
RyanSearfoss

Are you by any chance an under-medicated schizophrenic? It seems like you're having a conversation with yourself complete with opposing viewpoints and corrections, and you're obviously not real big on coherency or logic.