Update IV: Explosions, gunfire, continue in Watertown. One suspect arrested. Police told him to take off ALL his clothes before coming near them. We’ll post a link to the brand new FBI pictures we discussed in earlier update ASAP.
“Authorities say a campus police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has died from injuries in a shooting on the campus outside Boston. [snip]
CBS Boston station WBZ reports a pursuit and shootout in nearby Watertown early Friday morning. [snip]
WBZ says the officer was found with multiple gunshot wounds. [snip]
According to WBZ, at about 1 a.m. Friday, officers from several agencies were involved in a pursuit into Watertown. It is unknown if it was connected to the shooting at MIT. A WBZ employee on the scene says one person has been taken into custody in Watertown, apparently in connection with the activity there.
A witness says he heard explosions and gunshots before the suspect was apprehended. WBZ-TV’s Lauren Leamanczyk reports that the National Guard is at the scene in Watertown.
Another suspect is reported to be at large.”
The suspect is still naked and under FBI interrogation. Pictures of him have been taken by FBI.
BREAKING: Now another suspect is under arrest. More soon.
Update III: It’s 2:30 a.m. in the morning. New Photos of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing have been released by the FBI.
PLUS: A cop shot at MIT. A person has been arrested in Watertown in connection with the dead police officer. The FBI is involved. FBI rarely if ever gets involved in local crime. One person is in custody. Another person is being hunted down.
No one knows if this is the Boston Marathon Bombers but it just might be. Something very big, huge, is happening and this could be it:
“WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Police have converged on a neighborhood outside Boston where there were reports of explosives being detonated and police are telling reporters to turn off their cell phones.
Dozens of officers and National Guard members are in Watertown, where television outlets report that gunfire and explosions have been heard. A helicopter is circling overhead.
Authorities early Friday were calling for somebody to get on the ground and put their hands up and a loud thud was heard after someone shouted “fire in the hole.”
Reporters are being told to move away from the scene. A police officer told a reporter: “If you want to live, turn off your cell phone.”
Earlier Thursday night a campus police officer was shot and killed at MIT and authorities were searching for the person responsible.”
Update II: Via Reddit “investigators” online the picture of the “Bridgestone” golf hat suspect #1 wears should help a little with identification especially for those who were at the marathon. Suspect #2’s hat has also possibly been identified.
The FBI might have the names of the suspects but if so why not release them? For that matter we wonder why the pictures of the suspects were not released yesterday or even earlier? Reasons? Anyone? Meanwhile John Miller explains why they are suspects:
“They have other video, including the one Orr referenced, where they believe they actually have on tape one of the suspects in the white baseball cap putting the bomb down in front of the Starbucks at the second location. But reason they selected the pictures we’re seeing here is they wanted to find the pictures that didn’t have the most sinister activity but the pictures that gave people the best chance of recognizing them.”
As the bombs were planted the Boston Bomber(s) saw the people they were about to kill or maim. That includes the dead 8 year old Martin Richard and his younger sister who is now in the hospital with a missing leg and a brain injured mother.
Update: It will soon appear that the whole world is an open thread: FBI press conference on Boston bombings.
The FBI says they are hunting 2 men. Here is one of the hunted, suspect #2:
Yesterday did not end with a whimper. After a dramatic day which saw Barack Obama quacking across the landscape like a lame duck singed with defeat instead of hailed with what was supposed to be the first of many more victories this year – leading to greater more glorious victories next year as the House would join the Senate under imperial control – then greater and more magnificent laurels and victories and the building of legacy monuments to the great leader of the millennials and the millennium… but instead it was failure piled on failure.
As citizens took to their beds and draped themselves with blankets to forget the horrors of the week, if not the past four plus years, bolts from the heavens struck Oklahoma and subsequent flames threatened a nearby propane tank.
Shortly thereafter came a new dire report: 60-70 dead in Texas fertilizer plant explosion. Hundreds are injured and the hospitals, unlike in Boston, are not nearby. It was as if David Koresh and the Branch Davidians came near the ghoulish April 19 anniversary to visit their old haunts at Waco. Or perhaps it was executed mass killer Tim McVeigh lured by the scent of fertilizer and death back to the land of the quick.
The entire day was a horror and it did not end with unicorns and rainbows. Still at large at the end of the day, or perhaps waiting for an Obama publicity stunt to announce their capture or progress in the investigation, were the Boston Bomb killers.
That’s the kind of day it was. As we wrote on twitter:
#Waco, #NRA, #BostonMarathon #ObamaCare Lame Duck Obama poll numbers and right track wrong track numbers headed south after a week like this
And we are imprisoned but three months into the long Obama second term. Like yesterday, today looks like it is going to be an update kind of day.