Well, to hell with our planned birthday party to commemorate our first post on April 19, 2007. —
Update VIII: Shots fired. “Suspect is down, suspect is down.” Blood on a boat.
Update VII: The many twists and turns have turned into many more twists and turns. But soon this particular chase will be over. Evening thread: Cops continue to hunt Tsarnaev. Unless he’s bled in some hovel the terrorist killer will soon be caught or killed. Boston is running transit again and lifted the curfew.
Once this particular drama is over the real explosions will begin. David Sirota and Chris Matthews who so wanted a “white American” male to be the killer will have to be held to account. The attempts to blame “white supremacists” or Nazis or the Tea Party or something has failed:
“Several posts on what is believed to be the Twitter profile of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev indicate that that the 19-year-old Chechnyan immigrant was a supporter of Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. [snip]
Besides making an apparent joke at the expense of the victims who were killed in the blast (“Lol those people are cooked”), blogger Bob Owens discovered that the owner of the account made clear his political preferences as he celebrated the reelection of President Obama on November 6th.
This week has been bad – the worst is yet to come.
Update VI: One Boston Marathon suspect dead, Boston on lockdown, and suspects identified are not the names discussed all throughout the night.
AP and Pete Williams say the killers are brothers from Chechnya. The one at large is called Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19 years old. They are/were permanent legal residents living in the U.S. for a year. This more than likely kills immigration “reform” because their will now be so many questions to prevent this from happening again the Gang of Eight will never be able to answer them.
Update V: It might be worse for white rabbit David Sirota and Chris Matthews if this NBC report is correct that killer #2 is not Sunil Tripathi but rather people “from overseas” with military training:
NBC News reported Friday morning that a missing Brown University student — the subject of intense speculation on social media — is not in fact a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
“Authorities say these people came from overseas… had overseas military training [and have] been here about a year,” NBC’s Pete Williams — the most reliable source through a chaotic week in Boston — reported Friday, citing multiple sources.
“There’s been a lot of speculation that one of these suspects is a student that went missing from Brown,” Williams said, dismissing the speculation.
That speculation reached a fever pitch when police officers mentioned 22-year-old Sunil Tripathi and another man on the police scanner in the early hours of Friday morning. His name had surfaced on Reddit Thursday night.
Update IV: We changed our headline. One killer was caught but now he is dead so the new headline reflects that. And the other killer is at large. Shootout witness video:
Update III: The world is waking up to more horror in Massachusetts. We’ve been on the job as you can see from below. There’s also plenty of information and videos in the comments. Dead is suspect #1 who is called Mike Mulugeta – after a shootout and bombs thrown at police. The second suspect who likes racist Che Guevera t-shirts is called Sunil Tripathi
is still at large and dangerous. One cop has been killed and another severely injured.
Update II: Watertown Police in a press conference confirm Boston Killer Suspect #1 in custody – KILLED after a firefight and thrown explosives. Suspect #2 at large and dangerous.
Will Barack Obama call Watertown Police stupid like he did to the Cambridge Police?
Update I: Ace of Spades has lots more. Go there for the full bounty of their work:
“I’m hearing that the Scanner has confirmed that White Hat was indeed Sumil Tripathi, a Brown student who walked away from his life last month and disappeared.”
Some background on Sumil Tripathi who is pictured Ace wearing a Che T-shirt:
“The FBI has joined a search for 22-year-old Indian-American Sunil Tripathi , an undergraduate Brown University student who went missing on March 16. [snip]
According to the Facebook Page set up by family, Tripathi who went missing from his Angell Street residence since Saturday morning is 6’0, 130 pounds, with brown eyes and short brown hair. “Sunil has been struggling with depression since he took a leave of absence from Brown last year. A note suggestive of suicidal intent left behind has his family extremely worried ,” the family said.”
Now (3:45 a.m. EDT) police are warning Watertown residents not to answer their doors and keep away from windows.
Boston Globe reports at about 2:30 in the morning that one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing has been caught:
One Marathon bombing suspect has been caught, and another is on the loose in Watertown after a firefight with police, officials said.
Now, at 3:00 a.m. EDT a second suspect is under arrest and in the custody of the FBI. [Note, new reports state that suspect #2 is not under arrest.] As we listened to CNN’s eyewitness report by cameraman Gabe Ramirez (which has not been repeated since) the naked suspect has been described as “middle eastern”. Having seen the video of the naked man’s arrest that does seem to be a fair assessment.
Earlier the FBI released two new face front photos of the suspects which can be viewed HERE.
It’s going to be an update kind of day. Here are the updates from our previous article to help you catch up on this morning’s wildness:
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.”