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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Wednesday » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:30 am UTC

Your picture is broken.

Cops are totally texting each other pictures of the shit they're talking about. The future. I love it.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby keozen » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:32 am UTC


Crap, that looks like some serious searching, understandably.

The tweeter is reporting a suspicious package has been found. Hopefully nothing but 2 pipe bombs have been disarmed in the last hour according to the scanners.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Red Hal » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:33 am UTC

Fixed, link to twitpic. #watertown tag is almost impossible to keep up with.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby keozen » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:34 am UTC

Yeah, there was a cop on the feed 15 mins ago saying "Hey, that picture you just sent me, where was it..blahblah" gotta love the future.

Update edit: the suspicious package has been cleared.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Wednesday » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:40 am UTC

Looks like someone's been arrested down on the wharf near the Moakley Courthouse.

Edit: this is confirmed as the second bomber. http://images.4chan.org/b/src/1366370882536.jpg
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Red Hal » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:41 am UTC

Summary of feeds:

Working Radio Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ma-rt-9-window-cam
Joseph Stuhr's twitter feed: https://twitter.com/JpDeathBlade
Relevant Hashtag: #Watertown


Yes, arrested at 408 Atlantic Avenue.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Puppyclaws » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:45 am UTC

Red Hal wrote:Scanner update, expect a "detonation" in the Charlestown area. They keep mentioning School Street.


...hmm. I was not aware of this. I was just out on School Street a moment ago... I didn't realize anything was really going on over here at all. Back to staying inside, I guess.

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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby keozen » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:53 am UTC

"Swat team to 8 9 nickles" has been repeated a few times on the scanner just now.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Wednesday » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:54 am UTC

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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Izawwlgood » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:59 am UTC

I keep tuning into the news, but live broadcasts are mind boggingly bad. I just heard a newscaster say 'Many of us, you know, born and raised, would like to see the second suspect end the same way the first, but, one way or the other, we will find out what happened'.

Strange that twitter feeds from reddit randoms are providing more useful information than the news.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Angua » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:02 pm UTC

I hope the catch the second guy alive. Don't you want to know why they did it? I think it would be better closure what 3ver the reason.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Alder » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:02 pm UTC

I've been listening in on the link to the police scanner, and watching the press conference now. It just sounds so horribly scary.

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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Hawknc » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:03 pm UTC

Shelter In Place is apparently covering all of Boston now, according to a press conference. If anyone was looking for an excuse to get drunk at home in the morning, I'm not sure I can think of a better one.

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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Alder » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:03 pm UTC

Angua wrote:I hope the catch the second guy alive. Don't you want to know why they did it? I think it would be better closure what 3ver the reason.

Goodness, yes... I mean, Chechnya? What on earth...
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Hawknc » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:04 pm UTC

Just a wild guess, but perhaps we shouldn't be trying to discern a motive from nationality alone.

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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Red Hal » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:06 pm UTC

Crap. Chechnya is mostly Muslim. Wait for the backlash.

Edit: By which I mean, people will jump to conclusions, and generalise in a way that is harmful.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Wednesday » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:07 pm UTC

I'm worried because Chechnya is primarily sunni.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby keozen » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:12 pm UTC

Bomb dogs being called in to the Lennox. Quick google search suggests they may mean the hotel?
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Wednesday » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:13 pm UTC

Fuck, yeah, the Lenox is....big and important.

http://www.lenoxhotel.com/
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Angua » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:14 pm UTC

I wish i wasnt stuck in lectures so i could listen along. I hope they dont turn out to be muslim.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Alder » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:17 pm UTC

Red Hal wrote:Crap. Chechnya is mostly Muslim. Wait for the backlash.

Edit: By which I mean, people will jump to conclusions, and generalise in a way that is harmful.

Aye, this is likely to turn nasty. Again.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Belial » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:17 pm UTC

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Red Hal wrote:Scanner update, expect a "detonation" in the Charlestown area. They keep mentioning School Street.


...hmm. I was not aware of this. I was just out on School Street a moment ago... I didn't realize anything was really going on over here at all. Back to staying inside, I guess.


Keep in mind there are like eight school streets. The school street they're likely talking about is the one in Watertown/Belmont.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Wednesday » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:18 pm UTC

All taxi service has been suspended in Boston as per police tweet.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby keozen » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:20 pm UTC

Police scanners suggest they may have found him and he is reported to be wearing a suicide vest. I'll update

EDIT:
Not found him, an all units broadcast was just put out saying that a trigger was found on the dead suspect 1 that heavily suggests that suspect 2 is wearing a suicide device. All officers are being advised to use EXTREME caution.

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EDIT2:
A suspicious bookbag has been found.
Nothing happening with said bookbag, think it was declared safe.

EDIT3:
They're chasing a man in a black hoodie who is running through back yards. This may be it.
Willow Park is being mentioned if that helps as an area warning for you Boston peeps. If you're anywhere near there stay the hell in.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Azrael » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:36 pm UTC

Wednesday wrote:Fuck, yeah, the Lenox is....big and important.

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And yet, such a shitty pub

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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby keozen » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:39 pm UTC

They've lost visuals on him but have general area still.

They're checking a house with an open back door and cellar door.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Red Hal » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:39 pm UTC

They are calling in the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) team. Location is Willow Park.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby keozen » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:43 pm UTC

Fox News are being dicks, have been caught running around in the closed off areas.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Wednesday » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:43 pm UTC

I am *so* surprised.

Looks like they lost visual.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Diadem » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:44 pm UTC

Is this chase still going on? That 's been 5-6 hours now? I admit I haven't really been following things, but if they know approximately where he is, and they have half the nation's police force on the chase, how can it take that long?
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby keozen » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:44 pm UTC

18-28 Oak Street is being searched

Diadem wrote:Is this chase still going on? That 's been 5-6 hours now? I admit I haven't really been following things, but if they know approximately where he is, and they have half the nation's police force on the chase, how can it take that long?


Remember playing hide and seek when you were little. Imagine having an entire city to play with. Especially with people keeping their distance because you're reported to be wearing an IED
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Wednesday » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:47 pm UTC

And you're really good at carjacking really nice, fast cars. And you have a lot of bombs to slow the cops following you down with.


Also, rocket discovered in the basement, they're calling in eod.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Diadem » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:48 pm UTC

Ah. I thought they were in pursuit? But you're saying it's more a case of "He's here, somewhere" but they don't know where?

Presumably they have the area cordoned off though. Or he could be half the country away by now?
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Red Hal » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:49 pm UTC

Pix11 Live news feed, CNN moved to delayed feed. http://pix11.com/live/#axzz2QucKsf1D
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Xenomortis » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:50 pm UTC

keozen wrote:Remember playing hide and seek when you were little. Imagine having an entire city to play with. Especially with people keeping their distance because you're reported to be wearing an IED


No helicopters?
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby keozen » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:52 pm UTC

Diadem wrote:Ah. I thought they were in pursuit? But you're saying it's more a case of "He's here, somewhere" but they don't know where?

Presumably they have the area cordoned off though. Or he could be half the country away by now?


They have a "rough area" but it's rough enough that if they don't find him in X time that area gets bigger and bigger.

They had a report of a guy in a black hoodie running between gardens not too long ago so they've had the area made a LOT smaller again.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Hawknc » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:53 pm UTC

According to the NBC feed I'm watching, the weather was preventing them from operating until recently, but they're out now.

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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Wednesday » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:55 pm UTC

Helicopters aren't actually that useful for manhunts. Watertown is heavily tree'd. It was also extremely shitty helicopter weather until the sun made it up and cleared out all of the fog. As far as I can tell they have the area down to a few blocks at a time, moving as individuals or posted officers identify someone in a backyard, or see an open door to a house, or locks broken on sheds, etc.
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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Azrael » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:57 pm UTC

Diadem wrote:Presumably they have the area cordoned off though.

Xenomortis wrote:No helicopters?
You've all been watching too many movies and TV shows.

Go ahead and Google "Willow St, Watertown MA" and look at the houses. Freestanding, two-family (top & bottom usually) houses on small lots. Now pretend you last saw the guy on the corner of Willow and Grove 30 minutes ago. How big of an area do you cordon off? If they guy is hunkered down in a house, which house? What if your sighting was such that by the time you can bring in a large force to cordon off the area, the person could have slipped half a mile away, outside your cordon.

This isn't the case where there's one stunt car on the highway full of stunt drivers with the movie police and helicopters already prepped.

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Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Postby Wednesday » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:58 pm UTC

Yeah. If anyone is familiar with Watertown at all, it's every kid's hide and seek dream.
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