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Boston Police Commissioner Visits Largest Mosque In New England, Declares “We’re All Muslims Deep Down” – Weasel Zippers


Anyone else not getting the urge to self-detonate?

Via Boston Globe:

Local antiwar military veterans gathered outside New England’s largest mosque Saturday to show support for Muslims amid growing anti-Muslim sentiments that some believe have been stoked by the inflammatory tone of the presidential race.

The rally at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury was organized by the Smedley D. Butler Brigade of Veterans for Peace and drew about 200 people.

“When you listen to what’s going on in presidential politics there is a lot of misinformation and some people are really misrepresenting what this religion is,” said Bob Funke, a US Army veteran and coordinator for the local veterans group. “They’re using it as a wedge issue and they’re scaring people. It’s the politics of fear.”

Members of the mosque said they were touched by the support.

“Some of the veterans know Muslims and they saw them as good people,” said Tina Serir Abdallah, 38, of Everett. “There’s 1.7 [billion] Muslims worldwide and the majority of us live in peace.”

Supporters of Veterans for Peace carried white and black flags featuring the group’s logo, a white dove set against a combat helmet, and displayed signs reading “Muslims are not our enemy.”

Speakers included leaders from veterans’ groups and Islamic organizations as well as Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans, who was last to address the crowd.

“We’re all Muslims deep down,” Evans said. “We all yearn for peace.”



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Boston Islamic Society Linked To ISIS, Muslim Brotherhood

Islamic Society Of Boston Linked To ISIS And Muslim Brotherhood – Gateway Pundit


NY Post Reports:

So, one crackpot in a congregation. Who can blame the mosque?

But what about eight – including a prominent member of ISIS?

As it turns out, worshippers at the Islamic Society have included:

* Abdurahman Alamoudi, the mosque’s founder and first president who in 2004 was sentenced to 23 years in prison for plotting terrorism. In 2005, the Treasury Department issued a statement saying Alamoudi raised money for al Qaeda in the US.

* Aafia Siddiqui, an MIT scientist-turned-al Qaeda agent, who in 2010 was sentenced to 86 years in prison for planning a New York chemical attack. Known as “Lady al Qaeda,” she is related to 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed. ISIS has tried to trade her release for journalist hostages.

* Tarek Mehanna, who in 2012 got 17 years in prison for conspiring to use automatic weapons to murder shoppers in a suburban Boston mall.

* Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a mosque trustee and Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader banned from the US after issuing a fatwa that called for the killing of US soldiers.

* Jamal Badawi, another former trustee who in 2007 was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a plan to funnel more than $12 million to Palestinian suicide bombers.

Now it can be revealed that another regular worshipper at the Islamic Society mosque was Ahmad Abousamra, who is now the top propagandist for ISIS.

The Islamic Society appears to be a “front Mosque” operation of the Muslim Brotherhood. They were also found to be funders of the Holy Land Foundation, a Hamas money laundering operation funneling cash to terrorists. (via Clarion Project)

ISB has donated “thousands” of dollars to the Holy Land Foundation, a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity later shut down for financing Hamas. [14] It also donated to Benevolence International Foundation, later identified as an Al-Qaeda front. [15]

Osama Kandil, who has served as chairman of the ISB board, is one of nine founders of the Muslim Arab Youth Association. He has also been a vice president of the group. A 1991 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memo identifies it as one of its fronts. The government labeled it an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Trial, listing it among U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entities.

Summing up these reports, a mosque the government labeled an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case, and which has also been identified as a Muslim Brotherhood front group, has now been tied to ISIS.

How many Muslim Brotherhood members are there in the US Govt? There’s at least one at state, right?

This might explain why elements of the Muslim community, which have been overwhelmingly effective in raising their collective voices when it comes to criticizing Israel, have been comparatively silent in reaction to ISIS.



Obama’s Snooping Excludes Mosques… Is Anyone Surprised?

Obama’s Snooping Excludes Mosques, Missed Boston Bombers – Investors Business Daily

Homeland Insecurity: The White House assures that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is to stop terrorists, and yet it won’t snoop in mosques, where the terrorists are.


That’s right, the government’s sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized.

Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents. No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee.

Who makes up this body, and how do they decide requests? Nobody knows; the names of the chairman, members and staff are kept secret.

We do know the panel was set up under pressure from Islamist groups who complained about FBI stings at mosques. Just months before the panel’s formation, the Council on American-Islamic Relations teamed up with the ACLU to sue the FBI for allegedly violating the civil rights of Muslims in Los Angeles by hiring an undercover agent to infiltrate and monitor mosques there.

Before mosques were excluded from the otherwise wide domestic spy net the administration has cast, the FBI launched dozens of successful sting operations against homegrown jihadists – inside mosques – and disrupted dozens of plots against the homeland.

If only they were allowed to continue, perhaps the many victims of the Boston Marathon bombings would not have lost their lives and limbs. The FBI never canvassed Boston mosques until four days after the April 15 attacks, and it did not check out the radical Boston mosque where the Muslim bombers worshipped.

The bureau didn’t even contact mosque leaders for help in identifying their images after those images were captured on closed-circuit TV cameras and cellphones.

One of the Muslim bombers made extremist outbursts during worship, yet because the mosque wasn’t monitored, red flags didn’t go off inside the FBI about his increasing radicalization before the attacks.

This is particularly disturbing in light of recent independent surveys of American mosques, which reveal some 80% of them preach violent jihad or distribute violent literature to worshippers.

What other five-alarm jihadists are counterterrorism officials missing right now, thanks to restrictions on monitoring the one area they should be monitoring?

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Of all the MSNBS nutcase talking heads….

Lawrence O’Donnell is easily the one I find the most despicable. Basically, he just goes on TV and lies, in the most outrageous fashion, take his recent rant against the NRA members.

On Monday’s The Last Word, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell portrayed NRA members as imagining themselves killing police officers in a “psychotic vision of an armed uprising” as he ranted against the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre alluding to the benefits of American citizens being armed while a fugitive like Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is on the loose. O’Donnell:

The NRA’s cause, it’s mission, what that convention was about is making sure everyone else, everyone other than police officers can get any kind of gun and ammunition they want any time they want it. In fact, the NRA’s mission is to make sure citizens can outgun police officers, make sure we all have access to even more lethal weapons than police departments use or can afford. The psychotic vision of an armed uprising against our government, the uprising that 44 percent of Republicans think might have to happen soon is an uprising against police officers.

Police officers are the first people those armed Republicans and NRA members imagine themselves shooting and killing with guns and high-capacity magazines. Good grief, if O’Donnell spent one minute with any NRA members he would know that they are VERY supportive of law enforcement officers, and that MANY NRA members ARE cops. Fact is that O’Donnell is a gasbag and nothing more. He is a shock jock without the talent. A used car salesman in a nicer suit, and most of all he is an intellectual coward.

Here you go Larry, you pathetic windbag


3 More Suspects Taken Into Custody In Boston Bombing Case, Police Say

3 More Suspects Taken Into Custody In Boston Bombing Case, Police Say – Fox News

Three additional suspects were taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombing case, the Boston Police Department tells FoxNews.com.


Police would not confirm when the suspects were taken into custody, and referred further questions to the FBI.

Prior to the latest development, authorities had named only brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as suspects in the April 15 bombing at the finish line of the world famous race.

Two of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s former UMass-Dartmouth classmates, Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, are from Kazakhstan and faced an immigration hearing this morning, sources said. Sources told Fox News they face obstruction charges in connection with the bombing. The identity of the third suspect is unclear.

Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov are suspected of taking computers and other equipment from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s apartment and trying to dispose of it after the bombings, sources told Fox News.

Kadyrbayev’s attorney Robert Stahl says his client will be transported to the federal courthouse later Wednesday to appear on new criminal charges. On Friday, Yerlan Kubashev with the Consulate General for Kazakhstan in New York confirmed in a statement to Fox News that the consulate is helping the young men with legal representation.

Kubashev said the two men are “shocked at the bombings,” and “they express sorrow to the bombing victims and their families.”

Police did not confirm the gender of the third suspect, but Fox News confirmed the person is a U.S. citizen. More information was expected to be provided by the US Attorney’s office later Wednesday.

Three people were killed and more than 200 injured when the pair allegedly set two bombs, at least one of which was made from a pressure cooker packed with explosives and shrapnel, amid the crowd.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev died April 19, after a shootout hours after authorities showed the brothers on surveillance video and named them as suspects. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is in a prison hospital after being wounded in the shootout with police as he and his brother made their getaway attempt. He is charged with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill, a crime that carries a potential death sentence.

Authorities have searched the Rhode Island home of the parents of Katherine Russell, Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow.

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Boston Marathon Terrorists And Family Received $100,000 In Welfare Benefits

Tsarnaev Family Received $100G In Benefits – Boston Herald

The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance – a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the Herald has learned.


“The breadth of the benefits the family was receiving was stunning,” said a person with knowledge of documents handed over to a legislative committee today.

The state has handed over more than 500 documents to the 11-member House Post Audit and Oversight Committee, which today met for the first time and plans to call in officials from the Department of Transitional Assistance to testify.

“I can assure members of the public that this committee will actively review every single piece of information we can find because clearly the public has a substantial right to know what benefits, if any, this family or individuals accused of some horrific crimes were receiving,” said state Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick), the committee’s chairman.

Linsky’s committee has requested documents from the DTA, the state’s Medicaid director and Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz. But so far the committee has not released the records publicly, citing a privilege the DTA is asserting under state law.

Transitional assistance officials also told the Herald tonight that the agency was conducting its own investigation into whether Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s family ever notified the DTA about his extended trip to Russia, and has since expanded its probe to include a full history of the benefits received by the entire Tsarnaev family.

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It is time for The Useful Idiot of the Month

So head over to Conservative Hideout and vote!

Wow, where did April go?  Seems just yesterday that we were nominating useful idiots for March.  Well, time warp or not, it’s time to nominate the useful idiots that will appear on this month’s poll.  What’s a useful idiot, you ask? Welll, a useful idiot is person that assists on promoting Marxism in a target country,  They are used to wreck the target country to the point the Communists can take over.  Then, ironically, the Marxists that come to power then usual eliminate the useful idiots.  In other words, your standard leftist, who is usually a misguided Occupod, will help destabilize the US.  Then, when the Communists come to power, they will kill the useful idiots.  Why?  They know too much.  And, when the get to see what social justice looks like in actual practice, they will revolt again their new masters.

Anyway, this is what we do.  The last two days  of the month, we have a poll to see who contributed the most to the Marxist cause.  However, we need nominees to populate the poll. That is where you come in.  It is up to you to select the useful idiots!  So, if you have a fitting nominee, drop it in the comment section.


I think it is time Grover Norquist did some explaining

Bob Belvedere lays out some troubling facts

Michelle Malkin lays out the dots and connects them in a series of Tweets from this morning:

Hey, remember when I told young people at CPAC back in Marchto ask: “Who is Abdurahman Alamoudi?”==> twitter.com/michellemalkin…

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 24, 2013

Well, Norquist’s convicted jihadist pal Abdurahman Alamoudi is also founder of the Boston bombers’ radical mosque ==> freep.com/article/201304…

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 24, 2013

Boston bombers’ mosque founder/convicted jihadist Abdurahman Alamoudi=friend/funder of Grover Norquist. Flashback==>michellemalkin.com/2004/07/30/wha…

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 24, 2013

#GOPproblems – Alamoudi pal Grover Norquist front & center at Gang of 8 amnesty press conference ==> twitter.com/mikescotto/sta…

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 24, 2013

Lie down with Jihadists, wake up with blood on your hands, eh, Grover?

Mrs. Malkin ends by asking a very important question:

Psst. The GOP has shameful terror ties to Boston bombers’ radical mosque. Will more conservatives finally speak up?=>michellemalkin.com/2013/04/24/abd…

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 24, 2013

Well Grover?


UN Human Rights Official Says Boston Got What It Deserved

UN Human Rights Official Says Boston Got What It Deserved – Big Peace

UN Human Rights Council “expert” Richard Falk has published a statement saying Bostonians got what they deserved in last week’s terror attack. He quotes W.H. Auden to make his point: “to whom evil is done/do evil in return.”


Richard Falk is the UN’s “Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.” He has held the post since 2008, despite exposure as a 9/11 conspiracy theorist.

In his latest rant, published online on April 21, 2013 by foreignpolicyjournal.com Falk repeats the libel that prior to 9/11 President George W. Bush was seeking a “pretext” for war, and that anything Israel is the opposite of “justice and peace.”

And then he attacks Bostonians head-on. The police action in Boston was a “hysterical dragnet.” Boston’s dead were “canaries” that “have to die” because of America’s “fantasy of global domination.”

Falk explains the attacks as justifiable “resistance.” In his words: “The American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world.”

He minimizes the crime and predicts worse if America doesn’t change its ways to better accommodate the demands of “the Islamic world.” As he puts it: “In some respects, the United States has been fortunate not to experience worse blowbacks, and these may yet happen…”.

For years, Falk has been espousing the worst forms of antisemitism from his UN perch, and for his efforts has been rewarded with repeated opportunities by the Council to lecture others on his world view.

That world view is shared by the 56 member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), who only a week ago at UN Headquarters refused to define terrorism unless an exception clause was created for “legitimate struggle.”

The OIC controls the balance of power at the UN’s top human rights body, by holding majorities in both the African and Asian regional groups. Africa and Asia, in turn, control 26 of the 47 seats on the Council. With the backing of the OIC, therefore, Falk has been encouraged and protected.

The Obama administration has long championed the UN Human Rights Council, which it decided to join as one of its first foreign policy moves in 2009. Thanks to the Obama administration, U.S. began a second three-year term on the Council this past January. At the opening of the Council’s most recent session in March, Assistant Secretary of State Esther Brimmer traveled to Geneva to address what she called “this esteemed body.”

There is nothing about a “human rights” body that countenances the likes of Richard Falk that is “esteemed,” and the United States should resign – effective immediately.

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Boston Marathon Bomber Received Massachusetts Welfare Benefits

Tamerlan Tsarnaev Got Mass. Welfare Benefits – Boston Herald

Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned.


State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney has claimed Katherine – who had converted to Islam – was working up to 80 hours a week as a home health aide while Tsarnaev stayed at home.

In addition, both of Tsarnaev’s parents received benefits, and accused brother bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were recipients through their parents when they were younger, according to the state.

The news raises questions over whether Tsarnaev financed his radicalization on taxpayer money.

Relatives and news reports have indicated that Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s descent into extremist Islam began around 2008 or 2009, when the ethnic Chechen met a convert identified only as “Misha,” began to become more devout, and sought out jihadist and conspiracy theorist websites, and the rabidly anti-Semitic propaganda tract, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”

In 2009, he was quoted in a photo essay as saying, “I don’t have a single American friend, I don’t understand them,” adding that he believed Americans had lost their “values.”

His uncle Ruslan Tsarnaev said it was around that time his nephew gave up drinking and was devoting himself to “God’s business,” while Tamerlan’s mother, now wearing a hijab – an Islamic headscarf – began relating conspiracy theories about the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks to her cosmetology clients that she said her son had told her.

In early 2011, Tamerlan Tsarnaev first came to the attention of the FBI when the Russian FSB intelligence service contacted the U.S. agency to warn that he was suspected of being a dangerous radical and sought information.

“The request stated that it was based on information that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to the country’s region to join unspecified underground groups.” The FBI reported finding no “terrorism activity.”

In mid-2011, he was being monitored by the FSB, apparently prompting the FBI contact, ahead of his six-month trip home to Dagestan in 2012, where Time magazine reported he is believed to have attended a notorious radical mosque.

The state did not say when the Tsarnaevs began receiving benefits. But Health and Human Services spokesman Alec Loftus said the Tsarnaevs “were not receiving transitional assistance benefits at the time of the incident,” a reference to the marathon bombing that killed three and injured 260.

Loftus declined to specify what kinds of benefits and the amount of benefits the family received.

Their taxpayer-funded status came to light last night after repeated calls and emails to welfare officials from the Herald. They refused to comment throughout the day, but pressure mounted last night when the Herald started asking lawmakers whether the Department of Transitional Assistance should release the information.

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Dear Liberals, even Bob Beckel gets it

Gets what you wonder? This!

Via Politico:

Fox News analyst Bob Beckel defended his comments about temporarily prohibiting Muslim students from entering the country Tuesday saying it wasn’t a position he takes lightly.

“My point is not to suggest that there’s a cell of 70,000 people here. What I’m suggesting is that those students coming from those countries where [they] harbor resentment against the United States, if we could save one Boston marathon event or one child’s life by saying we’re going to take a two-year hiatus from countries that we know do not like us and know from whence terrorism is coming,” Beckel told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on her show.

On Monday evening’s edition of “The Five,” which Beckel co-hosts, he suggested “cutting off” Muslim students from coming into this country for some time, in response to the Boston bombing.

“I think we really have to consider, that given the fact so many people hate us, we’re going to have to cut off Muslim students from coming to this country for some period of time so that we can at least absorb what we got, look at what we’ve got and decide whether some of the people here should be sent back home or sent to prison,” Beckel said Monday.

We area  sovereign nation, and therefore possess every right to determine who we give visas to. 


Here is an idea we should all get behind

Lonely Conservative lays it out Stop Embracing Radicals!

Senator Dianne Fienstein (D-CA) went on national TV and accused Republicans of being Islamaphobic. Well, excuse me for not being politically correct, but I think it’s high time we call on our elected officials to stop embracing radicals. Watch the video below, and then explain to me why the Governor of Massachusetts and the Mayor of Boston not only embraced this radical Imam who preaches jihad, but aided this radical mosque with taxpayer funds.

This Muslim leader in Boston, Imam Farooq, called on his congregants to “grab onto the shovel, grab onto the gun and the sword, don’t be afraid to step out into this world and do your job.” What “job” do you think he was talking about? The only thing he left out was “grab onto your bomb.” And this guy has the full support of these high ranking government officials. It’s pure insanity. Freedom of religion is one thing, but if you take the seven minutes to watch this video you’ll learn that these radicals are working to take what was a moderate Muslim community and turn it into a community of jihadists. Oh, and this problem doesn’t stop with officials in Massachusetts.

Of course, Leftists like Feinstein are much more comfortable calling Conservatives “extreme” or “radical” than calling actual radicals and extremists out. Apparently, priorities are a tough one for the Liberals in this country.


*VIDEO* Glenn Beck: Obama Regime Covering Up Saudi National’s Involvement In Boston Marathon Bombing


Self-Defined War Criminal John Kerry Compares Boston Bombing Victims To Mavi Marmara Terrorists

Kerry Compares Boston Victims, Marmara Terrorists – Arutz Sheva

Speaking at Istanbul, Turkey, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a jarring comparison between the victims of the Boston Marathon terror bombs and terror activists from the IHH group who were killed when they attacked IDF forces aboard the Mavi Marmara in 2010.


Kerry told his hosts in Turkey that he understands the pain of the families whose loved ones were killed aboard the Marmara – and added that he can understand their pain well, having just dealt with the families whose loved ones were slain in Boston.

Kerry said in his speech that he hopes the Israeli apology will lead to a thawing of Israel-Turkey relations.

Representatives of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu arrived in Turkey Sunday, for talks on the compensation Israel will pay Turkey for the deaths of the IHH terror activists. The apology was brokered by U.S. President Barack Obama, as part of a rapprochement between Israel and Turkey that may include security cooperation regarding the Iranian nuclear weapons threat.

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Does MSNBS have a Clueless Tree

They must, because every time I watch, I see and hear commentators who are apparently afraid of accepting reality. In this clip Melissa Harris-Perry and her panel of nitwits spend two  minutes bending over backwards to distance Islam from the Boston terror attack that was carried out by Islamic terrorists. H/T Donald Douglas


FBI Hunting 12-Strong Terrorist Sleeper Cell Linked To Boston Marathon Bombers

Boston Bombers: FBI Hunting 12-Strong Terrorist “Sleeper Cell” Linked To Brothers Tamerlan And Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – Daily Mirror

The FBI was last night hunting a 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to the Boston marathon bomb brothers.


Police believe Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack.

More than 1,000 FBI operatives were last night working to track down the cell and arrested a man and two women 60 miles from Boston in the hours before Dzhokhar’s dramatic capture after a bloody shootout on Friday.

A source close to the investigation said: “We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone. The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated and not the kind of thing people learn from Google.

“They were too advanced. Someone gave the brothers the skills and it is now our job to find out just who they were. Agents think the sleeper cell has up to a dozen members and has been waiting several years for their day to come.”

A specialist team of CIA and FBI interrogators was yesterday flown to a Boston hospital to grill wounded Dzhokhar, 19, about the secret group. The University of Massachusetts student was caught on Friday after hiding out in a boat parked in a garden in locked down Watertown the day after a gun battle with police left his 26-year-old brother and a rookie cop dead.

Dzhokhar is said to have run his brother over as he escaped in a stolen car while Tamerlan lay handcuffed on the ground. They were carrying six bombs with them at the time, three of which ­exploded, as well as a handgun and rifle. The devices were thought to be pipe bombs.

Last night Dzhokhar – badly wounded but alive – lay handcuffed to his hospital bed under armed guard. The other three arrested in the port of New Bedford are also believed to be of college age.

Dzhokhar even went to a college party two days after the bombs wreaked havoc at the finish line. According to fellow students, he “looked relaxed” as he joined in a party at the campus on Wednesday night.

Hours later he was involved in the shootout which saw his brother killed.

Investigators have begun piecing together how the “well-mannered” brothers of Chechen origin were radicalised. Neighbours of the family said older brother Tamerlan had recently become obsessed with Islam. He mysteriously left the US in January last year to spend six months in Russia. Yesterday senior FBI counter-terrorism official Kevin Brock said: “It’s a key thread for investigators.”

It also emerged the Bureau interviewed Tamerlan two years ago, at the request of the Russian government, but could not establish that he had ties to terrorist radicals.

This was despite his worrying Russian-language YouTube page featuring links to extremist Islamic sites and others since taken down by YouTube.

One link showed an hour-long speech by an Islamic teacher called Shaykh Feiz Mohammed, while other videos are labled “Terrorists” and “Islam”.

The radical cleric, with links to extremist British Muslims, encouraged his followers to become martyrs for Islam. He said: “Teach them this: There is nothing more beloved to me than wanting to die as a mujahid.”

Yesterday the brothers’ mother Zubeidat, speaking from her home in Russia, added further intrigue to her sons’ murky past when she claimed the boys had been framed by the FBI over the two bombs last Monday that left three dead and 178 injured.

She claimed the FBI had been keeping watch on her eldest boy for up to five years. She said: “They knew what my son was doing. They knew what sites on the internet he was going to.

“They were telling me that he was really an extremist leader and that they were afraid of him. They told me whatever information he is getting, he gets from these extremist sites. They were controlling him.”

The bombers’ father Anzor wept at news that his youngest son had been captured alive. In a phone interview with a US news channel he told his son: “Tell police everything. Everything. Just be honest.”

US Government officials have said the brothers were not under surveillance as possible militants. And an FBI statement said the matter was closed because interviews with Tamerlan and family members “did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign”. But now they believe the pair, who emigrated to the United States from Dagestan about a decade ago, were part of a terror cell.

College dropout Tamerlan’s American wife Katherine Russell, 24, and their three-year-old daughter Zahara were yesterday thrown into the spotlight. She was a Christian before they married but converted to Islam. Her parents Warren, a doctor, and Judith were said to be “stunned” by their son-in-law’s involvement in the tragedy.

Judith and Warren issued a joint statement saying: “Our daughter has lost her husband today, the father of her child. In the aftermath of the Patriot’s Day horror, we know we never really knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Our hearts are sickened by the horror he has inflicted.”

Katherine, wearing a black hijab, was picked up by FBI agents at their home in Cambridge near Boston on Friday. Dope-smoker Dzhokhar was captured after a Watertown resident called police to say the fugitive was hiding in a boat in his back garden.

David Henneberry had gone into his garden for a cigarette after police lifted restrictions on people leaving their homes, believing the bomber had left the area. He noticed that the cover over his boat had blood on it and a strap had been cut. He went back into the house to get a stepladder and looked inside.

His stepson Robert said: “He stuck his head under the tarp and noticed a pool of blood and something crumpled up in a ball. Instead of being a hero of the moment and yelling at what we now know was the suspect, he did the right thing and called 911.”

Police immediately evacuated the family and surrounded the house, using a megaphone to tell Dzhokhar to come out with his hands up.

When he failed to respond they opened fire at the boat’s hull. Robert said: “They wound up ­shooting a couple of rounds through the boat. He wasn’t going to like that.”

Dzhokhar was wounded by the volley of gunfire and police were able to move in and arrest him. They later released infrared pictures taken from a helicopter showing Dzhokhar hiding in the boat.

Investigators will interrogate the bomber, still seriously ill last night, without reading him his rights – using special “public safety” powers.

The family of eight-year-old bombing victim Martin Richard welcomed the arrest of Tsarnaev. “Our community is once again safe from these men,” the family said in a statement.

Shortly before Dzhokhar’s capture, President Obama spoke by phone to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The White House said Obama “praised the close co-operation the US has received from Russia on counter-terrorism, including in the wake of the Boston attack”.

There were scenes of celebration across Boston as news spread of the capture of the remaining bomber.

Get the latest updates on what happened in Boston.

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Related article:

ICE Arrests Two In MA Town Tied To Bombing Case – Big Government

Two foreign nationals have been arrested on immigration violations in the Massachusetts town where police say the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect may have once lived.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Saturday that Homeland Security Investigations agents had arrested two people in New Bedford.

An ICE spokesman would not comment on the people who were arrested or if they are connected to bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-KHAR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv). The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth student remains hospitalized after exchanging gunfire with police Friday.

ICE did not say whether they are suspected in any other crimes. A federal prosecutor’s spokeswoman declined comment.

New Bedford police said federal authorities searched off-campus housing near the school Friday and took three people in for questioning. Police say Tsarnaev may have lived at the complex.

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Boston Terrorists were planning more attacks

Via Blazing Cat Fur

The Boston bombers were planning more attacks across the city and were already building the bombs to do this says the city’s police commissioner Ed Davis.

Davis says it’s his belief that 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his 26-year-old brother Tamerlan ‘were going to attack other individuals’ — and Davis says that’s based on the evidence at the scene and the cache of weapons the brothers had at their disposal.

Crazy bastards.

Oh, those nutty Leftists

Odd, immediately after every terror attack or mass shooting, the Left goes straight for the blame Conservative bloggers, politicians, talk host card. They try to blame  the NRA, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Ted Cruz, Rush, the Tea Party, etc. They do not wait for evidence before jumping off the Cliff of Conclusions. But, when the evidence begins to be discovered, and they are proven wrong, AGAIN, they immediately launch into do not jump to conclusion mode. Donald Douglas sums them up this way


Leftists truly are the scum of political life.

At Twitchy, “Backpedal-palooza: Left no longer wants to speculate about bombers’ motives.”

Their hypocrisy knows no bounds. Take David Sirota for example. After writing that he NEEDED the Boston terrorists to be White, after writing that it would be good if they were White, after making it ALL about race, Sirota has changed  his tune

Our reaction to terrorism shouldnt be predicated on the demography of the terrorists. Sad that bigotry apparently obscures this simple truth

Egads, does this buffoon NOT recall writing the piece at Salon? Again, this is why I refer to Liberalism as an Ideology of convenience. They can just change their tune on a whim. But there is more from David

David Sirota @davidsirota

While media is trying not to assert motive, you’ll notice that nobody on TV is making ANY effort to respect a basic presumption of innocence

Now these terrorists who committed a monstrous act are victims in this idiot’s twisted, morally retarded mind, oh but it gets better!

David Sirota @davidsirota

Tweets/emails celebrating fact that suspects are (allegedly) Muslim suggests many white people were hoping that was the case. Question: Why?

So, he can write a column, based on nothing BUT holding out hope that the suspects would be White, but if anyone points out that these two are Muslims, well that is RAAAAACIST! And Sirota has company on the Hypocrisy Express. Check out Sally Kohn’s Tweet

Those rushing to assume motives based on where these guys were from would be cautioning restraint if suspects were from rural Montana

Actually Sally if they were from Montana YOU would be beating the door down to blame Conservatives, and Sirota would likely have had an orgasm over such news. I also love how Sally Kohn is apparently oblivious to the fact that radical Muslims tend to commit far more terror attacks than those Montana folks do. Jim Treacher has the best response to this

Jim Treacher @jtLOL

The people who’ve been aching for the bombing to be motivated by ideas they hate will now shame you for discussing motive.



Boston Marathon Bombing Aftermath: MIT Cop Killed, One Suspect Dead, Second In Custody (Videos / Pictures)

Suspect Number 2 Taken Into Custody – Daily Caller


Update, 8:55 p.m. EST: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, was taken into police custody this evening in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Update, 8:52 p.m. EST: “Great job,” says Boston police scanner.

Update, 8:48 p.m. EST: Police scanner corroborates that suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, second suspect in Boston Marathon bombing, has been taken into custody.

Update, 8:47 p.m. EST: “Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the area. Stand by for further info,” says Boston Police Twitter feed.

Update, 8:44 p.m. EST: Police scanner chatter continues to refer to ”suspect in custody,” but it is not clear if that is at 67 Franklin Street or Watertown High School. Permimeter around Franklin Street remains intact.

Update, 8:41 p.m. EST: Police scanner chatter says “suspect in custody.”

Update, 8:39 p.m. EST: Police scanner reporting an “abandoned black bag” within walking distance of the scene at Franklin Street.

Update, 8:38 p.m. EST: Police scanner chatter says there’s a “bearcat” on the scene. A Bearcat is a bomb disposal truck.

Update, 8:34 p.m. EST: New at The Daily Caller: Josh Peterson notices that former Obama administration official David Axelrod, who earlier this week speculated that the president was too polite to say the bomber was a Tea Party zealot, has been silent since the suspects have been named.

Update, 8:21 p.m. EST: There is a standoff of some kind on Franklin Street in Watertown. Explosions have been heard and the suspect is said to be surrounded and alive. It is not clear what the situation is. Police scanner chatter says the area of 67 Franklin Street has been secured. There is speculation that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is wearing explosives.

Update, 8:05 p.m. EST: Police scanner chatter says negotiator is on the scene.

Update, 8:00 p.m. EST: Fox and CNN reporting that the suspect is injured. Not clear how this is known.

Update, 7:53 p.m. EST: Two explosions have been heard in vicinity of 67 Franklin Street. Some reports say “eight to ten explosions.”

Update, 7:47 p.m. EST: All newsnets are reporting that the suspect is alive and surrounded, possibly hiding in or under a boat in the backyard at 67 Franklin St. in Watertown.


Update, 7:17 p.m. EST: Police are sending a robot into an address on Franklin Street in Waterton. Reports that a woman called in a report of bloody clothes that brought the cops to the address.

Update, 7:04 p.m. EST: Fox News and others are reporting “more than 20 shots” fired in Watertown. Police source says a suspect is down.

Update, 6:45 p.m. EST: Recent coverage of the Tsarnaev manhunt from The Daily Caller:

City of Boston gave ‘subsidy’ to bombing suspects’ radical mosque, by Patrick Howley

One bombing suspect loved pot and Obama, the other was married, by Robby Soave

New York Times shows sympathy for Boston terrorist suspects, by Christopher Bedford

Peter King on spread of radical Islam: ‘We can’t be politically correct’ [VIDEO], by Jeff Poor

Naming of suspects foils racialist, sociological agendas, by Tim Cavanaugh

Allen West: ‘We have domestic radical Islamic terror problem in America’ by Caroline May

Update, 6:21 p.m. EST: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick at press conference says shelter-in-place order for Boston area has been lifted.

Update, 6:08 p.m. EST: In press conference, Col. Timothy Alben of the Massachusetts State Police says no leads in the pursuit of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “have been fruitful.” Says police have “no direct knowledge that [Tsarnaev] is here in the Boston area” but does not believe he has fled.

Update, 3:50 p.m. EST: Tonight’s Red Sox game, Bruins game and Big Apple Circus have all been cancelled as the city remains under government lockdown.

Update, 3:09 p.m. EST: A photo provided to The Daily Caller shows what appear to be Blackhawk helicopters on the lawn of UMass Dartmouth, the school attended by at-large bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev. The photo was taken this morning as the school was evacuated.


Update, 2:35 p.m. EST: The conservative blog Potluck notes that the car that was allegedly hijacked by the Tsarnaev brothers last night is the proud home of a “Coexist” bumper-sticker.

Update, 1:58 p.m. EST: More relatives of the Tsarnaev brothers are now talking to authorities and the press. Maret Tsarnaev, their aunt, tells CNN that the boys came to the U.S. in April 2002. The FBI, meanwhile, is talking to their sister in northern New Jersey.


Update, 1:50 p.m. EST: NBC’s Richard Engel says American authorities want to know whether the Islamic Jihad Union, an Al Qaeda offshoot, was involved in the Boston attacks.

Update, 12:46 p.m. EST: Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says his country is not to blame for the Boston attacks. According to an article on a Russian news service translated for The Daily Caller by Cambridge resident Gene Barsukov, Kadyrov said that if the Tsarnaev brothers did commit the bombings, their views were formed in America, not Chechnya. He also said that he is tired of people blaming Chechens for everything, “even tsunami.”

Interestingly, Foreign Policy reports that one of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s favorite YouTube videos was one that called the Muslim Kadyrov an “apostate” for his pro-Russian views.

Update, 12:24 p.m. EST: NBC News reports that at-large Boston bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev is a naturalized American citizen. According to the news network, he became a citizen last year on September 11th.

Update, 11:56 a.m. EST: Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, described his nephews as “losers” Friday morning. Via TheDC’s Patrick Howley:


“Being losers,” Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle of bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, said in a press conference outside his Maryland home Friday when asked what motivated his nephews to carry out the bombings….“Anything having to do with religion, with Islam, is a fake,” Tsarni said, in regard to reports that his nephews’ Muslim religion may have influenced their terrorist attack. Tsarni said that his nephews never expressed any hatred toward America.

Update, 11:51 a.m. EST: Business Insider has put up a Google-translated statement from Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov that was posted on Instagram this morning:

“The tragic events took place in Boston. The blast killed people. We have previously expressed their condolences to the people of the city and the people of America. Today, as reported by the media, while trying to arrest a Tsarnaea was killed. It would be logical if he was detained and investigated, found all the circumstances and the degree of his guilt. Apparently, the special services needed by all means to calm the result of society. Any attempt to make the connection between Chechnya and Tsarnaevymi if they are guilty, 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.”

Update, 11:47 a.m. EST: Foreign Policy has put together a useful guide to Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s favorite YouTube videos.

Update, 10:37 a.m. EST: TheDC’s Patrick Howley has put together all we currently know about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the now-dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect. He “was a student at Bunker Hill Community College and a Golden Gloves boxer who trained at Wai Kru mixed martial arts gym in Boston and competed in a national Golden Gloves competition.” He also described himself as a “very religious” Muslim. Read the full story here.


Update, 10:20 a.m. EST: The now-deceased bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, apparently posted a video touting an Al Qaeda-linked “prophesy.” You can watch it here.

Update, 10:03 a.m. EST: Buzzfeed reports that high school classmates of at-large Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev, 19, are shocked by today’s news. The former classmates describe Dzokhar as a “sweet, sort of quiet” boy with a number of friends at the prestigious Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.

Update, 9:37 a.m. EST: Anzor Tsarnaev, the father of both Boston Marathon bombing suspects, spoke with The Associated Press by telephone from the Russian city of Makhachkala on Friday: “My son is a true angel. … Dzhokhar is a second-year medical student in the U.S. He is such an intelligent boy. We expected him to come on holidays here.” Read the full AP story here.

Update, 9:14 a.m. EST: The Weekly Standard reports that wanted Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received a city scholarship from Boston in 2011, and attended the same prestigious secondary school as actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

Update, 9:07 a.m. EST: It appears Boston PD was relaying threats posted by this Twitter account. … It is possible but unconfirmed that someone impersonating Boston Marathon bombing “Suspect 2″ Dzhokhar Tsarnaev created the account on Twitter one hour ago, tricking Boston police …

Update, 9:03 a.m. EST: Offer relays harrowing news over police radio: “He is posting online, ‘I WILL KILL ALL OF YOU, AS YOU KILLED MY BROTHER,’” officer says. … 19-year-old Suspect 2 may try to avenge deceased brother, 26-year-old Suspect 1, who was killed earlier today in a shootout with police. … “SUSPECT IS POSTING ONLINE, HE’S GOING TO KILL EVERYONE BECAUSE YOU KILLED MY BROTHER,” officer says at 9:02 a.m. … Police also looking at home on Boyleston Street, where there is a report of a man with a hoodie on a laptop …


Update, 8:50 a.m. EST: “Did anyone get a clear visual of him running into a home?” an officer asks on the scanner. There is no response. … Officer then says he saw suspect wearing hoodie OUTSIDE THE POLICE PERIMETER. … Air unit alerted. …

Update, 8:38 a.m. EST: Tactical team is in place at Willow Park. “We don’t need any more help here,” one officer said over the police radio at 8:38 a.m., before voicing concern that units are rushing into the Willow Park area haphazardly, and abandoning previously secured perimeters and locations. … “We need to move the media back,” one officer says. … Police report finding a “rocket” in a house basement near Willow Park. … Officer notices window curtains rustling. …


Update, 8:33 a.m. EST: Foot pursuit at Willow Park. … Watertown PD is responding. … Police are on Dexter by Willow Park, #17, pursuing a suspect in a dark hoodie. … “All units use caution, there’s plainclothes officers in there also.” … “Some officers, stay on Dexter in case he doubles back. Somebody get back here! … Guys, get behind cover. Warning: Use caution on approach. Trigger was found on body at the morgue.” …

Update, 8:18 a.m. EST: “All officers, use extreme caution. Suspect may have suicide vest on,” officer says on Boston PD scanner. … “SUSPECT IS REPORTED TO BE WEARING SUICIDE VEST,” another officer says seconds later. … DECEASED “SUSPECT 1″ HAD TRIGGER ON HIS BODY FOR EXPLOSIVE DEVICE … The 19-year-old suspect at large was born in Kyrgyzstan, while his deceased older brother was born in Russia, authorities confirm. …

Update, 7:57 a.m. EST: A man named Tamerlan Tzarnaev recently described himself as “very religious” and did not like to take his shirt off around females, according to a social media post uploaded by a boxing blog. Tamerlan Tzarnaev was the real name of Boston Marathon “Suspect 1,” who is now deceased. The Daily Caller has not confirmed the Tzarnaev described and photographed by the boxing blog is in fact Suspect 1, and is working to verify that they are the same person.

“If he wins enough fights there, Tamerlan says he could be selected for the US Olympic team and be naturalized American,” the boxing blog post reads. “Unless his native Chechnya becomes independent, Tamerlan says he would rather compete for the United States than for Russia.”


Update, 7:54 a.m. EST: Police are going door to door looking for Suspect 2, according to the official Boston PD Twitter account:

#CommunityAlert: Door-to-door search 4 suspect in Watertown continues. Uniformed officers searching. Community consent critical.

– Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 19, 2013

Update, 7:34 a.m. EST: Police are being dispatched to the Moakley federal courthouse after reports that Suspect 2, the only living suspect, entered a cab and headed towards the courthouse. … The two Boston Marathon suspects are brothers, according to CNN. … NBC reports the older brother and deceased “Suspect 1″ was 26-year-old TAMERLAN TZARNAEV. …

This disturbing video was taken from the suspect’s social media page:

Update, 7:16 a.m. EST: This photo of the 19-year-old “Suspect 2” (real name Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev) who is currently terrorizing Boston is now circulating on social media. According to Russia Today, here is his social media profile. The profile identifies the man as Muslim, with his world view listed as “Islam.”


Update, 7:15 a.m. EST: Suspect may be in a cab headed towards courthouse, officer reports on police scanner. No make or model available on the cab, officer reports. …


Update, 7:00 a.m. EST: A pipe bomb has just been detonated near Commonwealth Avenue, according to a Boston police scanner. … EMTs have been requested to respond. … The AP has identified the two suspects as coming from the “Russian region near Chechnya.” … Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, is reportedly the remaining suspect. … “Russia’s North Caucasus region has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars in Chechnya,” AP reports. … (READ THE AP REPORT) … Successful controlled detonation reported by police …

Update, 6:37 a.m. EST: Five tactical police teams have just begun a house-by-house search to clear quadrants in Watertown, looking for Boston Marathon bombing “Suspect 2,” according to Boston PD. … Two men are still in handcuffs at the location of the cab mentioned in the 6:17 a.m. update below, and the bomb squad is on the scene. … Police are responding to #10 Fairfield, where a resident has reported that her shed door lock has been broken. …

Stunning picture surfaces on Twitter of military presence in Boston (look to far right, on the roof):


Update, 6:27 a.m. EST: Police are still working to confirm location of second suspect. … Photographs of the suspect are being sent to officiers. … Boston University announces it is closed today. …

Update, 6:17 a.m. EST: “HE’S IN CUSTODY RIGHT NOW,” unit radios in on Boston PD radio apparently referring to Boston Marathon suspect 2. Suspect 2 apparently was in a cab with 2 other occupants in Watertown, according to the radio broadcasts. The Daily Caller is working to confirm. … “Boston Cab 375, occupied by one white male, one Middle Eastern male,” an officer radioed in at approximately 6:17 a.m.. “Sir, as of right now, they’re all on the deck outside the car. We haven’t checked the trunk yet.” “DON’T CHECK THE TRUNK, DON’T USE YOUR CELL,” commanding officer radios back. … Officers swarming scene. … ALL BOSTON BUSES AND SUBWAYS HAVE BEEN SHUT DOWN. …

Update, 6:08 a.m. EST: It’s dawn in Boston, but police are complaining that fog is obscuring visibility. Bomb squad officials are going through cars on Laurel Street (pictured below). … Police are investigating a house with a wide open door at 20 Beachwood. The resident is “afraid to go in on his own,” according to police dispatcher. … A white male with a dark-colored bag has been spotted trying to catch a ride by flagging down random vehicles near Beacon Park and Mass Pike Road in Brighton. Officers are now approaching. … “Tac teams should be ready to receive their quadrants,” a dispatcher says, as officers prepare to begin systematic search. … To recap, one Boston Marathon bombing suspect is confirmed dead, and another (who was seen in a white baseball cap on the day of the bombings) is on the loose. … One MIT police officer is dead. …


SWAT teams are also actively clearing Laurel Street, as of 6:05 a.m.:


Update, 5:46 a.m. EST: Suspect ducked into the woods when police attempted to make contact, according to a police radio broadcast that just went out seconds ago. …

Update, 5:43 a.m. EST: Police have called in a negotiator. It is unclear whether the second suspect has been cornered or located. … According to NBC, police have confirmed both suspects have “international links” and have been in the country legally for approximately one year. … All subway lines/commuter rail/ T public transportation service has been suspended …


Update, 5:26 a.m. EST: Police are now approaching a white male on a bike with a heavy backpack coming from Cambridge towards Boston.

Update, 5:05 a.m. EST: Officers dispatched to investigate “large Mack truck” near Harvard Business School. … Police chief warns residents not to open their doors. … Boston Marathon “Suspect 2″ on the loose, “Suspect 1″ dead, police confirm. … FBI believes both suspects lingered after remotely detonating Marathon bombs and watched the carnage from close by. … NBC is reporting the suspects may have overseas military training, and came to the country a year ago with the intent of committing acts of terror. … Middlesex district attorney says suspects killed MIT police officer, then stole car at gunpoint and released driver unharmed. During a chase with police, they reportedly tossed bombs from their car … MIT now reports campus is all clear. …



Update, 5:00 a.m. EST: Three injured officers have been reported by EMS via radio at “Boston PD command post” at Arsenal mall. … “Multiple officers injured, Arsenal court.” … All canine units in Watertown have now been deployed. … Bomb units respond to 540 Memorial Dr., but find nothing dangerous. … One suspect still remains at large. … Heavily armored “BearCat” bomb neutralization truck moving now to Lauriet & Dexter. …


Update, 4:39 a.m. EST: First suspect was reportedly dead on arrival at a local hospital, Mt. Auburn. Police just issued a radio warning to officers searching for the remaining suspect: “UNITS, USE CAUTION. WE’VE JUST RECEIVED INFORMATION THE PARTY MIGHT HAVE AN EXPLOSIVE OBJECT ON HIS PERSON.” … Another officer said on the radio at 4:33 a.m. that the first suspect may have died when a suicide vest or bomb he was carrying detonated when he was taken into custody. … “The person that is currently at large might have a device on his person if we come across him. … [that is] believed to be based on a device found on the first subject.” … FBI bomb technicians have been called to the scene. … “All tactical commanders” have just been called to the “state police command truck” for an immediate briefing …

Update, 4:28 a.m. EST: Boston police have released this photo of one of the suspects they are currently seeking. It was taken at a local convenience store tonight. … A suspicious package has been cleared at Fairfield & Oliver … “It wouldn’t hurt to have ‘em,” one officer on Dexter St. said at 4:25 a.m. when asked if he needs a 15-officer SWAT team currently idling at the Arsenal mall command post … At Fairfield & Dexter in Watertown, there is a four-door older brown or tan sedan that “the two suspects were seen going into and out of at some point during the evening,” an officer said on Boston PD radio at 4:27 a.m. … Officers are now securing that vehicle … At 475 Arsenal Court, a suspicious male has been seen carrying a backpack. Officers from Watertown PD are now responding to that location as well, and looking to talk with the witness who called it in at 4:28 a.m. …


Update, 4:09 a.m. EST: A canine unit has been requested to head to Dexter & Fairfield and 89 Dexter St. “ASAP.” A police “tactical bear” bomb disposal unit and bomb technician have been requested to respond as well. Police continue to search houses and adjoining streets and backyards. .. TACTICAL SILENCE: “Units heading to 89 Dexter, do not use your radios,” one officer warned at 4:13 a.m., in an apparent effort to avoid tipping off the suspect who may be hiding there … Officers on Spruce St. are being told to “kill your headlights.” …


Update, 3:41 a.m. EST: “We’re going to wait back and do a coordinated sweep when the light is with us,” one officer is saying on Boston police radio. Police are planning to search a contained perimeter for the remaining suspect shortly. A supervisor is now making the rounds to “make sure there’s no gaps” around the police’s perimeter. Multiple news websites are reporting pressure cooker devices have been found in Watertown. … At 100 Calcot Street, police are investigating why “motion sensor [alarms] are tripping.” … (VIEW A MAP OF KEY LOCATIONS AFFECTED BY TONIGHT’S EVENTS) …


Update, 3:37 a.m. EST: Police are again now looking for a “Middle Eastern male” with a “charcoal gray hoodie,” according to Boston Police/EMS radio. They are reviewing store surveillance photographs from nearby stores. Twitter users and some reporters are speculating the suspect may be this missing Brown University student. The Daily Caller has been unable to confirm those reports. Sunil Tripathi, 22, went missing from the Ivy League school in March.

Update, 3:37 a.m. EST: A Twitter user has posted this photo, apparently showing a suspicious man with a backpack walking near Laurel Street:


Update, 3:21 a.m. EST: Police have established a command post at the Arsenal mall. All officers who are not actively involved in maintaining a perimeter or crime scene have been ordered to report to the command post immediately. … Plainclothes officers, for the second time tonight, have been told to remain with uniformed officers. “Officers should be very careful of other officers,” one police official said at 3:20 a.m. over the radio. … “We want to make sure we’re not engaging each other. You should have something identifying you on. Stay with uniformed officers if you can.” Officers have been told they will be assigned a specialty once they reach the ad hoc command post at Arsenal mall.


A local resident posted to Twitter a picture of bullets in his home, under the Twitter username “AKitz”:


And another picture of the ongoing search on Laurel Street:


Update, 3:14 a.m. EST: Newton PD dispatch is now saying “there is no foot pursuit.” None of the department’s officers are engaged in a foot pursuit any longer. Suspect remains at large.

Update, 3:12 a.m. EST: Local news station WHDH is reporting a suspect has died in a hospital from injuries. A Newton PD police officer is reporting a foot pursuit past Cypress & Dexter and 321 Arsenal St. near Charles River Road. The suspect “possibly matches the description” of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, an officer told dispatchers at 3:11 a.m. “I need an undeployed tactical team,” another replied. Canines have been deployed, and officers are forming a perimeter. Cruisers are lining up to prevent suspects from jumping into the nearby Charles River. “Only SWAT assets at this time,” one officer said over the radio at 3:06 a.m.


Update, 2:46 a.m. EST: Officer: “Suspect could have an IED explosive device on him, use extreme caution in the area of Brighton, Watertown and Cambridge.” The suspect that is outstanding, according to an officer on Boston PD radio, “is the party in the white hat that was identified in the photos,” apparently referring to the Boston Marathon bomber in recently released FBI photos. He is currently dressed in a black hoodie and has curly hair, police are saying. A police robot has been deployed to search parked cars and suspicious items.


Update, 2:43 a.m. EST: Police are now looking for a “white male,” who is “armed and dangerous” with an “assault rifle” and possibly “explosives.” … The Boston Globe is reporting an MIT police officer has died.

Update, 2:35 a.m. EST: Report of “pipe bombs in the roadway” goes out over radio. According to the Boston Globe, one suspected Boston Marathon bomber is in custody. (Pictured above, a picture from CNN appears to show a suspect surrendering at gunpoint. It is unclear whether he is a suspect in the Marathon bombing.) Officers are searching an immobile gold Nissan Maxima. Six shots have been reported near Aberdeen Avenue by witnesses.


Update, 2:30 a.m. EST: A handgun magazine has been found by officers near 14 Hazel Street. Report of “possibly 15 shots fired” near Aberdeen and Mount Auburn just went out over the radio.

Update, 2:25 a.m. EST: 14 Hazel Street has been cleared. No suspects were inside, according to police radio.

Update, 2:16 a.m. EST: SWAT is involved in the raid on Hazel Street (pictured below, from Twitter user sethmnookin). Suspects are confirmed to “definitely” have “long guns” by two officers on police radio. A commanding officer is asking nearby officers to remain in “cover, not concealment,” because of the threat.


Update, 2:15 a.m. EST: Police have established a perimeter around a multi-story house at 14 Hazel Street and are right now making entry. Dogs are involved in the search. MIT students who are scared by the night’s events are requesting police escorts, according to a dispatcher.

Watch amateur video of the shootout (WARNING: Graphic language):

Update, 2:06 a.m. EST: Police, with helicopter support, are clearing a street “where a car is abandoned on.” They are reporting “very bad visibility” and are accompanied by “state police and the Fox Channel 4 helicopter.” Weather is “very soupy,” one officer says on the radio, adding that “we can’t be here very long.”

Update, 1:55 a.m. EST: Police radio suggests “code black” in effect at Auburn hospital.

Update, 1:50 a.m. EST: Police dispatcher says officers are looking for a “clean shaven Middle Eastern male,” wearing clothing with a “snowflake” logo of some kind. No further description was immediately passed to officers.


Update, 1:40 a.m. EST: Police responded briefly to a report of shots fired at a local children’s hospital, but are confirming over their radios now that “no shots were fired” at the hospital. Police are also saying “we do not have a second suspect in custody,” according to the police scanner. They are actively looking now for a second suspect.

Update, 1:27 a.m. EST: An officer came over the radio saying it might be “mundane,” but ordered officers to keep the streets “clear” to ensure that squad cars can rapidly deploy.

Update, 1:20 a.m. EST: “We’ve got a second suspect in custody,” one officer says over the police radio. He then added: “We’re not sure it’s him.”

Update, 1: 14 a.m. EST: MIT police say one suspect is in custody, but another may be at large. Officers were told over the radio to turn off their cellphones for fear of detonating explosive devices nearby.

“CP – to all units in area – power down all cellphones for fear of explosion,” a commanding officer said over the radio. “Power down your cellphones from a safe distance.”

According to Fox News, a reporter was told to power down his phone if he “wants to live.”

Update, 1:00 a.m. EST: At least one heavily armed assailant with “grenades” and “explosives” and firing “automatic gunfire” is loose near MIT’s campus, according to police dispatchers and the school’s emergency website, and police say are looking for “dark-skinned” and “Middle Eastern” suspects. (Listen to the live feed here)

According to a live audio feed from MIT police, an officer has been shot in the arm and taken to the hospital. Suspects with grenades and explosives apparently stole the officer’s gun and a “state police SUV,” according to officials talking on the police radio, and may have stormed a nearby convenience store.

“They have explosives, [and] some type of grenade. Shots fired, shots fired. Loud explosion. Loud explosion – shots fired, shots fired,” one officer says.

Officers could be heard screaming on their radio for backup officers “with long guns” at 12:55 a.m. EST.

Multiple media outlets have reported that at least one police officer has died.

Hair-raising reports coming in from a Boston Police scanner indicate that a report of a second officer down” and ”definitely hand grenades and automatic gunfire.”

“Responding agencies are actively investigating the situation, which remains very fluid at this time,” campus police officials wrote at 12:28 a.m. “Police continue to sweep the campus. Stay indoors and remain inside until further notice.”

“We’re going to try to block them in in an alley,” one officer says on the radio at 11:34 p.m. “They’re both armed with firearms. They both paid cash at the shell station, then fled towards Harvard square. … Only one firearm was displayed.”

“[Suspects are] dark-skinned and one’s Middle Eastern,” another officer said over the radio. The Daily Caller has been unable to confirm the suspects’ ethnicities, and no other officers referenced a Middle Eastern suspect on the radio.

An earlier update on MIT’s website said gunshots had been fired.

“At 10:48 p.m. gunshots were reported near Building 32 (Stata) which is currently surrounded by responding agencies. The area is cordoned off. Please stay clear of area until further notice. Unknown if injuries have occurred. Although the situation is considered active and extremely dangerous, an investigation is underway. Updates will be provided at this site when more information becomes available.”

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