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Boston Bombings Linked To MIT And Watertown Shooting As Police Confirm One Suspect Dead

19/04/2013 09:30 | Updated 19 April 2013

Boston police have linked the marathon bombings to explosions and gunfire in Watertown and at MIT, where a police officer was killed, saying one suspect is dead and another still at large.

A police spokesman described the man they were looking as a "terrorist", of Caucasian descent with curly brown hair, adding that he was armed and dangerous. Police have warned residents to stay in their homes.

Officials said the streets were now in lockdown as they searched for the man who was first pictured in CCTV from the Boston Marathon wearing a white hat. They refused to name either suspect.

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The suspect was seen at a 7/11 in Cambridge last night

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Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis speaks during a media briefing in the parking lot of the Watertown Mall

Explosions and gunfire were first heard in Watertown, about six miles from Boston city centre, in the early hours of Friday morning.

Officials from the FBI and the Homeland Security were seen in the area after a police officer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology suffered "multiple injuries" and died in hospital.

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Police on School and Walnut Street on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts

The two suspects were then involved in an armed carjacking. The victim of the carjacking was reportedly held in the car for 30 minutes as the car drove across town.

As police chased the vehicle, explosive devices were reportedly thrown from the car and a shootout followed in which another officer was badly injured and the other suspect killed.

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Police have said the suspect still at large is "armed and extremely dangerous."

"He is a terrorist and wants to kill people" one official said.

MIT tweeted that a suspicious package had been found and stressed that students should stay inside.

Police Search For Suspects In Watertown, Massachusetts, Following Reports Of Explosions

04/20/2013 11:12 PM EDT

How Investigators Found The Suspects

The Washington Post has published a long account of investigators' exhaustive efforts to find the Boston Marathon suspects using mountains of video footage and photographs, as well as other leads. An excerpt:

Quickly, the authorities secured a warehouse in Boston’s Seaport district and filled the sprawling space: On half of the vast floor, hundreds of pieces of bloody clothes were laid out to dry so they could be examined for forensic clues or flown to FBI labs at Quantico in Prince William County for testing. In the other half of the room, more than a dozen investigators sifted through hundreds of hours of video, looking for people “doing things that are different from what everybody else is doing,” Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said in an interview Saturday. The work was painstaking and mind-numbing: One agent watched the same segment of video 400 times.

Read the whole thing here.

04/20/2013 10:46 PM EDT

CBS News: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev May Have Tried To Commit Suicide

CBS News reports that Boston bombing suspect captured on Friday night suffered at least two bullet wounds, and that one of them may be evidence that he tried to end his own life.

The bullet wound to the neck, which has an exit wound in the back of the 19-year-old’s neck, “is very possibly a suicide attempt,” said Miller, a former assistant director at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Read the whole report here.

04/20/2013 10:39 PM EDT

Two Friends Of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Taken Back Into Custody

The Daily News reports:

The two men, known to neighbors by their first names Azmat and Diaz — who share a black BMW SUV adorned with a novelty license plate that reads “Terrorista #1” — were cuffed and hauled out of their Carriage Dr. apartment shortly before 4 p.m.

The apparent arrests occurred about 30-45 minutes after authorities with the FBI, ICE and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security descended on the Hidden Brook Apartment complex.

Read more here.

04/20/2013 10:31 PM EDT

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Trip To Dagestan

The Guardian has an account of the dead bombing suspect's 2012 voyage to Dagestan, a small, troubled region of Russia where he had once lived:

According to US travel records, Tsarnaev arrived at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on 12 January, returning on 17 July. He spent time in Makhachkala that summer. "It was 40C and he was wearing these American boots," said Larissa Abakarova, who maintains a shop across the street from the home of the parents of Tsarnaev and his brother, Dzhokhar, who was arrested late on Friday. "He was stylish, kind, good-looking. I'm in shock."

Read the whole thing here.

04/20/2013 9:07 PM EDT

New Details Of Thursday Night Chaos

The Washington Post has a new story that fills in many details of the Tsarnaev brothers' bloody path to Watertown, including their murder of an MIT Cop:

Just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday, the pair walked up to a parked police car at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Sean Collier, a 26-year-old campus officer, was nearing the end of his 3-to-11 p.m. shift.

A security camera would later show two men approaching the car and speaking to the officer. Abruptly, one of the men was seen pulling a gun and shooting Collier multiple times, including once in the head. Some officers concluded that the shooting was an effort to provoke a larger confrontation with police.

“They were looking to start something,” one official said.

Read the whole thing here.

04/20/2013 8:07 PM EDT

Older Brother, Uncle Had Falling Out Over Islam

From the AP:

Ruslan Tsarni says he grew concerned about Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) when he told him in a 2009 phone conversation that he had chosen "God's business" over work or school. Tsarni said he then contacted a family friend who told him Tsarnaev had been influenced by a recent convert to Islam.

04/20/2013 7:33 PM EDT

Dead Bombing Suspect Wounded 'From Head To Toe'

A doctor involved in treating the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who died in a gunbattle with police says he had injuries head to toe and all limbs intact when he arrived at the hospital.

Dr. David Schoenfeld said 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev was unconscious and had so many penetrating wounds when he arrived at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center early Friday that it isn't clear which ones killed him, and a medical examiner will have to determine the cause of death.

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04/20/2013 6:46 PM EDT

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04/20/2013 6:27 PM EDT

A Key Turning Point In The Investigation

The New York Times reports that the decision to release the photos of the marathon bombing suspects to the public was a major turning point in the investigation.

The authorities knew that broadly distributing the images — some captured by ubiquitous surveillance cameras and cellphone snapshots and winnowed down using sophisticated facial-recognition software — would accelerate the digital dragnet, but they did not realize the level of chaos it would create.

Intelligence and law enforcement officials said the authorities in Boston weighed the risks of some mayhem against their growing fear that time was slipping away and that heavily armed and increasingly dangerous men, and possibly accomplices, could wage new attacks in the Boston area or beyond.

Read the rest here.

04/20/2013 6:24 PM EDT

Map Of Boston's Reaction To The Bombing On Twitter

Syracuse University Professor Anthony Rotolo and student Andrew Bauer mapped 200 of the tweets sent out from Boston in the hours right after the marathon bombing, creating an interactive portrait of the city's reaction to Monday's horrifying events.

See the map here.

(h/t Mashable)

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#tweetfromthebeat The BostonPolice Appreciates the love and support of the USA. GOD BLESS AMERICA, BOSTON STRONG! Read More"},{"id":"276","created":"04/19/2013 10:57 PM EDT","title":" 'We Got the Call, and We Got the Guy' ","tweet_link":"276_-we-got-the-call-and-we-got-the-guy-","entry_text":"

A man had exited his home after being inside all day per the shelter-in-place policy instituted during the manhunt and lifted earlier this evening, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said. The man saw blood on a boat in his backyard, lifted the tarp over the boat and saw a man covered in blood, and immediately went back inside his home and called the police.

Read more here.

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HuffPost's Jaweed Kaleem writes:

As 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the remaining man suspected in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings and Thursday night's shootout with police was arrested Friday, cheers erupted on Boston streets and on television broadcasts. It wasn't uncommon to see Boston residents give thanks to God, and similar sentiments echoed across social media.

But prayers of another kind also poured out online: those for Tsarnaev. The teenager had been on the run since he and his brother killed a Massachusetts Information of Technology police officer and wounded a Boston transit officer Thursday night, authorities said. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was caught hiding in a boat behind a house in Watertown, west of Boston. His brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed during Thursday's shootout.

\"A wise young lady just reminded me that as we pray for everyone in Boston, we must pray for this 19 year old too...because we're Catholic,\" tweeted the Rev. Manny Alvarez, a priest in the Archdiocese of Miami, shortly after the arrest.

Click here to read more.

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HuffPost's Jaweed Kaleem writes:

As 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the remaining man suspected in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings and Thursday night's shootout with police was arrested Friday, cheers erupted on Boston streets and on...Read More"},{"id":"274","created":"04/19/2013 10:48 PM EDT","title":"Elation At Scene of Watertown Capture of Second Marathon Bombing Suspect","tweet_link":"274_elation-at-scene-of-watertown-capture-of-second-marathon-bombing-suspect","entry_text":"

The

http://watertown.patch.com/articles/elation-at-scene-of-watertown-capture-of-second-marathon-bombing-suspect\" target=\"_hplink\">chill quickly disappeared as the excitement rose. First one police car left - met with some clapping from the crowd. Then more cars rolled by, and finally one police officer waved and yelled \"God Bless America! God Bless America!\"

That was it - the celebration was on. People crowded in, cheering louder and louder and yelling \"Good job!\" and \"Thank You!\"

A man turned to another and yelled \"This is our town!\"

Read more

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The \nhttp://watertown.patch.com/articles/elation-at-scene-of-watertown-capture-of-second-marathon-bombing-suspect\" target=\"_hplink\">chill quickly disappeared as the excitement rose. First one police car left - met with some clapping ...Read More"},{"id":"273","created":"04/19/2013 10:29 PM EDT","title":"DOJ Official: We Plan To Invoke Public Safety Exception To Miranda","tweet_link":"273_doj-official-we-plan-to-invoke-public-safety-exception-to-miranda","entry_text":"

DOJ Official: The suspect is en route to the hospital for immediate treatment. But we plan to invoke the public safety exception to Miranda in order to question the suspect extensively about other potential explosive devices or accomplices and to gain critical intelligence.

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DOJ Official: The suspect is en route to the hospital for immediate treatment. But we plan to invoke the public safety exception to Miranda in order to question the suspect extensively about other potential explosive devices or accomplices and to gain...Read More"},{"id":"272","created":"04/19/2013 10:26 PM EDT","title":"WSJ: Suspect In Serious Condition In Hospital","tweet_link":"272_wsj-suspect-in-serious-condition-in-hospital","entry_text":"

Suspect two is in serious condition in the hospital. Police tip came after man saw blood on his boat.wsj.com

— WSJ Breaking News (@WSJbreakingnews) April 20, 2013

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Suspect two is in serious condition in the hospital. Police tip came after man saw blood on his boat.wsj.com

— WSJ Breaking News (@WSJbreakingnews...Read More"},{"id":"271","created":"04/19/2013 10:13 PM EDT","title":"President Obama: \"We Have Seen The Character Of Our Country Once More\"","tweet_link":"271_president-obama-we-have-seen-the-character-of-our-country-once-more","entry_text":"

POTUS: \"This has been a tough week. But we have seen the character of our country once more.\"

— The White House (@whitehouse) April 20, 2013

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POTUS: \"This has been a tough week. But we have seen the character of our country once more.\"

— The White House (@whitehouse) Read More"},{"id":"270","created":"04/19/2013 10:12 PM EDT","title":"President Obama: \"All In All, It's Been A Tough Week\"","tweet_link":"270_president-obama-all-in-all-its-been-a-tough-week","entry_text":"

Obama: “All in all it’s been a tough week, but we’ve seen the character of our country once more.”

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) April 20, 2013

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Obama: “All in all it’s been a tough week, but we’ve seen the character of our country once more.”

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) Read More"},{"id":"269","created":"04/19/2013 10:10 PM EDT","title":"President Obama: Don't Rush To Judgment About Entire Groups Of People","tweet_link":"269_president-obama-dont-rush-to-judgment-about-entire-groups-of-people","entry_text":"

Obama warns not to rush to judgement about entire groups of people, adding that what makes Boston great is its diversity. -SS

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 20, 2013

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Obama warns not to rush to judgement about entire groups of people, adding that what makes Boston great is its diversity. -SS

— The Associated Press (@AP) Read More"},{"id":"268","created":"04/19/2013 10:10 PM EDT","title":"President Obama: \"We Refused To Be Terrorized\"","tweet_link":"268_president-obama-we-refused-to-be-terrorized","entry_text":"

\"They failed, because as Americans, we refused to be terrorized\" - President Obama on.msnbc.com/15oT6Zk

— msnbc (@msnbc) April 20, 2013

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\"They failed, because as Americans, we refused to be terrorized\" - President Obama on.msnbc.com/15oT6Zk

— ms...Read More"},{"id":"267","created":"04/19/2013 9:54 PM EDT","title":"Reports That No Miranda Warning Will Be Given To Suspect, Public Safety Exception Being Invoked","tweet_link":"267_reports-that-no-miranda-warning-will-be-given-to-suspect-public-safety-exception-being-invoked","entry_text":"

No Miranda warning will be given to suspect, public safety exception is being invokved for limited and focused interrogation

— ABC News (@ABC) April 20, 2013

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No Miranda warning will be given to suspect, public safety exception is being invokved for limited and focused interrogation

— ABC News (@ABC) Apr...Read More"},{"id":"266","created":"04/19/2013 9:52 PM EDT","title":"Press Conference Updates","tweet_link":"266_press-conference-updates","entry_text":"

Ed Davis: The man who found him at the boat said he was covered in blood.

Ed Davis: A man saw blood under a boat in the backyard, called police.

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Ed Davis: The man who found him at the boat said he was covered in blood.

Ed Davis: A man saw blood under a boat in the backyard, called police.

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President Obama will speak live very soon re #Boston bomb suspect capture. We will carry it on CNN.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 20, 2013

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President Obama will speak live very soon re #Boston bomb suspect capture. We will carry it on CNN.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) ...Read More"},{"id":"263","created":"04/19/2013 9:40 PM EDT","title":"FBI Special Agent In Charge Richard Deslauriers: \"Justice Is Being Served\"","tweet_link":"263_fbi-special-agent-in-charge-richard-deslauriers-justice-is-being-served","entry_text":"

\"It seems like many months since Monday April 15th. \"

The agent stated that now, many Boston communities can \"breath a sigh of relief\" and that now, \"justice is being served.\"

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\"It seems like many months since Monday April 15th. \"

The agent stated that now, many Boston communities can \"breath a sigh of relief\" and that now, \"justice is being served.\"

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\"To all you folks in the media, thank you for the support you gave us this past week. Wasn't easy.\"

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\"To all you folks in the media, thank you for the support you gave us this past week. Wasn't easy.\"

"},{"id":"261","created":"04/19/2013 9:37 PM EDT","title":"U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Notes Investigation Will Continue","tweet_link":"261_us-attorney-carmen-ortiz-notes-investigation-will-continue","entry_text":"

\"This will continue to be an active and on-going investigation. \"

\"I have never been prouder to stand with a tremendous group of law enforcement here.\"

\"We will not be able to provide the details that you want at this time.\"

Ortiz did note, however, that in the coming days more answers would be available.

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\"This will continue to be an active and on-going investigation. \"

\"I have never been prouder to stand with a tremendous group of law enforcement here.\"

\"We will not be able to provide the details that you want at this time.\"

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Governor Patrick thanked the public for their help and noted that it was now over.

\"I want to thank all the members of the public for their participation.\"

\"Tonight I think we're all gonna rest easy.\"

U.S Attorney Carmen Ortiz:

\"Tonight we feel a tremendous sense of gratitude and relief.\"

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Governor Patrick thanked the public for their help and noted that it was now over.

\"I want to thank all the members of the public for their participation.\"

\"Tonight I think we're all gonna rest easy.\"

U.S Attorney Carmen Ortiz:

...Read More"},{"id":"259","created":"04/19/2013 9:34 PM EDT","title":"Boston Police Department Press Conference, 4/19 9:30 P.M.","tweet_link":"259_boston-police-department-press-conference-419-930-pm","entry_text":"

Notable quotes:

\"We are eternally grateful for the outcome here tonight, we have a suspect here in custody.\"

\"We're exhausted folks, but we have a victory here tonight.\"

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Notable quotes:
\n\"We are eternally grateful for the outcome here tonight, we have a suspect here in custody.\"

\"We're exhausted folks, but we have a victory here tonight.\"
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Photo Credit: Christina Wilkie

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\nPhoto Credit: Christina Wilkie

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9:30pm PRESS CONFERENCE

— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013

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9:30pm PRESS CONFERENCE

— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013

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WE GOT HIM! Thx to amazing work & dedication of our officers & our law enforcement partners from across the region. #BostonStrong Read More"},{"id":"252","created":"04/19/2013 8:58 PM EDT","title":"Mayor Tweets \"We Got Him\"","tweet_link":"252_mayor-tweets-we-got-him","entry_text":"

\"We got him\" #oneboston twitter.com/mayortommenino…

— Mayor Tom Menino (@mayortommenino) April 20, 2013

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\"We got him\" #oneboston twitter.com/mayortommenino…Read More"},{"id":"251","created":"04/19/2013 8:57 PM EDT","title":"Globe: SWAT Teams Cleared To Leave","tweet_link":"251_globe-swat-teams-cleared-to-leave","entry_text":"

RT @shelleymurph: SWAT teams cleared to leave. #bostonmarathon

— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 20, 2013

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RT @shelleymurph: SWAT teams cleared to leave. #bostonmarathon

— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) Read More"},{"id":"250","created":"04/19/2013 8:54 PM EDT","title":"Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Captured","tweet_link":"250_dzhokhar-tsarnaev-captured","entry_text":"

The hunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ended Friday night when authorities captured the suspect wanted in connection to the bombing Monday at the Boston Marathon, according to the Boston Police Department.

Law enforcement officials in Watertown, Mass. responded to the site of reported gunfire around 7:00 p.m. -- approximately one hour after lifting a lockdown on the area -- where they found Tsarnaev, 19, hiding inside a small boat. Police cornered the suspect, not far the site of a shootout the previous night that killed his brother and supposed accomplice, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Read more here.

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Suspect in custody. CNN's Cohen reports neighbors break out in applause.

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 20, 2013

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Suspect in custody. CNN's Cohen reports neighbors break out in applause.

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 20, 201...Read More"},{"id":"248","created":"04/19/2013 8:48 PM EDT","title":"Boston Police Department Confirms: Suspect In Custody","tweet_link":"248_boston-police-department-confirms-suspect-in-custody","entry_text":"

Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the area. Stand by for further info.

— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013

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Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the area. Stand by for further info.

— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013

...Read More"},{"id":"247","created":"04/19/2013 8:47 PM EDT","title":"More Reports Of Suspect Capture","tweet_link":"247_more-reports-of-suspect-capture","entry_text":"

BREAKING: Multiple outlets reporting that the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody

— The Hill (@thehill) April 20, 2013

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BREAKING: Multiple outlets reporting that the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody

— The Hill (@thehill) Read More"},{"id":"246","created":"04/19/2013 8:43 PM EDT","title":"Reports That Suspect May Be In Custody","tweet_link":"246_reports-that-suspect-may-be-in-custody","entry_text":"

\"He's alive. He's in custody, and he's alive.\" -@7news reports

— TODAY(@todayshow) April 20, 2013

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\"He's alive. He's in custody, and he's alive.\" -@7news reports

— TODAY(@todayshow) April 20, 2013Read More"},{"id":"245","created":"04/19/2013 8:40 PM EDT","title":"Reports: 3 People Taken Into Custody By FBI In Connection With Manhunt","tweet_link":"245_reports-3-people-taken-into-custody-by-fbi-in-connection-with-manhunt","entry_text":"

New Bedford PD confirms to @abc 3 college age individuals taken into custody by the @fbithis afternoon in connection with the manhunt...

— Zach Wolf (@zbyronwolf) April 20, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Three people taken into custody in New Bedford as part of Boston Marathon terror bombing investigation.

— Boston.com News (@BostonDotCom) April 20, 2013

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New Bedford PD confirms to @abc 3 college age individuals taken into custody by the @fbithis afternoon in connection with the manhunt...

Read More"},{"id":"244","created":"04/19/2013 8:34 PM EDT","title":"Wife Of One Suspected Boston Bomber Releases Statement, Confirms Child","tweet_link":"244_wife-of-one-suspected-boston-bomber-releases-statement-confirms-child","entry_text":"

HuffPost's Jason Cherkis reports:

The family of Katherine Russell, wife of one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers, issued a short statement Friday evening to reporters outside their North Kingstown, R.I., home. Russell was married to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed Thursday night in a shootout with police. She had a daughter with Tsarnaev a few years ago.

The family, like many who knew the terror suspects, expressed shock and horror at the events of this week. They wrote:

\"Our daughter has lost her husband today, the father of her child. We cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred. In the aftermath of the Patriot's Day horror, we know that we never really knew Tamerlane Tsarnaev.\"

Read more here.

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HuffPost's Jason Cherkis reports:

The family of Katherine Russell, wife of one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers,Read More"},{"id":"243","created":"04/19/2013 8:30 PM EDT","title":"NBC News Reporting Negotiator On Scene","tweet_link":"243_nbc-news-reporting-negotiator-on-scene","entry_text":"

NBC News: Negotiator is on scene of the standoff according to the Boston Police Dept.

— CNBC (@CNBC) April 20, 2013

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NBC News: Negotiator is on scene of the standoff according to the Boston Police Dept.

— CNBC (@CNBC) April 20, 2013

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BREAKING: We're told there is a fire in the boat, don't know how big it is - @petewilliamsnbc

— NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) ...Read More"},{"id":"240","created":"04/19/2013 8:12 PM EDT","title":"ABC News: Eyewitness Reportedly Called Police After Opening Boat's Cover","tweet_link":"240_abc-news-eyewitness-reportedly-called-police-after-opening-boats-cover","entry_text":"

Eyewitness: Neighbor went to check boat behind his house today, saw blood, climbed up ladder to open boat's cover, saw a body, called police

— ABC News (@ABC) April 20, 2013

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Eyewitness: Neighbor went to check boat behind his house today, saw blood, climbed up ladder to open boat's cover, saw a body, called police

— ABC News (@ABC) Read More"},{"id":"239","created":"04/19/2013 8:08 PM EDT","title":"Photo: Police Reportedly In Standoff With Terror Suspect","tweet_link":"239_photo-police-reportedly-in-standoff-with-terror-suspect","entry_text":"

\"watertown\"

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"},{"id":"238","created":"04/19/2013 8:02 PM EDT","title":"Boston Globe Reporting Police Using 'Flash Bangs' To Disorient And Distract Suspect","tweet_link":"238_boston-globe-reporting-police-using-flash-bangs-to-disorient-and-distract-suspect","entry_text":"

BREAKING NEWS: Police are using 'flash bangs' to disorient and distract the suspect. They have seen him sit up.

— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe)
April 19, 2013

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BREAKING NEWS: Police are using 'flash bangs' to disorient and distract the suspect. They have seen him sit up.

— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) Read More"},{"id":"237","created":"04/19/2013 8:02 PM EDT","title":"Reported Close-Up Image Of Boat Where Suspect May Have Been Hiding","tweet_link":"237_reported-closeup-image-of-boat-where-suspect-may-have-been-hiding","entry_text":"

BREAKING: Better shot of boat where suspected #bostonmarathon bomber was hiding out. #wbz twitter.com/PetesWire/stat…

— Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) April 19, 2013

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BREAKING: Better shot of boat where suspected #bostonmarathon bomber was hiding out. #wbz Read More"},{"id":"236","created":"04/19/2013 7:58 PM EDT","title":"Photo From Scene Of Watertown Standoff","tweet_link":"236_photo-from-scene-of-watertown-standoff","entry_text":"

\"watertown\"

Photo Credit: Michael McLaughlin

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Photo Credit: Michael McLaughlin

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Multiple law enforcement sources telling @kathyreports that this is Suspect #2 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) April 19, 2013

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Multiple law enforcement sources telling @kathyreports that this is Suspect #2 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) Read More"},{"id":"234","created":"04/19/2013 7:46 PM EDT","title":"Police Warning Members Of Public: It's \"Extremely Dangerous To Be Out Here\"","tweet_link":"234_police-warning-members-of-public-its-extremely-dangerous-to-be-out-here","entry_text":"

On the street near the crime scene a Mass. State police office is warning members of the public to be cautious.

\"Extremely dangerous to be out here,\" report Huffpost's Michael McLaughlin and Christina Wilkie.

Police were overheard talking to pedestrians, saying, \"Did you hear how many shots were fired at a 7-Eleven?\"

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On the street near the crime scene a Mass. State police office is warning members of the public to be cautious.

\"Extremely dangerous to be out here,\" report Huffpost's Michael McLaughlin and Christina Wilkie.

Police were overheard talking ...Read More"},{"id":"233","created":"04/19/2013 7:44 PM EDT","title":"Reported Photo Of Home And Backyard Where Standoff Is Occurring","tweet_link":"233_reported-photo-of-home-and-backyard-where-standoff-is-occurring","entry_text":"

BREAKING PHOTO: Home and boat in backyard of Watertown, MA. home where emergency standoff is unfolding (WFXT TV) twitter.com/NewsBreaker/st…

— NewsBreaker(@NewsBreaker) April 19, 2013

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BREAKING PHOTO: Home and boat in backyard of Watertown, MA. home where emergency standoff is unfolding (WFXT TV) Read More"},{"id":"232","created":"04/19/2013 7:43 PM EDT","title":"Reported Statement From Family Of Katherine Russell, Alleged Wife Of Suspected Bomber","tweet_link":"232_reported-statement-from-family-of-katherine-russell-alleged-wife-of-suspected-bomber","entry_text":"

Written Statement from family of Katherine Russell, wife of one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers, issued a statement Friday evening outside their North Kingstown home.

Our daughter has lost her husband today, the father of her child.

We cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred. In the aftermath of the Patriot's Day horror, we know that we never really knew Tamerlane Tsarnaev.

Our hearts are sickenedby the knowledge of the horror he has inflicted.

Please respect our family's privacy in this difficult time.

Image of the statement on North Kingstown Patch here.

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Written Statement from family of Katherine Russell, wife of one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers, issued a statement Friday evening outside their North Kingstown home.
\nOur daughter has lost her husband today, the father of her child.

<...Read More"},{"id":"231","created":"04/19/2013 7:41 PM EDT","title":"HuffPost Reporters: Living Body Found On Boat","tweet_link":"231_huffpost-reporters-living-body-found-on-boat","entry_text":"

Watertown residents near where the police are converging tell HuffPost reporters Christina Wilkie and Michael McLaughlin that a living and injured body was found in a boat on pylons. It is unclear if the body is the suspect connected to the marathon bombing. They say 15 gunshots were heard near a 7-Eleven on Mount. Auburn in Watertown. The scene is very close to last night's burst of violence.

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Watertown residents near where the police are converging tell HuffPost reporters Christina Wilkie and Michael McLaughlin that a living and injured body was found in a boat on pylons. It is unclear if the body is the suspect connected to the marathon bo...Read More"},{"id":"230","created":"04/19/2013 7:40 PM EDT","title":"WBZN News: Suspect May Have Been Found Using Thermal Imaging From Helicopter","tweet_link":"230_wbzn-news-suspect-may-have-been-found-using-thermal-imaging-from-helicopter","entry_text":"

DEVELOPING: @wbznewsradio says suspect was found using thermal imaging from helicopter. shrd.by/9ysxoX

— NewsBreaker(@NewsBreaker) April 19, 2013

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DEVELOPING: @wbznewsradio says suspect was found using thermal imaging from helicopter. shrd.by/9ysxoXRead More"},{"id":"229","created":"04/19/2013 7:39 PM EDT","title":"Boston Globe Reporting: Police Have Taken Cover Off Boat Which May House Suspect, Suspect Not Moving","tweet_link":"229_boston-globe-reporting-police-have-taken-cover-off-boat-which-may-house-suspect-suspect-not-moving","entry_text":"

BREAKING NEWS: Police have taken the cover off the boat containing the man believed to be the Marathon bombing suspect. He's not moving.

— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 19, 2013

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BREAKING NEWS: Police have taken the cover off the boat containing the man believed to be the Marathon bombing suspect. He's not moving.

— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) Read More"},{"id":"228","created":"04/19/2013 7:35 PM EDT","title":"Conflicting Reports: Suspect May Be Alive, Surrounded On Boat Or Dead And Captured","tweet_link":"228_conflicting-reports-suspect-may-be-alive-surrounded-on-boat-or-dead-and-captured","entry_text":"

FOX News: \"We understand that the suspect is alive. Surrounded. And still moving.\"

— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) April 19, 2013

Not clear whether dead body in boat or live person cornered in boat behind Franklin St house Watertown @nbcnews @hardball_chris

— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) April 19, 2013

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FOX News: \"We understand that the suspect is alive. Surrounded. And still moving.\"

— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) April 19, 2013

Read More"},{"id":"227","created":"04/19/2013 7:27 PM EDT","title":"Multiple Shots Fired In Watertown","tweet_link":"227_multiple-shots-fired-in-watertown","entry_text":"

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"},{"id":"226","created":"04/19/2013 7:24 PM EDT","title":"CBS Reporting Suspect 2 Surrounded In Boat","tweet_link":"226_cbs-reporting-suspect-2-surrounded-in-boat","entry_text":"

Sources tell @cbsboston: PRIME SUSPECT SURROUNDED, hiding in boat in watertown

— Michael Sangalang (@MikeSangWBZ) April 19, 2013

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Sources tell @cbsboston: PRIME SUSPECT SURROUNDED, hiding in boat in watertown

— Michael Sangalang (@MikeSangWBZ) Read More"},{"id":"225","created":"04/19/2013 7:19 PM EDT","title":"Heavy Police Presence In Watertown","tweet_link":"225_heavy-police-presence-in-watertown","entry_text":"

Heavy police presence in area of Franklin St in Watertown. Residents remain inside.

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

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Heavy police presence in area of Franklin St in Watertown. Residents remain inside.

— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 19, 201...Read More"},{"id":"224","created":"04/19/2013 7:19 PM EDT","title":"Did FBI Use Data Mining Techniques To Identify Suspects?","tweet_link":"224_did-fbi-use-data-mining-techniques-to-identify-suspects","entry_text":"

HuffPost's Timothy Stenovec reports:

We don’t yet know whether the images of the two men now accused of detonating deadly bombs at the Boston Marathon were gleaned through modern data mining -- poring through thousands of photos and videos captured on private citizens' cameras and smartphones -- or rather just old-fashioned police work.

The first photographs of the two suspects released by the FBI appear to have been captured by surveillance cameras, the sort of technology that has been in place for decades. But a former high-level FBI official suggested that, behind the scenes, more modern collection methods may well have played a role in pinpointing the suspects: The trove of photographs harvested from smartphones wielded by throngs of people in the area of the bombing may have sharpened the perspective of investigators.

\"In every investigation, it's better to over-collect than to under-collect,\" Timothy Ryan, the former FBI official and now a managing director of the cyber-investigations practice at the global security firm Kroll told The Huffington Post. \"That is the essence of investigations. If you start small when you're dealing with digital evidence, you run the risk of losing it. When you start big and you just start collecting stuff even if you're not sure exactly where this road is going to go, you're going to do a lot better.\"

Read more here.

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HuffPost's Timothy Stenovec reports:

We don’t yet know whether the images of the two men now accused of detonating deadly bombs at th...Read More"},{"id":"222","created":"04/19/2013 7:17 PM EDT","title":"Gunshots Ring Out In Watertown","tweet_link":"222_gunshots-ring-out-in-watertown","entry_text":"

Rebecca Krieger has now heard bursts of gunfire twice from her \"shelter in place\" in Watertown. Last night, she tells HuffPost in a phone interview, she could faintly hear the shootout, its gunshots and explosions. Just minutes ago, shortly before 7:00, she said she heard about 20 shots just outside her window, and that 30-40 cops are walking nearby.

She said she lives between a half mile and a mile from last night's shootout.

Krieger, 17, is a junior at Watertown High School. \"We complain about it being boring, and then this happens,\" she said.

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Rebecca Krieger has now heard bursts of gunfire twice from her \"shelter in place\" in Watertown. Last night, she tells HuffPost in a phone interview, she could faintly hear the shootout, its gunshots and explosions. Just minutes ago, shortly before 7:00...Read More"},{"id":"221","created":"04/19/2013 7:16 PM EDT","title":"Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Bombing Manhunt Suspect, Remains At Large; Police Respond To Reports Of Shots Fired","tweet_link":"221_dzhokhar-tsarnaev-bombing-manhunt-suspect-remains-at-large-police-respond-to-reports-of-shots-fired","entry_text":"

Reports of gunshots fired around 7:00 p.m., approximately one hour after authorities told the public that the lockdown had been lifted, sent law enforcement officials scrambling to a crime scene in Watertown, Mass.

Read more here.

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Reports of gunshots fired around 7:00 p.m., approximately one hour after authorities told the public that the lockdown had been lifted, sent law enforcement officials scrambling to a crime scene in Watertown, Mass.

Read more Read More"},{"id":"220","created":"04/19/2013 7:10 PM EDT","title":"Boston Police Department: REMAIN INDOORS","tweet_link":"220_boston-police-department-remain-indoors","entry_text":"

Police operations in the Franklin Street Watertown area. Residents shelter in place.

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

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Police operations in the Franklin Street Watertown area. Residents shelter in place.

— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 19, 20...Read More"},{"id":"219","created":"04/19/2013 7:07 PM EDT","title":"Boston Globe Reporting Suspect Pinned Down In Watertown","tweet_link":"219_boston-globe-reporting-suspect-pinned-down-in-watertown","entry_text":"

BREAKING: Source says bomb suspect pinned down in Watertown

— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 19, 2013

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BREAKING: Source says bomb suspect pinned down in Watertown

— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 19, 2013

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#BREAKING RT @williamsjon: Armored vehicles at site in Watertown, dozens of rounds fired Read More"},{"id":"216","created":"04/19/2013 7:00 PM EDT","title":"Reports Of Shots Fired In Watertown","tweet_link":"216_reports-of-shots-fired-in-watertown","entry_text":"

#BREAKING: 'A barrage of gunshots has just been heard' - @kerrynbc in Watertown, MA #Bostonmanhunt

— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 19, 2013

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#BREAKING: 'A barrage of gunshots has just been heard' - @kerrynbc in Watertown, MA Read More"},{"id":"215","created":"04/19/2013 6:54 PM EDT","title":"FBI Interviewed Dead Boston Bombing Suspect Years Ago","tweet_link":"215_fbi-interviewed-dead-boston-bombing-suspect-years-ago","entry_text":"

The FBI admitted Friday they interviewed the now-deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev two years ago and failed to find any incriminating information about him.

As first reported by CBS News correspondent Bob Orr, the FBI interviewed Tsarnaev, the elder brother of at-large bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, at the request of a foreign government to see if he had any extremist ties, but failed to find any linkage.

Read more here.

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The FBI admitted Friday they interviewed the now-deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev two years ago...Read More"},{"id":"214","created":"04/19/2013 6:30 PM EDT","title":"Indoor Request Lifted","tweet_link":"214_indoor-request-lifted","entry_text":"

#CommunityAlert: Gov Patrick says the ‘stay indoor’ request has been lifted and MBTA service has been restored.

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

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#CommunityAlert: Gov Patrick says the ‘stay indoor’ request has been lifted and MBTA service has been restored.

— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_...Read More"},{"id":"213","created":"04/19/2013 6:29 PM EDT","title":"Arab-Americans' Fears","tweet_link":"213_arabamericans-fears","entry_text":"

HuffPost's Michael McAuliff reports:

For Arab-Americans -- and people who are mistaken to be Arab -- there's an extra layer of fear that rides along with the frightening news of a possible terror attack: the very real possibility that they will be blamed.

Linda Sarsour, the national advocacy director for the National Network for Arab American Communities, knows it happens. But when the bombs exploded Monday at the Boston Marathon, it was her 13-year-old son who brought that reality home with startling and personal impact.

He did it with a simple text message about an hour after the news broke that asked: \"Mom, who did it?\"

For Sarsour, it showed just how deeply the fear of guilt by bogus association is embedded in the Arab-American community, even in children born and raised in the United States whose prime obsessions tend to be video games, not race relations.

\"The fact that young teenagers and young kids in our community are interested in who did it -- in hopes that it's not someone that's going to be affiliated with them -- is the kind of psychological trauma that our people in our community have,\" Sansour said.

Click here to read more.

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HuffPost's Michael McAuliff reports:

For Arab-Americans -- and people who are mistaken to be Arab -- there's an e...Read More"},{"id":"212","created":"04/19/2013 6:24 PM EDT","title":"Family Speaks About Being On Lockdown","tweet_link":"212_family-speaks-about-being-on-lockdown","entry_text":"

HuffPost's Catherine Pearson reports:

Joe Corkery and his wife sat their 4-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter down Monday night to tell them about the Boston Marathon bombing earlier that day. They hadn't wanted to, but were worried the children may hear about it from friends who knew that Corkery, 36, had run in the race, crossing the finish line 20 minutes before the bombs went off.

On Friday, the family woke to news that the Boston area, including their home in Newton, was on lockdown. For the second time in a week, they would have to discuss a scary situation with their young kids. The police were looking for a person who had set off the bombs, they explained, and were asking everyone to help by staying home and out of the way.

\"They were fine with that,\" Corkery told HuffPost. \"They have a lot of questions, though. Like, 'What happens with the police catch him?' My daughter seems to be under the impression that he has to go to the hospital and apologize to everyone, then go to jail for the rest of his life.\"

Read more here.

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HuffPost's Catherine Pearson reports:

Joe Corkery and his wife sat their 4-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter down Monday night to tell them about the Boston Marathon bombing earlier that day. They hadn't wanted to, but were worried...Read More"},{"id":"211","created":"04/19/2013 6:22 PM EDT","title":"Police Investigation At Rhode Island House Confirmed","tweet_link":"211_police-investigation-at-rhode-island-house-confirmed","entry_text":"

Local police in Rhode Island have confirmed that the state police has been investigating a North Kingstown house believed to be the residence of the relatives of the wife of deceased bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, North Kingstown Patch reports.

Read more

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Local police in Rhode Island have confirmed that the state police has been investigating a North Kingstown house believed to be the residence of the relatives of the wife of deceased bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Read More"},{"id":"210","created":"04/19/2013 6:17 PM EDT","title":"Roundup Of Quotes","tweet_link":"210_roundup-of-quotes","entry_text":"

Col.Timothy Alben Mass State Police:

\"We don't have an apprehension of our suspect this afternoon but we will have one, we are committed to that.\"

\"We went throughout about 20 streets door to door with our tactical teams to ensure that everyone was safe in their homes.\"

\"We've also followed a number of leads this afternoon that have taken us in various places in eastern Massachusetts and none of those leads have been fruitful to this point. There is much left be done.\"

\"We are going to draw back our tactical teams but the state police will be providing additional patrols to the town of Watertown over the next 2-3 days.\"

Additional 10 state police patrols augmenting the Watertown police, 3 shifts a day through Monday. Complicated investigation being led by the FBI.

\"We are committed to seeing a conclusion to this case.\"

Gov Deval Patrick:

In light of the status of the investigation and the developments…stay indoor request is lifted.

\"We are asking the public to remain vigilant.\"

\"There is still a very dangerous individual who remains at large.\"

Mayor Thomas Menino:

\"We have a lot of leads out there, we ask the public to continue to cooperate with us.\"

\"Boston will stand tall, we'll never stand down.\"

Ed Deveau, Watertown Police Chief:

\"We're going to continue to move forward as a community, I can't thank the Watertown community enough for what you've done, your strength.\"

There is a photograph of our subject that has been widely distributed, I want to remind the public that it's there. Do not take action on your own, dial 911. Send to FBI tip line: 1-800-Call-FBI.

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Col.Timothy Alben Mass State Police:

\"We don't have an apprehension of our suspect this afternoon but we will have one, we are committed to that.\"

\"We went throughout about 20 streets door to door with our tactical teams to ensure that ever...Read More"},{"id":"209","created":"04/19/2013 6:15 PM EDT","title":"Armed Robbery Clarification","tweet_link":"209_armed-robbery-clarification","entry_text":"

Authorities now believe the suspects in the bombing were not involved in the 7/11 robbery.

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Authorities now believe the suspects in the bombing were not involved in the 7/11 robbery.

"},{"id":"208","created":"04/19/2013 6:11 PM EDT","title":"Watertown Crime Scene","tweet_link":"208_watertown-crime-scene","entry_text":"

At the press conference, authorities said the crime scene in Watertown would be open for at least a few more hours.

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At the press conference, authorities said the crime scene in Watertown would be open for at least a few more hours.

"},{"id":"207","created":"04/19/2013 6:09 PM EDT","title":"More Presser Quotes","tweet_link":"207_more-presser-quotes","entry_text":"

The T public transit system will be reopened, according to Gov. Deval Patrick

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The T public transit system will be reopened, according to Gov. Deval Patrick

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