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Bryan Preston


April 19, 2013 - 3:33 pm

During a press conference this afternoon, authorities lifted the lockdown that had been in place across Boston all day. Police indicated that 8 hours of searching had proved “fruitless,” and said that they had no information on Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s current whereabouts. They do believe that he is still in Massachusetts.

Police did clear up one mystery. The brothers, it turns out, did not rob a 7-11 last night as has been widely reported. They were in the convenience store when it was robbed, by some unknown third party not believed to be connected to the bombers at all. Following that, they carjacked the Mercedes with the “COEXIST” bumper sticker on the back, kept the owner of it with them for a half hour before releasing him unharmed, and then got into the bomb and firefight with police that resulted in the older brother’s death. Police today said that the younger brother fled “on foot,” conflicting with other reports that he ran over his brother with the stolen car as he escaped. A photo of Tamerlan’s body has shown up online, which does show extensive wounding, but does not rule in or out whether he was run over by a car.

Despite thousands of law enforcement and intelligence officials converging on the Boston area to hunt the bombers down, using aircraft and ground military vehicles and technology, the 19-year-old managed to survive the battle and give them all the slip. It is still unknown whether the two and the bombs that they built and the weapons they procured were part of any larger conspiracy.

Update: Media now reporting 30 shots fired in Watertown. A woman called police after finding blood near a boat shed on her property. Police responded, shots fired, and “Suspect is down” was heard on police radio. Now a robot is being sent in to determine of any explosives are present.

Update: WFXT reporting that the suspect is still alive, hiding in a boat under its canopy. He is reportedly surrounded but not yet apprehended.

Update: 7:43 PM Central: Moments ago police on radio said “Suspect in custody, suspect in custody…We got him.” Police called for a medic to deal with Tsarnaev’s wounds. He has been taken alive. Other reports indicate that three college-aged males were taken into custody in this evening in connection with the Boston bombing.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Mark Furman on FOX rather credibly questioned the health of the younger brother if he was in fact present at the shootout. It is sheer speculation, but with the amount of gunfire and explosions involved in that shootout, that while the younger one may have fled on foot, he may have fled only far enough to lay down in the weeds and bleed out. Maybe the Boston cops need cadaver dogs rather than armored vehicles.
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A good appears the state police help properly ventilate him to accelerate that bleeding out process. Still alive so the 72 virgins will have to wait.

More interesting is the fact that the FBI looked at these guys two yrs ago and found no issues. "nothing to see here - move along" They didn't fit the reset narrative I suppose. What a mess.
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"they carjacked the Mercedes with the “COEXIST” bumper sticker on the back"

That's rich.
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