Boston bombings: Police in shoot out with gunmen outside Boston

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    Boston bombings: Police in shoot out with gunmen outside Boston

    Live coverage as police engage in a shoot out with heavily-armed gunmen in Watertown following hijacking in Cambridge.

    • Police engaged in shoot out in Watertown
    • Two "Middle-eastern" men hijack Mercedes
    • Police officer killed at MIT
    • FBI releases images of two suspected bombers
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    Link: Boston Marathon bombs: live - Telegraph
     
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    Is there a connection with the twin bombings ?
     
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    Looks like a white guy:

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    That is what the news article says: "Boston bombings"
     
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    Okay as of now, no connection established. But it is most probably connected. The two-men are middle eastern.

     
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    He is a police officer.

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    Shootings and chaos taking place at the campus of MIT as an officer loses his life after being shot multiple times. || Photo Credit Twitter.

    Read more: Watertown Shootout & Explosions At MIT In Leave 1 Police Officer Dead in (PHOTOS) | Global Grind

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    Latest update at OP link of Telegraph, UK:

     
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    One does not "throw" pressure cooker bombs. :fp:

     
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    You have a point. Those words were in quotes, i.e., someone must have reported so.
     
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    Conflicting and confusing:

    Source: Boston Marathon bombs: live - Telegraph
     
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    So its Islamic terrorism at work
     
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    Boston Globe reports 1 of the 2 Marathon Bombing suspects in custody, other one still at large.
     
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    Seems like its all very well connected.
    MIT Campus? uhoh!!
     
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    Chronology of events

    06.00 (01.00) BREAKING: We have a chaotic scene in Watertown, just outside Boston, where police are engaged in a serious gun battle with two men who are believed to have hijacked a Mercedes in Cambridge earlier on this evening. Officers are reporting coming under sustained fire and that the gunmen are using hand grenades.

    06.10 (01.10) This is a completely chaotic scene. Earlier tonight two "Middle-eastern-looking men with guns" hijacked a Mercedes in Cambridge. They drove to a petrol station where the victim of the car jacking was able to escape. Shortly afterwards there were reports of a shooting in Watertown, which suddenly escalated with reports of automatic gunfire and suspects using hand grenades.

    06.15 (01.15) It appears that one suspect has been injured and is in an ambulance. I've just spoken to our own Nick Allen who is on the scene in Watertown, as of a few minutes ago there was a suspect face down in the road with armed police training their guns on him. It's chaos and we're not sure what's happening but there has been a major shoot out in Waterown. Here are some of my Tweets from earlier:

    06.25 (01.25) I've been listening to the Boston Police Scanner. It sounds like the gun battle is over and both suspects are in custody. It should be stressed: at this stage we don't know if there's any connection between this shoot out and Monday's bombings

    06.27 (01.27) It's a very chaotic situation. There are hundreds of officers in Watertown, with confused reports that the second suspect may still be at large.



    06.32 (01.32) Police are now saying second suspect is still at large. CNN are running this picture of the man Nick Allen was describing a moment ago. It seems possible this man is not a suspect and was just detained by police as they arrived.

    06.37 (01.37) The situation is sounding calmer now but it's still not clear what's going on. Children's Hospital in Boston is in lockdown, according to the scanner, but it sounds like that was a precaution following a false report of shooting there.

    06.44 (01.44) Police are saying they do not have a second suspect in custody.

    06.45 (01.45) Cannot be stressed enough: we do not now if there's a connection between what's happening in Watertown, the killing of the MIT police officer earlier tonight and the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday. We simply don't know.

    06.58 (01.58) This picture isn't very clear but a local resident in Watertown says it shows a police car with shot out windows.

    07.10 (02.10) Police helicopters are circling overhead but complaining of poor visibility. "It's very soupy," say one pilot.

    07.15 (02.15) There are dozens of police officers on the scene backed by FBI and National Guard. Reporters on the scene have been told to power down their mobile phones to avoid accidentally tripping off any possible explosives.

    07.30 (02.30) The Boston Globe is reporting that one of the Marathon bomb suspects is in custody, the other remains at large:

    07.35 (02.35) At 2am local time, the FBI released additional photographs of the two Boston marathon suspects. These ones are somewhat clearer and more face-on. When the FBI released last night's photos, the website crashed immediately.

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    07.51 (02.51) CNN says the suspect has been naked and being questioned at the scene. Presumably he's naked to make sure he wasn't carrying explosives.
    07.45 (02.45) Earlier a high res photograph of one of the suspected bombers (he in the white cap) emerged and was verified by the New York Times. You can clearly see him walking away from the blast, while others are running. He doesn't appear to have his backpack on either.

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    The suspect appears in the far left of the photograph wearing a white. He is circled in red. (Photo: David Green)

    07.38 (02.38) The man pictured on the ground earlier (06.32) is understood not to be a suspect and just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    07.35 (02.35) At 2am local time, the FBI released additional photographs of the two Boston marathon suspects. These ones are somewhat clearer and more face-on. When the FBI released last night's photos, the website crashed immediately.

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    Link: Boston Marathon bombs: live - Telegraph
     
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    @asianobserve, do they still look like South Asians? It is true though, that there are people like that who are South Asians, but not the majority. Won't you agree?
     
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