Skip to comments.MIT: Shooter On Loose; Officer Down
Posted on 04/18/2013 8:22:45 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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Thanks for the bump.
Same thing here...out cold. Did lay there and listen to the briefing and noticed that none of the speakers did the liberal politicized thanking of the president thing that I heard. A refreshing change IMHO. I guess Elizabeth Warren did not get the smoke signal to be at the pow wow....lol.
I am astonished the perp is alive! I pray we can get to the bottom of the whole thing.
Here you go... Guy on MSNBC that announced yesterday they were Turkey (and/or) Czech nationals must have got his info from a blog. (re the thread linked below) He was reading from notes when he said it live on TV. I was repeating what they said on MSNBC at the time.
Here is an article I think you’all will be interested in
The other night I jumped between this thread and this tweeter - Seth Mnookin
How times have changed from the olden days reading FR on dial-up. You guys did a great job!
Thank you for the link and all of your hard work in the thread. I will check it out. Watching the Glenn Beck radio program right now from Friday.i highly recommend my fellow FReepers watch it. It is time to wake back up to the Islamists in our midst. Most Freepers know full well what is going on, but this program is must see IMHO.
How in the world did two perps haul and load all of the pipe and pressure cooker bombs and weapons into a hijacked vehicle--after robbing a convenience store and killing a cop? Bombs which were subsequently tossed out of the vehicle during the ensuing police chase?
I’ve wondered all along that the person driving that car was a friend or an acquaintance of the brothers. You hear nothing about the owner of that car.
1. He wasn't killed.
2. Conflicting stories about whether they let him go, or he escaped at the gas station.
3. The perps used his debit card to get cash (apparently after he was out of the vehicle).
Interesting map. How did the perps get from point 2(killing the MIT cop) to the place where they hijack the Mercedes? Looks like a good distance. Did they ditch the car they had near where they hijacked the Mercedes? Have the cops located that car? If they had their own car leading into the hijacked car, they could have quickly loaded the arsenal from original car to hijacked SUV.
Authorities said after the shooting, the two men rode off
in a stolen police vehicle, then carjacked a man in a
Multiple stories describe the MIT cop was found in his vehicle. If this story is accurate, whose police car did they steal? This is getting more confusing.
That is a really good question, FRiend. I don't know. I admit that part of the saga is where I'm most fuzzy.
I just learned - via another FR post - that the #2 perp went to an ATM and got $800 from the carjack victim's account... first I had heard about that.
I heard they stopped at three ATM, but only one withdrawal was successful.
If we go back to your pic post #17 in this thread, I think we have our answer. He was not found in his car, he was lying dead in the street. Perhaps he was shot in his car, but he was not found there.
I could not look at it that night (just too timid) but did this morning and he bleed out right at that spot. The amount of blood on street tells the story.
What are your thoughts?
Interesting question. Did they have the stuff in more backpacks? Did they have help?
The MIT officer was shot point blank, they said his gun was still in the holster.
The story is that they did go to 3 different ATM’s.
Heard the theory that their getaway people failed to show up, which makes some sense.
There are definately more questions than answers here.
I still want to know more about the naked guy, they never talk about him anymore. Was he really just a poor sap who was at the wrong place at the wrong time?
And yes, I want to know who the car jacking victim is, what is the true story on that? Escaped vs let go -
However, multiple stories indicate Officer Collier was found dead in his vehicle near the location also described as the Mercedes carjacking.
Did the perps steal the MIT police car with mortally wounded Officer Collier in it and drive to the Stata Building location near Main and Vassar Sts, where they carjacked the Mercedes SUV?
Thank you for taking the time to locate those threads! I’ll be re-reading them all now. From a quick look, it seems that the one with the live reports from the guy in his apartment across the street is MIA. That thread, IIRC, started before there was any media report of the hostage crisis.
I read a story this morning about the poor chap who was thoroughly humiliated, forced to strip and lie face down in the road. It was definitely a case of wrong place, wrong time when LEO were stressed in the heat of the manhunt.
The naked guy was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. (He may have given the LEO some lip and...)
See this write-up written by someone on the scene
yes... during the shoot out you can see that at least one of them was photographed by the guy in the apartment who witnessed the shoot out. In the photograph you can see one of them wearing a backpack. It is huge. If I run across the photo I will post it.
Police are saying they shot the MIT cop in cold blood. They were carrying the backpacks with them at that time. Were they going to plant the bombs at the MIT? Did the MIT cop recognize them as the 2 bombers from the photos that were just released hours earlier?
my understanding is they did not rob the 7-11, that was an early report and was false. They were in the 7-11 but it was said they paid cash for what they bought.
Looking at the map posted in #2556, how did the perps get from point #2 to point #3 in less than 5 minutes while lugging huge backpacks full of explosives?
The younger kid picked up a auto from a body shop the day after the bombing. The body shop reported this. Maybe they had that body shop picked up auto with them. My guess is they were on campus with the big backpacks when the MIT cop stopped them. Maybe the got back into the body shop picked up auto they had with them and decided they better dump it and hi-jacked the Mercedes SUV.
Note.. the body shop auto was not done and was missing a bumper from it per the body shop owner. Kid still insisted he needed it and did not care it was not ready. They gave it to him unfinished.
if you can recal the name of the guy that was up in his apt over the street shootout I can probably find the backpack photo. His last name started with a K something like Kitz____.
I found the pix - will post it shortly
Sorry that might be a LEO in pix... there is a pix out there of the hi-jacked car with many backpacks laying on the ground but that does not answer your question.
Owner: Bombing suspect demanded his car back from shop on Tuesday
ugly ass auto... would stick out like a sore thumb!
Mercedes 1967 station wagon
I wonder where LEO located that vehicle. I seem to recall cops located the older brother’s car too. Don’t know where.
Thanks. One less thing to struggle over! lol
Thanks for the link. At least one loose end tied up!
Very interesting stuff here...another FReeper just shared it with me. I had not seen it before, nor have I seen it posted...
And, as is their fashion, they screwed it up pretty badly.
Not Turkey. Russia. Not Czech. Chechen.
See tag line...
Going back through the thread....wanted to give you kudos..first person to mention Chechens...good job!!
The Russian flag at one of the bomb spots could have been a clue ...
check these out...
After the fact, saturday, of course. I was referring to the beginning of this thread, when the chase began and we did not know the perps identity. Folks were wondering how the perps being described as middle eastern could look white or be jihadi islamists. The poster I gave kudos to was the first to say the terrorist could be Chechen in the thread during the shoot out.
adding this little tidbit about finding the shootout pressure cooker lid embedded in a car...
“We’re in a gunfight, a serious gunfight. Rounds are going and then all of the sudden they see something being thrown at them and there’s a huge explosion,” Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau said Saturday of the melee.
The chief said one of the explosives was the same type used during the Boston Marathon attack, and authorities later recovered a pressure cooker lid that had embedded in a car down the street. He said the suspects also tossed two grenades before Tamerlan ran out of ammunition and police tackled him.
Suspect 2: Sunil Tripathi.
Where did you get this info? I thought I heard it on the police scanner. I also thought that I posted the name when I heard it. Now, I can't find my post. I'm wondering if I was too tired to recall correctly. Or, I'm just plain stupid. ;)
I got it from caww.