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Old 19th Apr 2013, 11:06
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Boy... Way to set up the tin foil hat brigade...

A few days ago these two were, purportedly, bombing the Boston Marathon after some serious planning for the event. Today they are robbing a 7/11, hijacking a car and letting the occupant go, unharmed, at a gas station...

If I owned a tin foil hat I'd be tempted to dust it off...

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Old 19th Apr 2013, 11:10
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Another scanner link here as I couldn't get that other link to work.
Boston Police, Fire and EMS Live Audio Feed
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Old 19th Apr 2013, 11:14
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AA, you probably have access to better peanut butter than I do; mind sending a jar over? My TFH might not be adequate!
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Old 19th Apr 2013, 11:19
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El G, not sure how tightly you can shut down a 26 mile route in a city.
Which is probably what they learned from the excercise !

From what I understand the security was beefier at the start and the finish.
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Old 19th Apr 2013, 11:19
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That Link doesn't seem to be working Chris
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Old 19th Apr 2013, 11:21
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Boston mass transit closed, universities closed. Watertown businesses closed.

Compelling listening here to Boston police....
Boston Police, Fire and EMS Scanner - Boston, MA - Listen Online

Reminds me of the time in london on 7/7 when there was a bomber on the run

Looks like they may have just got him in back of taxi....! breathless cop being asked to confirm he has the right guy...
Edit.. apparently not!

Possibly a million listening these scaneer feeds!
"Bearcat" is an armoured vehicle..anyone know what a "brick assett" is?


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Old 19th Apr 2013, 11:26
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http://http://tunein.com/radio/Bosto...anner-s146109/

This one working fine for me.

Quite amazing really !
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Old 19th Apr 2013, 11:26
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There are some people posting in this thread that I really hope are not the flight crew on my next trip. I will not feel safe with them if they are in command. On the other hand, if they want to position themselves in every major city and pounce on anyone and everyone with a backpack, then I wish you luck. You'll need it.
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Old 19th Apr 2013, 11:30
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I think the links are working, just takes some time for them to get established.

mjb - PPRuNe ahead of the game again, I see Mark Mardell's tweets (BBC) are well behind what you are quoting!
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Old 19th Apr 2013, 11:39
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in every major city and pounce on anyone and everyone with a backpack, then I wish you luck. You'll need it.
Anyone wearing a backpack in Boston this morning should expect some attention...

See-through plastic bags became fashionable following 7/7 when the bomber was on the run.

Twitter feed here has a collection of tweets from locals including video (sound mainly) of the shootout and a tweet from the police chief(!) stating the 1st bomber was deceased.....

https://twitter.com/meetmarshall10/boston-tweeps


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Old 19th Apr 2013, 11:41
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AP stating that the Boston suspects were from Russia, near Chechnya. [my bold]

They are not stating that they were Chechnyan, so not sure what the mentioning of "near Chechnya" implies.

Surviving suspect identified [by AP] as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass.

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Old 19th Apr 2013, 11:46
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The scanner link I posted still works but takes a minute or so to start after clicking the play icon..
Metar for Logan is mist and 1 mile vis. If Watertown is higher vis could be less.
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Old 19th Apr 2013, 11:46
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mjb - PPRuNe ahead of the game again, I see Mark Mardell's tweets (BBC) are well behind what you are quoting!
This is a landmark incident with public using social media pouring over the images of the blast before the FBI get a look in....and now live reports from citizen journalists.

Not all accurate of course! but a sense of reality that is not dramatised by media presentation. Given time, the public will LEARN to be critical of such info.
It is not editorialised and in the power of of one or two powerful companies!

Latest is that the two are brothers and are Chechnyan, one on the run is aged 19.

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Old 19th Apr 2013, 12:27
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AP stating that the Boston suspects were from Russia, near Chechnya. [my bold]

They are not stating that they were Chechnyan, so not sure what the mentioning of "near Chechnya" implies.

Surviving suspect identified [by AP] as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass.
Tsarnaev sounds Slavic, could be Russian. Dzhokhar is nor Slavic, sounds Chechen.
 
Old 19th Apr 2013, 12:51
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I wonder if in future the FBI / Police or whatever at the very beginning
of an incident like this will now come out and say that what the Official
channels of information are - which web site, which twitter feed,
which facebook page.

And hold more regular briefings - with the objective of stopping
the wild media speculation.

Will be interesting to see if they change the MO.
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Old 19th Apr 2013, 12:55
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Wow, that is really left-field if true. Even the most whacky guesses as to the identity of the (suspected) bombers didn't even come close.

Time will hopefully tell as to why they hung around and didn't leave the city or country.
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Old 19th Apr 2013, 13:01
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Time will hopefully tell as to why they hung around
And why they killed the policeman and robbed the store.

If they were robbers, why did they bomb?
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Old 19th Apr 2013, 13:03
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Is Tamerian Tsarnaev the same Tamerian Tsarnaev who had this YouTube playlist?

Tamerlan Tsarnaev - YouTube

4 parts: one of which is Islam and another is Terrorism.

Gee. What a dead ringer for the security forces! A Chechen with interests like that. Who'da thunk that somebody like that would be allowed to place his bomb(s) so easily?

Something rather strange about those merceneries(?) with the black rucksacks and the uniform with the Death's Head emblem. They don't seem to have been very useful in preventing the bombings.

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Old 19th Apr 2013, 13:04
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Witness to the gunfight, "The gunfire went on for 10 or 15 minutes ...."
There won't be much left to identify then.
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Old 19th Apr 2013, 13:07
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Originally Posted by Low Flier View Post
Is Tamerian Tsarnaev the same Tamerian Tsarnaev who had this YouTube playlist?

Tamerlan Tsarnaev - YouTube

4 parts: one of which is Islam and another is Terrorism.

Gee. What a dead ringer for the security forces! A Chechen with interests like that. Who'da thunk that somebody like that would be allowed to place his bomb(s) so easily?
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