Two suspects One suspect caught and killed. Names are Tamerlan Mike Mulugeta and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sunil Tripathi. Tamerlan is dead. An MIT police officer was shot and killed on campus. More details that show the confusion leading up to the endgame from this scanner summary on Reddit. As well as Part 2.
EDIT 1:39 EST: WCVB reports one suspect is at large!
EDIT 1:41 EST: Reports of first officer down has died of his wounds (death toll: 2)
EDIT 1:42 EST: Reports of explosion at Harvard Quad.
EDIT 1:42 EST: Second suspect not in custody from radio! Be safe all!!
EDIT 1:44 EST: Children’s Hospital clear. No shots fired there.
EDIT 1:46 EST: Explosion heard was from bomb squad.
EDIT 1:47 EST: Backpacks left on Laurel St.
EDIT 1:48 EST: News about Harvard Quad bomb seems to be fake. No bomb confirmed there.
EDIT 1:55 EST: Second suspect middle eastern looking, clean shaven, male with blue jacket with a “christmas style” hat.
EDIT 1:56 EST: My inbox is flooded with “Fuck the Mods”
posts. Please, not now. Come back with hate in a few hours. For now,
only news. Hate them in another thread.
EDIT 1:57 EST: The Christmas hat is a beenie.
EDIT 1:58 EST: MIT update: Suspect from there is no longer on campus. Right now, these are two different incidents and not related.
EDIT 1:58 EST: Suspect who was laying on the ground was released and is walking home. Taken in from confusion.
EDIT 2:00 EST: Reports of a “code black” at Auburn Hospital. Nothing confirmed.
According to Wikipedia, Tripathi is a “Hindu Brahmin surname found mostly in the northern and central parts of India and Nepal.” Mulugeta is an Ethiopian name. It looks as if they were both recent immigrants to the USA, within the last year, but if they were Muslims, they would appear to have been converts. CORRECTION: The Tsarnaev brothers appear to be Muslims of Chechen descent.
UPDATE: NBC says Tripathi is not suspect. Police searching Watertown area for Suspect 2.
UPDATE 2: Watertown Twitter feed.
UPDATE 3: “To recap: One marathon suspect killed. The other at-large and dangerous. If you live in Boston, stay indoors.”
UPDATE 4: The guy in the white hat to the left of the picture appears to be the man for whom the SWAT team is looking. The AP reports his name is Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, thereby dashing once more the hopes of progressives who fearfully fantasize about white Christian terrorists.
UPDATE 5: Glenn Reynolds notes: “Several readers comment that there are probably quite a few people in
the Watertown area who wish they had a gun right about now.”
UPDATE 6: Zerohedge posts an interview with an MMA guy who trained with Tamerlan: “About four or five years ago, I was working full-time as a project
manager and in my off time, I was training at a mixed martial arts gym
in Boston. Tamerlan wasn’t part of our gym, but he was training for the
golden gloves boxing championship. I remember that he would come in to
work with some of our boxers and worked with us. That is where I
remember him from. When I woke up this morning and saw his name and his
picture on the news, I immediately recognized him. He seemed
like a really nice guy, to himself and a little bit arrogant and cocky,
but he helped people at the gym all the time with their boxing and was
friendly with everyone. It’s a complete shock.”
His girlfriend was attractive and supposedly converted to Islam, presumably on his behalf. It looks like he might have met her at one gym or another.
UPDATE 7: The Telegraph has a detailed summary, including lots of pictures related to the incidents.