Richi Jennings

Twitterwatch LIVE: On the ground in #Watertown, nr. Boston

April 19, 2013 6:22 AM EDT

Something a little different today: I'm glued to Twitter, watching events unfold in Boston's Watertown surburb. Watch along with me, as I curate the story in tweets from people on the ground...

[If you're just joining us, go to Page 2 and read from the bottom up; all timestamps GMT-1, 5 hours ahead of Eastern; apologies in advance for any bad language that slips through]

 

evelynsarah10:35pm via Web

wondering what the #NRA position is on #IED#boston #watertown

lookupfolks10:34pm via Twitter for iPad

@suhrmesa Watertown is a "no gun" town. Bet they ALL wish they had a gun in their homes now.

XRayCollins10:30pm via TweetDeck

The #bostonmarathon Bombers looked too confident. They must have viewed a previous marathon and studied the security. @msnbc

Rays_Al_Ghul10:30pm via Web

Not sure if Boston Marathon bomber or guy who played kick-ass. #Watertown

stoolpresidente10:29pm via HootSuite

The work cops are doing is unreal. UNREAL.

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MichaelSkolnik10:28pm via TweetDeck

"Neither guy in custody is suspect 2, but one more still in residence "

MichaelSkolnik10:27pm via TweetDeck

A subject was taken into custody. Identity not confirmed.

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ChristyLynnLSU10:22pm via Web

Not confirmed that it's him. 2 males and 1 female cuffed. #Boston #Watertown

KatyStrssRelief10:14pm via Twitter for Android

Basically @J_tsar is the needle and #Watertownis the haystack.

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Zanebunny10:14pm via Twitter for iPhone

Police are putting too much attention to Watertown. This guy must be far away by now

glaimer10:13pm via Twitter for BlackBerry®

How bout if the news isn't a 100% sure about something, they shouldn't make **** up and just say "we don't know anything" #BostonMarathon

Thedodgeretort10:00pm via HootSuite

It Wasn't Sunil Tripathi: The Anatomy of a Misinformation Disaster. ow.ly/keWcv#BostonMarathon Wrong names spread like wildfire.

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HDutchess249:52pm via Twitter for Android

#CNN, please stop using the #BostonMarathonterrorists' names. You are giving them glory for their atrocities

DTurley9:51pm via Tweetbot for iOS

If I have learned anything from the#BostonMarathon disaster it is that all traditional media outlets are completely worthless. @CNN@nypost

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HutJuchti9:47pm via Web

Wow! Suspect`s mother talks on tv like nothing happened. Her oldest son just died but she gives an interview. lol #bostonmarathon #watertown

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PeriodistaOrtiz9:47pm via Web

#BOSTONMARATHON Suspects' mother via phone: "HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN? THIS IS A SETUP!" reports @CNN.

hitsuzinouta9:45pm via Tweet Button

ボストンの住人は何をして過ごしているのか?という質問に対して
「ニュースやツイッターを常に見ている」という人もいれば、
「シャーロックホームズを読んだ。家に居るのは退屈」という人まで、様々です。
gu.com/p/3f94v/tw

YourAnonNews9:37pm via TweetDeck

This #manhunt has been brought to you by Honda.

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politics_1239:36pm via txt

@911BUFF: RIGHT NOW - 7 MORE BOMBS RECOVERED WHILE SEARCHING FOR SECOND SUSPECT. SOME AT HOUSE IN CAMBRIDGE AND SOME IN WATERTOWN. NBC.

YourAnonNews9:33pm via TweetDeck

First they were looking for a Honda CRV, then a Civic, now an Odyssey.

lindsayk159:20pm via Twitter for iPhone

“A message to the Boston Marathon bomber still on the loose... 
#BostonMarathon #Manhuntpic.twitter.com/qvo4JnYcQw

SamZComedy9:19pm via Twitter for iPhone

Just curious, has the CIA and/or FBI checked the local wrestling gyms? Apparently he was into that... @cnnbrk @CNN #manhunt #Watertown

The_Firkins9:19pm via Twitter for iPhone

Anyone else think the dad radicalized the older son? #watertown #bostonterror #BostonMarathon

peachy_tweets6:10pm via Twitter for iPad

Living in a ghost town right now You can run but you can't hide #wewillfindyou #bostonstrong#prayforboston

go_hammm6:10pm via Web

sorry bro you pick the wrong city to mess with#massholes #BostonStrong

lkw7256:10pm via Twitter for iPhone

To think a 19 year old has shut our city down and brought so much fear into our lives. We will find him.#BostonStrong

AFSP_OR6:09pm via HootSuite

RT @800273TALK: Need counseling after the#BostonMarathon? @distressline is here 24/7 to offer free counseling & support. 1-800-985-5990.

ericylai6:08pm via HootSuite

@richi @kmingis Really great work you guys...

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ODitor6:05pm via Web

Sigh. RT @morisy Originally said ‘Evacuated’. Oops. “@fox25news: CORRECTION: White House situation room was activated. #bostonmarathon

MichaelSkolnik5:58pm via TweetDeck

But I should cut @fox25news some slack. It has been a long week. Honest mistake.

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fox25news5:55pm via TweetDeck

We've got evactuation on the brain. #itsbeenalongweek

 
YourAnonNews5:55pm via TweetDeck

Dear @BostonChildrens why did you force employees to take their vacation time when they have no choice to even leave their homes?

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fox25news5:54pm via TweetDeck

CORRECTION: White House situation room was activated. #bostonmarathon

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JackalAnon5:54pm via TweetDeck

They're going door to door checking homes... without warrants.

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thebenwhitehead5:54pm via Web

I hope they stop calling this a manhunt. He is no man. He is a coward. Call it what it is. #CowardHunt#BostonStrong #BPD

MichaelSkolnik5:53pm via TweetDeck

major mistake from @fox25news. The White House situation room has been activated. Meaning there is a meeting in it. #Phew

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acarvin5:44pm via TweetDeck

I've backed up all of @J_tsar's tweets and giving them a read. First impression: Chechen teen who likes hip hop, hanging out and partying.

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MichaelSkolnik5:44pm via TweetDeck

Sec.of State John Kerry, Def.Secretary Chuck Hagel,& CIA Director John Brennan are meeting now at the WhiteHouse, according to a WH staffer.

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PGA275:42pm via Web

the apocalypse? @SamWalkerOBX: Closer look at the iridescent cloud over #OBX right now @ChrisMottram@wxbrad pic.twitter.com/JKMrJTnuvg

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VictSolomon5:41pm via HootSuite

I need sangria. And a burrito. How.

SierraSez5:39pm via Twitter for iPhone

My childhood was spent visiting Norfolk St in Cambridge. My grandmother lived there for decades.#home #boston #BostonStrong

DanielAdams865:39pm via Twitter for iPhone

Detonation to be done on Norfolk Ave to make sure house is safe. Sounds precautionary.

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stealfinder5:38pm via HootSuite

Sickening. RT @dkiesow: .@CNN is claiming this is the real account for suspect #2: dmk.im/Z5ya75Confirmed with friends.

taylordobbs5:38pm via Web

"We've got several other new leads that just developed in the last few minutes and we're working on that."

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fox25news5:37pm via TweetDeck

New leads have developed in last few minutes.

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jessbidgood5:37pm via Twitter for iPhone

Controlled explosion coming this afternoon in Cambridge, say state police.

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YourAnonNews5:36pm via TweetDeck

#Breaking: CNN may or may not have been bought out by FOX, more info to come.

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juliehallboston5:35pm via Twitter for iPhone

Poor #mumbles. He loves this city like we do. Hate that this is how his last term ends. Tho glad he's still in versus some newbie

universalhub5:33pm via TweetDeck

RT @giancasimiro: Did anyone else's RCN just die? Arlington area // Still up here in Roslindale

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BostonGlobe5:33pm via HootSuite

Gov. Patrick: Thanks members of public for respecting orders to stay indoors.

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EmilyWCVB5:32pm via Twitter for iPhone

The governor's security detail all wearing bullet proof vests at the press conference here at command post.#WCVB

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SchwartzHub5:32pm via Twitter for iPhone

Looks like three SUVs carrying FBI Evidence Response Team just rolled in toward Norfolk St.pic.twitter.com/zwsp3O0fAJ

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PatchouliW5:30pm via Twitter for Android

@richi so it's a good thing i followed you when you were only IT famous.

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ChrisVillani445:29pm via TweetDeck

The full press conference from the uncle, powerful stuff: deadsp.in/Zxrsp7 via @Deadpsin

DanielAdams865:27pm via Twitter for iPhone

Adding to the list of far-flung agencies responding to Watertown is NH state police; just drove up in large armored vehicle.

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Meaghz5:26pm via Twitter for iPhone

So exhausted and stressed watching this news coverage- I need to step away from it, but I can't#Boston

DanielAdams865:23pm via Twitter for iPhone

.@KevinBolden good point. No effort is being spared. The amount of officers here is staggering. Seen units from Nashua, Peabody, Lowell etc

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KevinBolden5:19pm via Twitter for iPhone

@DanielAdams86 very serious man hunt up there. Very rare does the military assist with law enforcement and suspect searches.

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YourAnonNews5:18pm via TweetDeck

Digital sign on Boston highway -pic.twitter.com/9o6FwAjorp

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PGA275:18pm via Web

Hate to say it and hope I'm wrong but I fear this suspect2 is long gone from the area

brianjdamico5:16pm via TweetDeck

Might be Metro MOP motorcycle unit RT @choley: Lots of this downtown. Intersection of Causeway and Lomasney. #boston pic.twitter.com/9LtXo1HI93

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culturejunkie5:14pm via HootSuite

So, there are now 2 helicopters hovering over us in Charlestown...

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Mister_Wang5:13pm via Web

lol at people ripping CNN apart for focusing on trivial details and then RTing links about the bomber's real Twitter account being found

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Cyber_War_News5:12pm via TweetDeck

Scary to see the american army out in boston right now#watertown

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DanielAdams865:11pm via Camera on iOS

Black helicopter appeared to land on other side of mall building. Staties now marching out. One copter still in air. pic.twitter.com/Gz1yuhs0Of

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AtwaterWCVB5:11pm via Twitter for iPhone

Family of officer killed:Our only solace is that Sean died bravely doing what he committed his life to - serving and protecting others #WCVB

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EmilyWCVB5:10pm via Twitter for iPhone

2 helicopters look to be military just flew over the command post; one is landing just behind the building we are staged at. #WCVB

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DanielAdams865:09pm via Camera on iOS

Two black helicopters circling media area at arsenal mall. LANDING NOW pic.twitter.com/WRkzGwZzFs

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SeanKellyTV5:08pm via Echofon

Military helicopters just flew over Watertown area.

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KingEllis5:08pm via Web

@MrJohnnyHolmes @JohnR_FMF "There is a jumper on the bridge. It might not be a jumper, it might be a sweater vest." -CNN

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susantran5:07pm via Echofon

RT @7News: Officer Donohue - injured in shootout - stabilized, had surgery Friday morning. #7News#BostonMarathon pic.twitter.com/gE9eM9Z58s

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lchechette5:06pm via TweetDeck

Love it! RT @BuzzFeedNews: Select @DunkinDonutsin Boston are open to take care of the needs of law enforcement.

NoelFisher5:06pm via Twitter for iPad

I hear an ice cream truck outside right now on Park Drive in Fenway

MichaelSkolnik5:05pm via TweetDeck

still got robots on top of him looking for bomb --> RT @tonymbove: @MichaelSkolnik Where is the old guy you keep talking about??

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mvarmazis5:05pm via Tweetbot for iOS

I can hear my neighbors in other buildings listening to the Boston police scanner.

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SeanKellyTV5:05pm via Echofon

From Watertown: Relatively quiet for last 30 mins. Police still dealing with tense situation not tied to bomber. Search goes on.

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PGA275:03pm via Web

Sounds like robot man is all clear, sounds like a diversion, planned or not, suspect2 is now probably further away

brianjdamico5:02pm via TweetDeck

Sounds like New Hampshire State Police SWAT is en route to assist in Watertown.

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YourAnonNews5:01pm via TweetDeck

.@wusa9 just leaked the address (d0xed) of the "suspects" uncle house live on tv. You just made them a target. Insanely irresponsible.

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NoelFisher5:01pm via Twitter for iPad

Saw people outside walking and laughing. They're either oblivious or stupid.

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BostonGlobe5:00pm via HootSuite

RT @EvanMAllen: I've never seen so many rifles drawn in a suburban area in my life. MSP said they're MNP 15 semi automatics.

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VictSolomon4:59pm via HootSuite

Is the lockdown still in effect? Just woke up from a nap and of course News outlets are not really helping.

MichaelSkolnik4:59pm via TweetDeck

There are 9000-10,000 law enforcement personnel trying to find one guy right now. #ManHunt

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MelrosePatch4:56pm via Web

Hearing word that there are some power outages in Malden. Any Melrosians currently without power? —MO

courtney_boston4:56pm via Web

Photo essay on bombing suspect by BU student. Chilling in hindsight: nppa.org/node/60950

janeroper4:55pm via Twitter for iPhone

Power out in Medford (where we live) Malden and Everett. Anywhere else? Coincidence? #Boston

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NoelFisher4:52pm via Twitter for iPad

Took the dog outside for a minute and the feeling outside is eerie. Made me want to go right back in. Really warm out there though.

ChrisVillani444:52pm via TweetDeck

Another important point from the uncle, these individuals do not represent the larger ethic or religious groups to which they may belong

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PGA274:50pm via Web

FOUR robots working on old dude still right now...

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EmilyWCVB4:50pm via Twitter for iPhone

Suspects' uncle lives in Baltimore; says somebody radicalized his nephews but it wasn't his brother.#WCVB

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MichaelSkolnik4:49pm via TweetDeck

Chechnya president: "You must look for the roots of their evil in America"

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dennehypr4:49pm via AP Mobile on iOS

Boston bombing suspect's uncle: `Turn yourself in, and ask forgiveness' from the victims. (from @AP)

DanielAdams864:47pm via Twitter for iPhone

@loveofscience heard reports of a flurry of police activity down arsenal from press area. not related to suspect 2. IDK if there was arrest

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lindstucker4:45pm via Twitter for iPhone

And so it begins. #losers RT@HuffingtonPost: GOP senator ties bombings to immigration reformhuff.to/17wfeh6

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ChrisVillani444:42pm via TweetDeck

The suspect's uncle seems like an absolute standup guy, good for him

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MichaelSkolnik4:42pm via TweetDeck

Putin sends condolences to Obama Russia condemns barbaric crime says fight against terrorism requires global coordination (@mitchellreports)

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BostonGlobe4:42pm via HootSuite

MT @martinepowers: First time in recent memory that the T has ever been shut down for anything other than weather. Not even on 9/11.

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universalhub4:40pm via TweetDeck

Chechen president's kind of an asshole is.gd/A3QSKn

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susantran4:37pm via Echofon

Wow! RT @jaysvoboda: Arsenal Mall in Watertown. It's closed. Lot's full. Of police. Wow.pic.twitter.com/Mu2FveQlRG

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Sivitary4:36pm via Tweet Button

Twitterwatch LIVE: On the ground in #Watertown, nr. Boston shar.es/JlYIC via @Computerworld

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PGA274:33pm via Web

Meanwhile the suspect2 that everyone is supposed to be looking for just got farther away after that last guy was arrested by robots

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susantran4:33pm via Echofon

There was a piece of evidence removed that looked like a silver lid. Didn't look mangled. Quickly placed in van. #Watertown

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MelrosePatch4:33pm via Web

Please RT: Melrose kids to sell lemonade from 2-4 p.m. today to support victims of the #Boston Marathon bombings: patch.com/A-3KZ3 —MO

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ScottKirsner4:29pm via TweetDeck

And they say there is no manufacturing in Mass.! SWAT team armored vehicles are made in Pittsfield, by LENCO - swattrucks.com/about.aspx

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PGA274:27pm via Web

An "Arab" is looking out of window now reportedly

jessbidgood4:26pm via Twitter for iPhone

I was just commenting on my increasingly epic sunburn and a lovely journalist from Japan's Fuji TV offered me hers.

YourAnonNews4:26pm via GroupTweet

Friends of the brothers suspected of the #Bostonbombings say that they had no anger against the US.#Watertown via @AJELive

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SchwartzHub4:25pm via Twitter for iPhone

People waiting on the street in Cambridge.pic.twitter.com/7dCP2ozaJU

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PGA274:25pm via Web

suspects uncle talking on msnbc right now, rather aggressively

juliehallboston4:23pm via Twitter for iPhone

This uncle scares the bejesus out if me too.

MichaelSkolnik4:23pm via TweetDeck

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, former high school of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

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susantran4:17pm via Echofon

Firetruck rolled onto #LaurelSt. Thought mayb controlled detonation. Hearing ladder need 2 collect evidence from roof twitpic.com/ckg8g5

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PGA274:14pm via Web

robot taking off this other guys jacket now, said to have a switch or something in his hand

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YourAnonNews4:14pm via Sprout Social

US Capitol Police have evacuated the Capitol Visitors Center after a report of a suspicious package:twitter.com/EamonJavers/st…

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KO_Reporter4:13pm via HootSuite

RT @davharris A must read: @BridgeBlogger blogs about his interactions with #bostonmarathon suspectswickedlocal.com/cambridge/blog… …

PGA274:11pm via Web

How far behind is CNN now?

PGA274:07pm via Web

@SpaceIndaver unbelievable right? May have just been a drunk or something acting suspiciously

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YourAnonNews4:06pm via GroupTweet

Cop to NBC reporter:"if you knew what was going on, you wouldn't be standing here right now."#watertown#manhunt #Boston via @CIApressoffice

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YourAnonNews4:00pm via Sprout Social

#Watertown: Suspect 2 is not in custody. Police had engaged a suspicious individual they believed could have been holding an IED.

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PGA273:59pm via Web

Did guy on CNN seriously just say the suspect didn't plan the escape very well? There's 1000 officers looking for him, no idea where he is!

PGA273:56pm via Web

Some idiot with something in his hand, officers were concerned, rightly so, but it was some other idiot

taylordobbs3:54pm via Web

via @AzSulaiman, the names we should remember: Sean Collier, Lingzi Lu, Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell

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juliehallboston3:54pm via Twitter for iPhone

Am Ex Corp Travel lady just laughed at me when I said I'm trying to get from NYC to Boston today.She said "Ma'am are you near a television?"

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MichaelSkolnik3:53pm via TweetDeck

A dead man's switch is a switch that is automatically operated in case the human operator becomes incapacitated, such as through death.

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MichaelSkolnik3:51pm via TweetDeck

however, this old guy they believe has a device (bomb) on him and they are waiting for bomb squad.

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MichaelSkolnik3:51pm via TweetDeck

"this is not the suspect we are looking for."

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YourAnonNews3:49pm via Sprout Social

#Watertown "Affirmitive, sir. He's in handcuffs."

 

 

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