I am sharing this persons Reddit posts and gives some good insight into what happened last night. Tom Clancy could not write a better story.
The following is a list of updates a Reddit user (JpDeathBlade) provided during listening to a live police scanner. It includes details of the
shootouts and carjacking. These were as it happened and seems to be more reliable than news media at the moment.
EDIT 11:26 EST: They have a photo of the alleged suspect.
EDIT 11:27 EST: Heard a Black Male in all black clothing.
EDIT 11:32 EST: NBC just reported the shots on TV. No new info there.
EDIT 11:33 EST: There was a robbery at a near by 7-11 (Dark Skin White Male 5'11' 200lbs, black top). Could be related?EDIT 11:40 EST: Woman reported
on the ground
screaming/crying. Male that was with her just walked away. [Unrelated,
EDIT 11:42 EST: Image from the scene. Warning blood.
EDIT 11:44 EST: Possible witness.
EDIT 11:47 EST: /u/philsmith24457 points out they mentioned a mini excavator [Unrelated]EDIT 11:59 EST: Reportedly a group of Black males. 1 in
a gray hoodie, in his early 20's, heavy set. 2 in black hoodies.
Firearms present. [Unrelated].
EDIT 12:04 EST: from /u/TheFightingFarsi : NBC Connecticut reporting MIT Officer has died. (grain of salt till for now)
EDIT 12:07 EST: MIT updated their emergency site with news. Police are searching the campus, stay indoors.
EDIT 12:12 EST: Removed links to emergency site to prevent Reddit DDoS. Thanks /u/Some-Internet-Guy
EDIT 12:13 EST: Boston Globe Editor confirms MIT officer death.
EDIT 12:16 EST: /u/TheFightingFarsi has more info on the MIT officer.
EDIT 12:17 EST: [Unrelated] Black male with grey hoodie put his firearm in the front pouch. Please stay inside tonight.EDIT 12:23 EST: It seems like
the MIT officer was the
only one involved as of right now. No students have been reported
harmed. Seems like a case of wrong place, wrong time. Will continue
updating if any new information comes up.
EDIT 12:26 EST: Dark Skin White Male from 11:33 was mentioned. He has a gotee.EDIT 12:28 EST: Black Mercedes SUV car-jacked in the
last 30 minutes. 2 Middel-Eastern males with firearms. PLEASE don't be
related to the bombings Q.Q License Plage - 137 NZ1
EDIT 12:30 EST: More images from MIT.
EDIT 12:32 EST: The filled up with gas, payed cash. Car took off to Harvard Square.
EDIT 12:32 EST: Car owner is fine, escaped while they were filling up.
EDIT 12:34 EST: MIT updated their emergency site again. Police continue to sweep the campus.
EDIT 12:35 EST: Driver of car-jacked Mercedes displayed firearm to police.
EDIT 12:38 EST: I was disconnected from the live feed.
EDIT 12:40 EST: I got the feed back.EDIT 12:41 EST: MIT updated their emergency site again.
The shooter remains at large, police continue to search the campus.
Please REMAIN INDOORS until further notice.EDIT 12:45 EST: /u/speedbreeze has a summary in
multiple languages. They have fact-checked info, where I relay what I am
hearing on the feed.
EDIT 12:47 EST: /u/sceptre886 mentioned the car stolen is a Mercedes ML-350. Tag number 137 NZ1
EDIT 12:49 EST: Shots fired in Cambridge. Shots and Explosions in Watertown.
EDIT 12:50 EST: Shots fired. Grenades spotted.
EDIT 12:51 EST: More shots, explosion. Grenade went off.
EDIT 12:55 EST: Officer down. Explosives at scene. 94 Spruce Street??
EDIT 12:56 EST: Reports of a stolen state police truck. Black, 4 door.
EDIT 12:57 EST: Second officer down. Hand Grenades...automatic weapons fired.
EDIT 12:58 EST: Spruce (sp?) and Lincoln
EDIT 1:00 EST: Dexter and Laural. Suspect injured. Explosives in the area.
EDIT 1:01 EST: Officers ordered back. Map of area thanks to /u/rm-rf_
EDIT 1:01 EST: Suspect is on foot.
EDIT 1:02 EST: /u/iBrave sent me another map
EDIT 1:03 EST: Bomb Squad on their way.
EDIT 1:05 EST: Officers asked to power off phones/leave them in the car to prevent explosions.
EDIT 1:06 EST: 2 explosives confirmed. One near down officer. Robot in area to diffuse.
EDIT 1:09 EST: Suspect car still in the area.
EDIT 1:09 EST: Parameter from unnamed source.
EDIT 1:10 EST: Watertown not answering phones. Suspect in ambulance, one at gun point.
EDIT 1:11 EST: OFFICER MISSING! [NVM, thank God]!
EDIT 1:11 EST: They are taking one of the suspects to Beth Israel (hospital). (Thanks /u/TheVacillate)
EDIT 1:12 EST: FBI on scene (thanks /u/bnjmn556)
EDIT 1:13 EST: Roll call to make sure everyone is okay/accounted for.
EDIT 1:17 EST: MIT updated their site: Suspect remains at large.
EDIT 1:19 EST: 2 in custody.
EDIT 1:19 EST: Another guy down?
EDIT 1:20 EST: Photos and Videos
EDIT 1:22 EST: Reports of suspect heavily armed in backyards.
EDIT 1:23 EST: MSP called for K9 unit.
EDIT 1:25 EST: May NOT have second suspect!!!
EDIT 1:26 EST: Reports of pressure cooker bombs!!!
EDIT 1:29 EST: Active shooter. audio noises
EDIT 1:29 EST: CNN has footage of suspect at gun point.
EDIT 1:30 EST: No report of an active shooter at this time. 40 police cars on their way to Watertown.
EDIT 1:32 EST: Second suspect reported to be in custody. No active shooters. No shots fired.
EDIT 1:33 EST *: Police are making people turning off their phones.*EDIT 1:35 EST: Suspect ordered to strip down before
being taken into an armored vehicle. Photo of suspect on ground -
REMOVED PHOTO Not a suspect! EDIT 1:36 EST: Children's Hospital on
lockdown.EDIT 1:38 EST: Just wanted to say thank you to everyone
for kind words. Keep sending me info and I'll keep updating. Stay safe
everyone! This is not the post I wanted to make today...
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 "# 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
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.
EDIT 2:02 EST: Sorry for lack of info. Inbox is flooded, dealing with thread transfer and my scanner stopped. Back at it!
EDIT 2:05 EST: Officer ducked down (idk if that is bad).
EDIT 2:05 EST: Overhead Helicopter to light abandoned SUV to direct ground police.
EDIT 2:06 EST: Police searching house for second suspect.
EDIT 2:09 EST: Reported - house that should be empty has people in it. MAP
EDIT 2:14 EST: Reported SWAT called in. Police listed a name, unclear if related.
EDIT 2:15 EST: SF Airport evacuated bc of a small fire. [Unrelated]
EDIT 2:17 EST: Entering house on the second floor.
EDIT 2:17 EST: Long guns were used to fire at police. Ambulance called to American Legion.
EDIT 2:18 EST: [UNRELATED] FBI released new photos of bombers. HERE
EDIT 2:20 EST: My streams seems to have lagged behind everyones. Someone hit by car.
EDIT 2:24 EST: 15 shots fired.EDIT 2:2
edit on 19-4-2013 by esdad71 because: link