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The Facts reported in the Criminal Charge of Boston Marathon "Bomber Two"

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posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 03:52 PM
Below is a section of the transcript submitted by Special Agent Daniel R. Genck in regards to the charges being filed against Boston Marathon "Bomber Two" . I've only edited the specific sections concerning the event that transpired, and the current evidence against, this suspect.

The full charges can be viewed here: Charges filed in Boston terror attack

Transcript of the facts as stated in the charges (pt 1 of 3 due to post limitations)
Note due to the transcription process a few spelling errors may be in the transcript that I missed, I apologize in advance)

A. The Boston Marathon Explosions

5. The Boston Marathon is an annual race that attracts runners from all over the
United States and the world. According to the Boston Athletic Association, which administers
the Marathon, over 23,000 runners participated in this yearis race. The Marathon has a
substantial impact on interstate and foreign commerce. For example, based on publicly available
information, I believe that the runners and their families including those who travel to the
Boston area from other states and countries typically spend tens of millions of dollars each year
at local area hotels, restaurants and shops, in the days before, during, and after the Marathon. In
addition, a number of the restaurants and stores in the area near the finish line have special events
for spectators.

6. The final stretch of the Boston Marathon runs eastward along the center of
Boylston Street in Boston from Hereford Street to the finish line, which is located between Exeter
and Dartmouth Streets. Low metal barriers. line both edges of the street and separate the
spectators from the run.ners. Many businesses line the streets of the Marathon route. In the area
near the finish line, businesses are located on both sides of Boylston Street, including restaurants, a
department store, a hotel and Various retail stores.

7. On April 15, 2013, at approximately 2:49 while the Marathon was still
underway, two explosions occurred on the north side of Boylston Street along the Marathon's final
stretch. The first explosion occurred in front of 671 Boylston Street and the second occurred
approximately one block away in front of 755 Boylston Street. The explosive devices were
placed near the metal barriers where hundreds of spectators were watching runners approach the
finish line. Each explosion killed at least one person, maimed, burned and wounded scores of
others, and damaged public and private property, including the streets, sidewalk, barriers, and
property owned by people and businesses in the locations where the explosions occurred. In total,
three people were killed and over two hundred individuals were injured.

8. The explosions had a substantial impact on interstate and foreign commerce.
Among other things, they forced a premature end to the Marathon and the evacuation and
temporary closure of numerous businesses along Boylston Street for several days.

B. Surveillance Evidence

9. I have reviewed videotape footage taken from a security camera located on
,Boylston' Street near the corner of 'Boylston and Gloucester Streets. At approximately 2:38 p.rn.
(based on the video's duration an_d timing of the explosions) approximately 11 minutes
before the first explosion two young men can be seen turning left (eastward) onto Boylston from

Gloucester Street. Both men are carrying large knapsacks. The first man, whom I refer to in this
is a young male, wearing a white baseball cap backwards, a gray hooded sweatshirt, a lightweight
black jacket, and dark pants. As set forth below, there is probable cause to believe that Bomber
One is Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Bomber Two is his brother, DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV.

10. After turning onto Boylston Street, Bomber One and Bomber Two can be seen
walking eastward along the north side of the sidewalk towards the Marathon finish line. Bomber
One is in front and Bomber Two is a few feet behind him. Additional security camera video taken
from a location farther east on Boylston Street, as well as contemporaneous photographs taken
from across the street, show the men continuing to walk together eastward along Boylston Street
towards Fairfield Street.

11. I have also reviewed video footage taken from a security camera affixed above the
doorway ofthe Forum Restaurant located at 755 Boylston Street, which was the site of the second
explosion. This camera is located approximately midway between Fairfield and Exeter Streets
and points out in the direction of Boylston and is turned towards Fairfield. At
approximately 2:41 p.m. (based on the video's duration and the timing of the explosions), Bomber
One and Bomber Two can be seen standing together approximately one half~block from the

12. At approximately 2:42 pm. approximately seven minutes before the first
explosion), Bomber One can be seen detaching himself from the crowd and walking east on
Boylston Street towards the Marathon finish line. Approximately 15 seconds later, he can be seen
passing directly in front of the Forum Restaurant and continuing in the direction of the location

where the first explosion occurred. His knapsack is still on his back.
have the thumb of his right hand hooked under the strap of his knapsack and a cell phone in his left
hand. Approximately 15 seconds later, he can be seen stopping directly in front of the Forum
Restaurant and standing near the metal barrier among numerous spectators, with his back to the
camera, facing the runners. He then can be seen apparently slipping his knapsack onto the
ground. A photograph taken from the opposite side of the street shows the knapsack on the
ground at Bomber Two's feet.

14. The Forum Restaurant video shows that Bomber Two remained in the same spot for
approximately four minutes, occasionally looking at his cell phone and once appearing to take a
picture with it. At some point he appears to look at his phone, which is held at approximately
waist level, and may be manipulating the phone. Approximately 30 seconds before the first
explosion, he lifts his phone speaking on his cell phone, and keeps it there for
approximately 18 seconds. A few seconds after he finishes the call, the large crowd of people
around him can be seen reacting to the first explosion. Virtually every head turns to the east
(towards the finish line) and stares in that direction in apparent bewilderment and alarm. Bomber
Two, virtually alone among the individuals in front of the restaurant, appears calm. He glances to
the east and then calmly but rapidly begins moving to the west, away from the direction of the
finish line. He walks away without his knapsack, having left it on the ground where he had been
standing. Approximately 10 seconds later, an explosion occurs in the location where Bomber
Two had placed his knapsack.

15. I have observed video and photographic footage of the location where the second
explosion occurred from a number of different viewpoints and angles, including from directly
across the street. I can discern nothing in that location in the period before the explosion that
might have caused that explosion, other than Bomber Two's knapsack.

edit on 22-4-2013 by Krakatoa because: spelling

posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 03:53 PM
(pt 2 of 3 due to post restrictions)

C. Photographic Identifications

I6. I have compared a Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles photograph
of DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV with photographic and video images of Bomber Two, and I
believe, based on their close physical resemblance, there is probable cause that they are one and
the same person. Similarly, I have compared an RMV photograph of Tamerlan Tsarnaev with
photographic and video images of Bomber One, and I likewise believe that they are one and the
same person.

D. The Bombers Emerge

I7. I base the allegations set forth in paragraphs 18 through 27 on information that has
been provided to me by fellow law enforcement officers, including members of the JTTF and state
and local law enforcement who responded to the crime scenes, as well as on publicly available
information that I deem reliable.

18. At approximately 5:00 p.m. on April 18, 2013, the FBI published video and
photographic images of Bomber One and Bomber Two on its web site. Those images were
widely rebroadcast by media outlets all over the country and the world.

19. Near midnight on April 18, 2013, an individual carjacked a vehicle at gunpoint in
Cambridge, Massachusetts. A victim of the carjacking was interviewed bylaw enforcement and
provided the following information. The victim stated that while he was sitting in his car on a
road in Cambridge, a man approached and tapped on his passenger--side window. When the
victim rolled down the window, the man reached in, opened the door, and entered the victim's

vehicle. The man pointed a firearm at the victim and stated, "Did you hear about the Boston
explosion?" and did that." The man removed the magazine from his gun and showed the victim
that it had a bullet in it, and then re~inserted the magazine.
The man then stated, am serious."

20. The man with the gun forced the victim to drive to another location, where they
picked up a second man. The two men put something in the trunk of the victim's vehicle. The
man with the gun took the victim's keys and sat in the driver's seat, while the victim moved to the
front passenger seat. The second man entered the victim's vehicle and sat in the rear passenger
seat. The man with the gun and the second man spoke to each other in a foreign language.

21. While they were driving, the man with the gun demanded money from the victim,
who gave the man 45 dollars. One of the men compelled the victim to hand over his ATM card
and password. They then drove to an ATM machine and attempted to withdraw money from the
victim's account. The two men and the victim then drove to a gas station/convenience store in the
vicinity of 816 Memorial Drive, Cambridge the car, at which point the
victim managed to escape.

22. A short time later, the stolen vehicle was located by law enforcement in Watertown,
Massachusetts. As the men drove down Dexter Street in Watertown, they threw at .least two small
improvised explosive devices out of the car. A gun fight ensued between the car's
occupants and law enforcement officers in which numerous shots were fired. One of the men was
severely injured and remained at the scene; the other managed to escape in the car. That car was
later found abandoned a short distance away, and an intact low-grade explosive device was
discovered inside it. In addition, from the scene of the shootout on Laurel Street in Watertown,
the FBI has recovered two unexploded ("IEDs"), as well as the remnants of numerous exploded ("IEDs").

E. Identification of the Carjackers

23. I have reviewed images of two men taken at approximately 12: 17 am. by a security
camera at the ATM and the gas station/convenience store where the two carjackers drove with the
victim in his car. Based on the men's close physical resemblance to RMV photos of Tamerlan
and DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV, I believe the two men who carjacked, kidnapped, and robbed
the victim are Tarnerlan and DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV. In addition, the carjacker who was
severely injured during the shoot-out in Watertown was taken to Beth Israel Hospital, where he
was pronounced dead. FBI fingerprint analysis confirms that he is Tarnerlan Tsarnaev, and the
man's face matches the RMV photograph of Tamcrlan Tsarnaev. RMV records indicate that
Tamerlan Tsarnaev and DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV share the same address on Norfolk Street in
Cambridge, Massachusetts. According to Department of Homeland Security immigration records,
Tamerlan Tsarnaev and DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV are brothers. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a
Lawful Permanent Resident. DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV entered the United States on April 12,
2002, and is a naturalized U.S. citizen.

edit on 22-4-2013 by Krakatoa because: spelling

posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 03:53 PM
(pt 3 of 3 due to post restrictions)

F. Preliminary Examination of the Explosives

24. A preliminary examination of the remains of the explosive devices that were used
at the Boston Marathon revealed that they were low--grade explosives that were housed in pressure
cookers. Both pressure cookers were of the same brand. The pressure cookers also contained
metallic BB3 and nails. Many of the BBS were contained within an adhesive material. The
explosives contained green--colored hobby fuse.

25. A preliminary examination of the explosive devices that were discovered at the

scene of the shootout in Watertown and in the abandoned vehicle has revealed similarities to the
explosives used at the Boston Marathon. The remnants of at least one of the exploded lEDs at the
scene of the shootout indicate that a 1ow--grade explosive had been contained in a pressure cooker.
The pressure cooker was of the same brand as the ones used in the Marathon explosions. The
explosive also contained metallic BBS contained within an adhesive material as well as
green~colored hobby fuse. The intact low--grade explosive device found in the abandoned car was
in a plastic container and wrapped with green-colored hobby fuse.

26. On the evening of April 19, 2013, police investigation revealed that there was an
individual in a covered boat located at 67 Franklin Street in Watertown. After a standoff between
the boat's occupant and the police involving gunfire, the individual was removed from the boat
and searched. A University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth identification card, credit cards, and
other forms of identification were found in his pockets. All of them identified the man as
DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV. He had visible injuries, including apparent gunshot wounds to the
head, neck, legs, and hand. DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV's wounds were triaged and he was
brought to an area hospital, where he remains for medical treatment.

27. On April 21, 2013, the FBI searched DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV's dormitory
room at 7341 Pine Dale Hall at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, pursuant to a search
warrant. The FBI seized from his room, among other things, a large pyrotechnic, a black jacket
and a white hat of the same general appearance as those worn by Bomber Two at the Boston
Marathon on April 15, 2013, and BBS.

posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 03:56 PM
Reviewing these charges, and the timelines of the carjacking on Thursday night, I see no major deviations from the event as they unfolded and heard via the police scanners, and followed here at ATS on this thread:

ATS: Shooting at MIT (And continued events in Boston 18-19 April)

posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 04:14 PM
Excellent post OP! Star and Flag.

I'm glad he's getting his day in court. That will shut some people up. So much for that theory - this obviously was not a cover-up or false flag. Of course I was right along with you for much of that thread! I have to hand you props, I remember you stating that you did not sleep until they were apprehended. I had no sound on my computer and I don't have cable. I was very thankful for you and other posters who took time to report the scanner feeds information.

I should never have been on that thread, in hindsight. I'm a veteran nurse, who took care of soldier between the years of 2004-2008, often from circumstances very similar to what we saw in Boston. It was very traumatic for me - I slept in increments of three to five hours so as to keep abreast of the situation - I was so worried - for everyone. Now I'm still trying to catch up with cat naps through out the day.

And then when the anger came. Seeing all those people come out of the woodwork - this glee in their posting. With no reverence or respect for the people who are suffering. It was hard and angry internet. Hopefully, now that this is shown to be just as what it appears to be - I'm hoping everyone can settle a bit.

Thank you for the thread. It rather goes well with Boston real-time thread, doesn't it? Nope - no conspiracy here! Move on.

edit on 22-4-2013 by CirqueDeTruth because: spelling

posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 04:18 PM
reply to post by Krakatoa

S&F Nice post

This won't be well received here though.

Facts who needs Fact when you have speculation.

posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 04:18 PM
reply to post by CirqueDeTruth

NO, thank YOU for your dedicated service. I only stayed awake and posted stuff, you seem to have been the one to do REAL work. Kudos and thanks to you is the least I can offer.

posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 04:45 PM
Ssimply, put we are.getting ready to see what happens when ,you have no right to a far trial, they will use this boy as an example to test obamas new NDAA BILL ...

posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 05:00 PM

Thank you for the post and information.

Like another psoter said above I bet that it will not be well received by a few folks.

posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 05:03 PM

They showed us the electronic device used?? Wonder how that works..

Thanks for sharing this.

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