I must apologize for an error in assumption that has pervaded this thread...
I have assumed that the photograph of the two brothers standing together...is of them standing for "approximately 1 minute", from around 2:41 p.m. to
2:42 p.m. ...
The photos that I've been referencing, however, are of the two brothers shortly after "entering the scene", coming off of Glouchester...still a block
or more away from The Forum Restaurant.
According to the FBI Complaint, this "revision" would place those photos (there are quite a few) in a frame between 2:38 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. (or
The photo below, shows the second blast area...and is provided, here, to demonstrate from another angle, where
the younger Tsarnaev was
standing in the photo taken by Seale...
The large arrow in the street points to the bomb-blast location. (If you look at many photos of this spot, available online - you will find that the
"offending tree" has been removed.)
The smaller arrow, points to where the younger Tsarnaev was standing in Seale's photo.
The question that arises from all this...is --
Was the location of the younger Tsarnaev, as shown in Seale's photo, the same location that the FBI was calling "a half-block" from The Forum?
It is actually at the far-end of the restaurant next-door-to The Forum... But - I suppose, it depends on what parameters the agent was using
As you can see in the Seale photo... The pedestrian traffic was high in that area...
Would it have taken 15 seconds to move from the Atlantic Fish Co. tree...to The Forum tree?
I guess that's possible...
In that case, though - it would be certain, that Seale was "wrong" about Tsarnaev having already "discarded" his backpack.
Another thing: According to the FBI Complaint...when he (the younger Tsarnaev) began moving toward The Forum, both hands were occupied... One with
the "knapsack", and the other with his cell phone. His right hand is touching his chin, in the Seale photograph... When he begins
moving...allegedly...the thumb of his right hand is "hooked under the strap of his knapsack".
And again...if this picture was taken at 2:44 p.m. -- there's not a lot of time for all those pieces to fall into place.
Anyway - the primary point of this post, was to address the erroneous assumption that the commonly seen photos of the two brothers together...were of
them "together" for about 1 minute, at around 2:41/2:42...while, in fact, they were (more likely) taken a good two or three minutes earlier.
(This would also affect the projected finishes for the two BIBs noted from the beginning.)
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