Posts by Jason Sickles and Liz Goodwin

  • Boston Marathon bomber manhunt: Police nab suspect alive

    Liz Goodwin and Jason Sickles at The Lookout1 yr ago

    [Updated at 10:18 p.m. ET]

    BOSTON—Police have nabbed the 19-year-old suspected Boston Marathon bomber, after a day-long manhunt that completely shut down the city of Boston and several suburbs and left one police officer dead. Some Bostonians flooded into the streets cheered the news, celebrating an end to five days of fear since the bombs wounded more than 175 people and killed three.

    An ambulance arrived at the scene to take the wounded suspect, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, to a hospital. Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy Alben said he is in serious condition.

    Tsarnaev was found in a boat in the yard of a home on Franklin Street, close to where he and his older brother engaged in a shootout with police nearly 24 hours earlier. The homeowner discovered Tsarnaev when he saw blood on the outside of his boat and then lifted the tarp to find a person, covered in blood, inside. Police used a heat-detecting device on a helicopter to find out that he was still inside, and exchanged gun fire with the suspect for the next hour, before he was apprehended.

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  • Governor promises ‘progress’ in marathon bomb investigation while authorities push back on arrest reports

    Liz Goodwin and Jason Sickles at The Lookout1 yr ago

    [Updated at 7:35 p.m. ET]

    BOSTON—No arrests have been made, but investigators are gaining ground on identifying the assailant behind the fatal bombing at the Boston Marathon, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said late Wednesday.

    “They are making progress, there’s no doubt about it,” Patrick told reporters.

    The governor asked for the public’s patience as the probe continues into who planted the two shrapnel-filled bombs that exploded near the marathon finish line on Monday. Three people died in the blast, and at last 170 were injured.

    “I take comfort in the fact that the investigation is as thorough as it is,” Patrick said. “When you consider the size of the crime scene and the fact that they have to go through it square inch by square inch, that’s exactly what we want and what we need.”

    The FBI had scheduled a news conference for 8 p.m. Wednesday, but minutes later canceled the briefing without explanation.

    Earlier Wednesday law enforcement authorities forcefully denied a flurry of news reports that an arrest had been made in the case.

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