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“RAPID-FIRE, 20-30 SHOTS”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Apr. 19, 2013) — Fox News has reported that a number of shots have been fired in Watertown, MA after a full day of searching for the remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
“The suspect is down,” said a newscaster.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother, who is now deceased, were declared suspects on Thursday by the FBI in the detonation of two bombs on Monday during the Boston Marathon which killed three people and injured about 160, some very seriously.
A robbery followed by a carjacking and the killing of an MIT police officer followed from Thursday into Friday, with another officer in critical condition and having undergone surgery.
Heavily-armed officers are in the streets of Watertown, and the city of Boston and its suburbs have been closed to businesses on Friday. Universities were closed and sports have been canceled on Friday and Saturday.
Shepherd Smith is reporting that Boston is “on lockdown” as of 7:16 p.m. He stated that a robot is to be sent in to a home to determine whether or not explosives are present.
Residents were asked today to keep their doors closed unless a uniformed police officer were there.
State police and other authorities have swarmed into the residential area where Tsarnaev is suspected to be “down.”
The two Tsarnaev brothers were given political asylum in 2002 or 2003, and the younger suspect became a U.S. citizen on September 11, 2012.
The older brother was killed during an altercation early Friday morning, but details of the cause of death have not been released as of yet.
Shepherd Smith is reporting that explosives were used overnight as the two brothers sought to evade police.
The New Jersey residence where the two brothers’ sister lives was searched earlier on Friday, with police removing a computer and possibly other items.
Smith reported that the FBI released a statement from “a foreign government” to “check out” the older brother for possible terrorist ties two years ago. The FBI reportedly investigated and found no evidence that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was involved in terrorism or was an “extremist.”
The Obama regime has called constitutional defenders, homeschoolers, and Bible believers “potential domestic terrorist” and “right-wing extremists.”
A woman whose boat had been searched by police reported that afterward, she noticed blood and called police back to the scene. The suspect is just reported as “alive” at 7:28 p.m. and “surrounded by law enforcement” on Franklin Street.
A press conference had been held at 6:30 p.m. during which Gov. Deval Patrick had “lifted” the shelter-in-place order from this morning, but shortly thereafter, the 20-30 shots were heard in the neighborhood and the order was reinstated.
At 7:31 p.m. a bomb squad is on its way. The suspect is reportedly hiding in the woman’s boat and “still moving.”
An anchor has called the situation “a standoff.”
A pressure-cooker bomb was found in the streets in Cambridge, MA, where police chased the two suspects overnight, one of whom was killed. At 7:44 p.m. Shepherd Smith reported that the younger brother had escaped on foot.
“The suspect is in the boat,” an anchor said at 7:39 p.m., “and refusing to come out.” He indicated that the police are “negotiating” with the man.
“New shooting” is going on at 7:51 p.m. Another anchor described the sound as “8-10 explosions.” A helicopter is over the area from which “the explosions” are emanating. Emergency vehicle lights are flashing and the street is heavily populated with armed police and federal agents.
Smith said the sounds could have been “flash-bangs” as “part of the ongoing process” to apprehend the suspect.
Sources told Fox News that the suspect is “injured” from the shootout which occurred overnight.
At 8:00 p.m., Smith announced that authorities “have every reason to believe that this situation is quickly winding down.”
Police have suspected that the remaining suspect could have explosives on his person, including IEDs.
Bill O’Reilly is providing live anchoring at 8:12 p.m. and has reported that the brothers were “bragging” overnight about having exploded the bombs at the Boston Marathon. O’Reilly gave an overview of the events transpiring since 5:00 p.m. Thursday when the brothers were declared to be suspects.
A Fox News producer told O’Reilly at 8:14 p.m. that he is “trying to get closer” to the scene where the suspect is believed to be cornered in the boat.
Dzhokhar was described by friends earlier on Friday as “a normal kid” who “hung out and smoked pot.”
It has been confirmed that the deceased brother traveled to Russia in January 2012 and spent six months there. The brothers are Chechen and spent their early childhood there.
Eric Shawn reported at 8:23 p.m. that three people “are in custody” in New Bedford, MA.
At 8:28 p.m., a female reporter said that “Things are pretty quiet right now” in regard to apprehending the suspect.
At 8:46 p.m., the suspect has been declared arrested after people were reported to be cheering.
Fox News’s Mike Tobin said that three police cruisers have left the scene.
O’Reilly jumped in at 8:48 p.m. and said that the climax of the story had been reached and said that “shortly we will know how the arrest was made.” “This guy is going to be in hell,” O’Reilly opined.
Shepherd Smith said at 8:50 p.m. that police had not yet provided details on the three people from New Bedford who were taken into custody as well as other details of how Tsarnaev was captured.
At 8:53, it was reported that mass transit in Watertown and the greater Boston area has resumed.
Spectators can be seen outside “crowded around a radio,” according to Mike Tobin. An ambulance is leaving the scene at 8:55 p.m.