Boston Marathon Bombing: The Suspects

Three young people are dead as a result of the Boston Marathon Bombing that happened at 2:50 pm (EDT) near the finish-line on Boylston Street, April 15, 2013. 17 people are in critical condition, with over 170 injured. We are waiting for police and other authorities to release images or videos of the suspect or suspects of this crime. A briefing by authorities was set for today but it has been postponed.

This is the clothing sometimes worn by those in the Department of Homeland Security.

These are two possible suspects according to

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More men in Khakis can be viewed in this video at the 00:07 mark:

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Secrets Of The

Sources told the Los Angeles Times about a department store surveillance-video that captured a suspect dropping off a backpack near the Boston Marathon finish-line. The Los Angeles Times article by Richard A. Serrano and Ken Dilanian points out that police were interested in two men with backpacks. “A second federal official said he has been briefed that authorities believe a second video or photo showed “two men with two backpacks.”” Hopefully, the video will be available soon.

Authorities claim they have no suspect in custody yet, despite early reports suggesting authorities had made an arrest. It was assumed the suspect would be brought to the John Joseph Moakely federal courthouse in Boston. The courthouse was evacuated later that afternoon. Security guards immediately asked people to exit the building. Later, the courthouse was cleared of any possible explosives. Then reports came in that the building was not cleared yet. Apparently a bomb threat was called in anonymously. By 4:43 pm (EDT), it’s declared the press briefing by authorities has been postponed, due to the bomb scare.

At the same time, Brigham & Women’s hospital was also evacuated due to concern of a bomb threat, according to reports picked up by The Atlantic Wire. This is the same hospital where the first “person of interest” was guarded by authorities shortly after the Boston Marathon explosions. The person of interest was questioned by the FBI and local police as he was being treated at the hospital. The young male was injured in one of the explosions after shrapnel struck him in the back of the legs. The man’s clothes were taken by investigators and his apartment in Revere, Massachusetts was searched. During the search, a neighbor is told by an ATF agent that authorities were investigating the possibility of an explosive device in an apartment building nearby.

By 6:30 pm (EDT) FBI, Homeland Security, ATF, local firefighters and a bomb squad were at the apartment building. Authorities searched the fifth floor apartment and interviewed the roommate, described as a 20 year old Saudi national. The roommate said nothing was taken from the house and described the person of interest as a “good boy.” There are some reports that police took paper bags or some items from the apartment.

An April 16 New York Post article describes what their sources say about the suspect being treated at the hospital. The Post writes “the sources said that after the man was grabbed by police, he smelled of gunpowder and declared, “I thought there would be a second bomb.” He also asked: “Did anyone die?”” The person of interest was eventually cleared as a suspect. In fact, it’s not certain if this man ever was a suspect, according to what Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) told Foreign Policy. “He was never categorized as a suspect; he was a person of interest. My understanding is that he totally cooperated and that he is no longer a person of interest.”

Here’s an image of what appears to be a person fleeing the scene.

Look in the upper-center for the young man in a black shirt, with ripped pants, due to the explosion.

Here he is running away.

After the 4/15 Bombing
After the bombing on April 15, police found more unattended black backpacks throughout the day, according to the Boston Police, Fire, EMS live audio-feed below. We also heard reports of suspicious packages and a suspicious person who was denied access into the Boston Marathon minutes before the event began. On the audio-feed, Officer “Mike” tells a superior that a runner in the marathon told officers about “a suspicious male that tried to enter the marathon five minutes prior to this event.” The suspicious person is described as a “black male, black hoodie, with a backpack, black in color. He was denied access by security. Immediately disconnected I-Pad contact. Pulled up his hoodie and walked away. Five minutes later the event happened. That’s all the information I have other than the eyewitness report.”

The superior asks, “When did they last see him?”

“Five minutes after the event at the Boylston [inaudible: could be “San Juan”].” (see Suspicious Packages at 2:27)

“Secondary Explosives” or “Definitely Explosives”
At 2:51:42 in the video below an officer clearly asks for help after finding secondary devices. “Secondary devices here. I need officers. Secondary devices.” reports the audio as “There’s devices… definitely devices here.”

Soon after, the officers are reminded, “Units, stay off the air. Units stay off the air. Just make your way over there. All units stay off the air and make your way over there.”

CBS News reported police are looking for a white male, about six feet tall, in a black jacket with a grey hooded sweatshirt and a white baseball hat (turned backwards). Investigators believe the man put a backpack on the ground where the second explosion was about to go off on Boylston Street. About 100 yards away on Boylston Street, the first explosion goes off and the man runs away from the scene, leaving his backpack in the area where the second explosion goes off twenty seconds later.

A FOX NEWS reporter claims to have seen a clear image, provided by the FBI, of two suspects wanted for questioning.


The Drill

As Paul Watson said, either the runner who said authorities announced drills during the race is lying or certain authorities are.

University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach Alastair Stevenson, veteran marathon runner, told, “At the start at the event, at the Athlete’s Village, there were people on the roof looking down onto the Village at the start. There were dogs with their handlers going around sniffing for explosives, and we were told on a loud announcement that we shouldn’t be concerned and that it was just a drill. And maybe it was just a drill, but I’ve never seen anything like that — not at any marathon that I’ve ever been to. You know, that just concerned me that that’s the only race that I’ve seen in my life where they had dogs sniffing for explosions, and that’s the only place where there had been explosions.” The full interview with Anthony Gucciardi can be viewed here. Who else remembers announcements of drills taking place near the starting-line of the marathon?

Ryan Hall on Facebook posted evidence of a training drill presentation by Richard Serino titled, “A Tale of Two Cities and the Running of a Planned Mass Casualty Event.” The presentation specifically deals with a mass casualty event and how authorities should respond. Mr. Serino is described as the Chief of the Boston EMS Department and the Assistant Director of the Boston Public Health Department. The PDF might have been released in 2008.

The question is do we believe what eyewitness Alastair Stevenson told Anthony Gucciardi or those who claim there were no drills happening near the Boston Marathon.

The wheelchair man theory is interesting too. We will need to see if the two men in the image below are the same person. If it is true, then there should be more evidence in the near future. This theory could also be part of a dis-information campaign designed to mislead people away from the truth. The fact that there is no source for the comparison of the two men (below) should concern us all.

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