Less than 10 hours after photos of suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, one may be in custody and two other shootings — and one explosion — have occurred in the area.
The Boston Globe reported early Friday that a suspect has already been captured in connection with Monday’s horrific bombings, which left three dead and more than 170 injured. The paper said another suspect is still on the loose and police are continuing to canvas a 20-block radius in Watertown, Mass., just nine miles outside Boston. The report comes at the beginning of the paper’s account of a “wild chase” after a carjacking, which came hours after an MIT police officer was shot and killed in Cambridge. After the chase, witnesses told the Globe and The New York Times they heard explosions. One described to the Times that during a standoff between two 20-something men and police, the young men lit a bomb and threw it at the officers. Hundreds of officers may have been involved in the shootout.
A video, taken at at 1:33 a.m. Friday morning, apparently shows the incident, but it can not be confirmed at this time:
One New York Times reporter, Jess Bidgood reported on Twitter that another suspect was also in custody. From the accounts, it’s unclear if the three reports — the arrest, the standoff and the MIT shooting — are related to the attack at the marathon, or even to each other. But still, confusion and speculation are flying on Twitter, with many journalists and commenters being cautious after misreporting Wednesday.
Boston Globe just pushed all their chips to the middle of the table—
Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) April 19, 2013
Jake Tapper repeating once again: CNN does not know if there is any connection between tonight's firefight and the Marathon bombings—
Rebecca Shapiro (@RebeccaShap) April 19, 2013
i'm confused. one suspect was deceased. one in custody right? whos this third guy on the run still?—
Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) April 19, 2013
Some are live-tweeting the chaotic scene:
Cops checking everyone. We're currently being inspected in #Watertown—
Cyrus Moussavi (@CyrusVJ) April 19, 2013
Boston Herald reporter just walked over from inside perimeter.—
Seth Mnookin (@sethmnookin) April 19, 2013
Others are tweeting scanner reports:
Kevin Michael WFSB (@KallMeKG) April 19, 2013
Scanner: The other suspect is the guy "with the white hat, identified in the photos." !!!!!—
Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 19, 2013
But, that still that faced criticism:
PLEASE STOP TWEETING SCANNER TRAFFIC. THAT IS NOT REPORTABLE.—
Lauren Peikoff (@laurenpeikoff) April 19, 2013