Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Officials stress there is no threat to the public, details still emerging.
Boston Police announced a major new development in the Boston Marathon bombing case Wednesday morning. According to the department, there are three new suspects in custody. Boston Police tweeted the news just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. There were no further details, though the police said they would offer more information soon. There is no additional information being released at the moment. BPD said additional details will be provided when they become available. Police stressed there was no immediate threat to the public. UPDATES BELOW 4:40 p.m. Attorneys for the three suspects all gave brief statements outside of the courtroom. Each stressed that his client cooperated with the investigation. An attorney for Kadyrbayez denied that his …
The Dartmouth men joked with Tsarnaev about his resemblance to the FBI suspect photos, then “freaked out” when they concluded it was really him.
Federal law officials believe three classmates of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev destroyed evidence in Darmouth while the suspected bombing brothers fought police in a gunfight in Watertown. In a complaint filed in federal court Wednesday, special agent Scott Cieplik claims suspect Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov destroyed or concealed a laptop and backpack filled with fireworks. Third suspect Robel Phillipos, meanwhile, is being charged with lying to federal officials. According to the complaint, the April 18 night started when Kadyrbayev texted Tsarnaev, needling his friend about his resemblance to the FBI photos released earlier that day. Tsarnaev wrote back "LOL" and then said Kadyrbayev could go get anything they needed from Tsarnaev's …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Powerful remarks from Biden, Warren at Briggs Field Wednesday.
About 15,000 seats were set up at Briggs Field on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wednesday for a memorial to fallen MIT Officer Sean Collier. It was hard to find an empty one, with thousands of law enforcement coming from across the country and the world to pay their respects alongside a grieving MIT community. Collier, 26, was shot and killed in his police cruiser last Thursday evening. The suspects in his death are the same suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon April 15. Vice President Joe Biden gave stirring remarks to the crowd, saying that no matter what, terrorists cannot impact the American way of life. "What makes me proud to be an American is that we have not yielded," said Biden. Collier, who …
Patch will post up-to-the-minute updates from MIT as Officer Sean Collier is honored by the school community.
Sean Collier will be remembered at an MIT memorial service at noon on Wednesday. Collier, who was killed Thursday, was laid to rest on Tuesday morning. Police believe the Boston Marathon bombing suspects shot Collier as he responded to an unrelated robbery. Patch will provide updates throughout the memorial service. We welcome you to add your condolences and memories of Sean in the chat above once the live chat begins.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Boston Marathon bombings suspect currently hospitalized told FBI agents that he and his brother detonated the bombs near the finish line, the Boston Globe reports.
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect currently hospitalized admitted to FBI agents that he and his brother detonated the bombs planted near the finish line, the Boston Globe reports. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, made the reported admission on Sunday from his bed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and had not yet been given a Miranda warning, the Globe reported. A "senior police official" told the Globe that authorities were not concerned about Tsarnaev not being read his Miranda rights, which means any statements he made would not be admissible in court, due to testimony of the Tsarnaev brother's alleged carjacking victim. According to the criminal complaint filed against Tsarnaev, during the carjacking on Thursday night one of the brothers…
Bookmark this page for a round-up of stories exclusively about the Boston Marathon victims, and efforts underway to help them.
Thousands of Facebook users have been sharing this passionate post from the 'Salty Dad' fan page (must be signed in to Facebook to see), expressing a desire to learn more about the Boston Marathon victims, and less about the suspects. "It is time that we, as a nation, demand that the press, the politicians, the pundits, and the 24 hour 'news' channels news start focusing on the people that matter, and ignore the ones that don't," the original poster wrote, referencing the media attention given to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. We at Patch want to do our part keeping the victims' memories alive. We'll update this article as often as possible, with articles about and for the victims that have been published in Patch and other media …
The boy was laid to rest at a private ceremony Tuesday morning.
Martin Richard, the youngest of the victims killed in the Boston Marathon bombings April 15, has been laid to rest. NECN.com reports parents Denise and Bill Richard had a private burial service and funeral for the boy Tuesday morning, and thanked the public for its support. “The outpouring of love and support over the last week has been tremendous. This has been the most difficult week of our lives and we appreciate that our friends and family have given us space to grieve and heal,” the parents said in a statement on NECN.com. The Richard family, from Dorchester, plan to have a public memorial service in the coming weeks, according to the site.
Similarly to the wake on Monday, there was massive police support at Tuesday's funeral for MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who was killed in the line of duty last week.
The outpouring of support for slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier continued on Tuesday morning at Saint Patrick's Parish in Stoneham as police officers and loved ones filed into the church to pay their respects during a private funeral. Collier's wake was held on Monday at a nearby funeral home, with officers forming a long line then as well to say goodbye to their fellow officer. Support for Collier will continue on Wednesday at MIT when a larger memorial service will take place. According to reports, Vice President Joe Biden will be in attendance during the service, which begins at 12 p.m.
Fifty-one patients remain hospitalized, including three still in critical condition.
The dozens of seriously or critically injured Boston Marathon bombing victims, who remain in area hospitals, are all likely to survive, according to doctors. The quick work of those at the Boston Marathon bombing scene as well as the medical care received at the hospitals will likely mean no more loss of life, reported the AP. "All I feel is joy," said Dr. George Velmahos, chief of trauma surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, referring to his hospital's 31 blast patients. "Whoever came in alive, stayed alive." The AP reported that 51 people remain hospitalized, three of them still in critical condition and five listed as serious. “At least 14 people lost all or part of a limb; three of them lost more than one,” reported the AP. Read …
Two Norwood Patrol Officers were involved from Monday afternoon until the second suspect was taken into custody Friday night.
When the Boston Marathon bombings took place, countless members of law enforcement came together to find the suspects involved. Norwood police had two officers that contributed. Officers Lopes and Fundora are members of the METROLEC SWAT. They rotated on assignment (12 hours on and 12 hours off) from Monday afternoon until the second suspect was taken into custody Friday night. "We salute both officers and appreciate the sacrifice that they and their families made this past week," Norwood Police said on their Facebook page.