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Officials: Boston suspect had no firearm when barrage of bullets hit hiding place
The Washington Post ^ | April 24 | Sari Horwitz and Peter Finn

Posted on 04/24/2013 5:04:45 PM PDT by CMB_polarization

Although police feared he was heavily armed, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings had no firearms when he came under a barrage of police gunfire that struck the boat where he was hiding, according to multiple federal law enforcement officials.

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KEYWORDS: bombing; boston; bostonbombing; marathon; tsarnaev
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1 posted on 04/24/2013 5:04:45 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: CMB_polarization

So how’d he shoot himself in the throat?


2 posted on 04/24/2013 5:06:28 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: CMB_polarization

I guess they were not taking any chances. But, I notice how the story keeps changing.


3 posted on 04/24/2013 5:06:36 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: CMB_polarization
Oops. LOL.

Maybe that's why the Dept. of Homeland Security has been buying millions of rounds of ammunition. Their plan for enhancing security involves shooting hundreds of rounds at unarmed people -- but never actually hitting anyone.

4 posted on 04/24/2013 5:07:08 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: dinodino
So how’d he shoot himself in the throat?

Maybe he didn't. Maybe obongo is "telling the truth, slowly" like the clintoons.

5 posted on 04/24/2013 5:09:12 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Alberta's Child

Where was the budget line-item for those purchases???


6 posted on 04/24/2013 5:09:34 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: dinodino

I hope you’re not believing the bull coming from these so called Officials


7 posted on 04/24/2013 5:10:03 PM PDT by molson209
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To: dinodino

That was my first thought. Seems some of the ‘actors’ should get their act together and decide what did and did not happen. Just sounds like they made stuff up as they went along.


8 posted on 04/24/2013 5:11:08 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: CMB_polarization

So much for the throat wound being self-inflicted.


9 posted on 04/24/2013 5:11:36 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: CMB_polarization

I figured he didn’t, otherwise he would have shot the homeowner.


10 posted on 04/24/2013 5:11:59 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: ptsal

QE3 ... it’s a “stimulus” measure, don’t you know that?


11 posted on 04/24/2013 5:12:27 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: dinodino

note to operator....rotate weapon 90 degrees repeat test...


12 posted on 04/24/2013 5:12:49 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: EDINVA

There could be an easy and innocent explanation for all the discrepancies. Frinstance, can be sure there were multiple authors to the script they used... and some of them were/are on different pages.


13 posted on 04/24/2013 5:13:45 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: CMB_polarization

So did they recover any guns from his dead brother? I’ve been wondering about this all along. You can bet they didn’t get an assault rifle. That would have been the headline.


14 posted on 04/24/2013 5:15:03 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: VeniVidiVici

He was already bleeding when he got to the boat.


15 posted on 04/24/2013 5:16:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: CMB_polarization

The way I’m getting it they killed the cop to steal his gun for Baby Bomber because he didn’t have one, but couldn’t figure how to unlock his holster. Got to wonder about the claims of several pistols and a rifle.


16 posted on 04/24/2013 5:16:31 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: CMB_polarization

This e,plains why the boat-owner was not killed when he looked inside the tarp over the boat.


17 posted on 04/24/2013 5:16:42 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: molson209
"I hope you’re not believing the bull coming from these so called Officials."

They're probably changing the story so the kid won't be charged with illegal weapons possession because the weapons were provided to him and his brother by Eric Holder.

18 posted on 04/24/2013 5:16:43 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: 3Fingas

Police were told to capture him alive. They intentionally shot up the boat including a machine gun on an armored vehicle.....I would have had 3 or4 cops sneak up on the boat and toss in tear gas grenades and it would ha been over


19 posted on 04/24/2013 5:17:05 PM PDT by Bravo six (Bravo six)
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To: ptsal

90 degrees???


20 posted on 04/24/2013 5:17:51 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: CMB_polarization

That would explain how the homeowner was able to peek under the tarp and survive to make the phone call...


21 posted on 04/24/2013 5:17:57 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: CMB_polarization
... according to multiple federal law enforcement officials.

Names. We want the names of these "officials" on the public record. Otherwise anything said is just a bunch of back stabbing hearsay.

22 posted on 04/24/2013 5:18:24 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: dinodino

“So how’d he shoot himself in the throat?”

He had the gun but then he never did.


23 posted on 04/24/2013 5:18:25 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: 3Fingas

i read they killed the officer to get his gun so little brother could emulate his big brother. where did it go? and to repeat how did he shoot himself in the mouth where somehow it went thru his neck not paralyzing him.


24 posted on 04/24/2013 5:19:46 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: tet68

He may have shot himself in the throat earlier,
must have been a shock when he realized he was still alive.

Haha, jokes on you.


25 posted on 04/24/2013 5:20:12 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

According to what I have gathered from reports...they had only one pistol and one pellet gun betweeen them. That is the reason that the press has not been shouting about gun control.
It sound like one of the police assumed that movement was a gun and started the shooting..which was stopped by a supervisor ordering cease fire.
I guess the fact that he survived in the boat is an accident.


26 posted on 04/24/2013 5:20:35 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Alberta's Child
Maybe that's why the Dept. of Homeland Security has been buying millions of rounds of ammunition. Their plan for enhancing security involves shooting hundreds of rounds at unarmed people -- but never actually hitting anyone.

They NEED it for target practice. Wouldn't it be cheaper just to put laser sights on their firearms?

27 posted on 04/24/2013 5:20:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: glorgau

Plus, anything from the Washington Post on a federal agency has to be viewed through a political filter. They don’t report news, they publish a political interpretation.


28 posted on 04/24/2013 5:21:33 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: dinodino

Ooops...the very question that lept to my mind. These people don’t even know how to lie.


29 posted on 04/24/2013 5:22:40 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: CMB_polarization
I can say for a fact that after the last two high profile POlice shooting, I am now starting to fear my government one hell of a lot more than I do the Mooselum terrorist.
How many civilians did the cops shoot before they killed Dorner? And how many cars and trucks did they shoot up?

Now we are getting stories that the younger bomber was unarmed but shot to heck when he was captured. Government officials tell us that the older brother had a “9mm semi-automatic weapon” when he was killed. I wonder.
I am starting to doubt most, if not all that I am hearing.

30 posted on 04/24/2013 5:22:42 PM PDT by Tupelo
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To: CMB_polarization

.....”the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings had no firearms when he came under a barrage of police gunfire that struck the boat where he was hiding”......

...the victims on the street of Boston didn’t have any firearms on them either...when they came under a barrage of fire, flying “bullits” and smoke from this beast.. and they had no clue it was coming!

This “thing” that’s building of protecting this terrorist murderer is going to get fully out of hand.


31 posted on 04/24/2013 5:22:47 PM PDT by caww
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To: Bravo six

They used several flash bangs to disorient the suspect before capturing him. They tore a hole in the tarp, threw each flash bang one at a time and then watched for any movement from fleer in the air or by snipers on rooftops. I heard it all on the scanner.

I don’t know what precipitated the earlier police fire. I did not hear that part on the scanner. I suppose it could have been jumpiness of someone at the time.


32 posted on 04/24/2013 5:23:08 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: CMB_polarization

Has anyone noticed that there seems to be a news blackout on the firearms used by the bombers.

Normally the police would have an immediate photo op for the press and call for new gun control laws. One would think they would be demanding the SENATE re vote on the AW ban.

So why the blackout? Even some web sites are wondering why we haven’t seen the firearms.


33 posted on 04/24/2013 5:23:50 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: Donnafrflorida

He did not shoot himself, the police shot him.


34 posted on 04/24/2013 5:24:27 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Oldexpat

You might want to check out what these two pulled out from the ‘other’ car....not to mention the bombs throwing out of the car prior...and what the police found in the residence.


35 posted on 04/24/2013 5:24:43 PM PDT by caww
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To: CMB_polarization

When were the infrared photos taken and who took them?


36 posted on 04/24/2013 5:26:19 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Bravo six

Many of those bullits were false bullits.


37 posted on 04/24/2013 5:26:42 PM PDT by caww
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To: Alaska Wolf

Helicopter overhead....


38 posted on 04/24/2013 5:27:16 PM PDT by caww
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To: Donnafrflorida

I read that too, but later accounts said the policeman still had his sidearm with him when they found him.

Another inconsistency...if you look at the firefight pictures of the brothers, it’s kind blurry, but it looks like both brothers are shooting at the police indicating that they had at least two weapons. Now, I am hearing they only had one hand gun. Lots of changes to the details of this story.


39 posted on 04/24/2013 5:28:30 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: caww

When? Media or law enforcement?


40 posted on 04/24/2013 5:28:35 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
So why the blackout? Even some web sites are wondering why we haven’t seen the firearms.

Good point, haven't even heard what caliber lead was being thrown around.

41 posted on 04/24/2013 5:32:58 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: CMB_polarization
Misjudgement #1...


42 posted on 04/24/2013 5:33:24 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

actually I read a report ( wish I could remember where) that they had an M4 assault rifle...

the AR-15 is a semi-automatic while the m4 carbine is fully automatic. while it is legal to own an AR15 ( this is the gun feinstein wants gone) it is completely illegal for a civilian to have an M4.

So if what I read is true... where did they get one? They are also verrry expensive 6,000 to start.


43 posted on 04/24/2013 5:34:14 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Oldexpat

” ..they had only one pistol and one pellet gun betweeen them.”
Heck I was more heavily armed.when I was 12.


44 posted on 04/24/2013 5:34:40 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: CMB_polarization

Ask anyone in Boston who spent the day holding on to a baseball bat, they were assured that gun laws work.

Better to live one day as a lion than to be eaten by one.

Sorry Benito, stole and altered your quote.


45 posted on 04/24/2013 5:34:44 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: Daffynition

Silly terrorist rabbit...Boats are made for water! LOL.


46 posted on 04/24/2013 5:34:48 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: The Cajun

47 posted on 04/24/2013 5:35:10 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: CMB_polarization

Bump.


48 posted on 04/24/2013 5:35:47 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Erik Latranyi
This e,plains why the boat-owner was not killed when he looked inside the tarp over the boat.

Good thing he didn't touch the blood. Might have caught Goat Syphilis.

49 posted on 04/24/2013 5:36:52 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: maggief; crosslink; thouworm; ConservativeMan55; onyx; txhurl; Nachum

Hmmmmm....ping!

We need to get a ping list going..too much info and different stories coming out. A what about the story that they cops were fired on and did not return fire? The Boston PD chief said that on Fox News in a presser shortly after white hat bomber was taken into custody.

wTH??


50 posted on 04/24/2013 5:38:19 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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