April 15, 2013

“Large police presence in Revere connected to Boston bombing”

FOX Boston:

A law enforcement source tells Fox 25 that a large police presence at a home in Revere is related to the Boston Marathon bombings.

The source said that a suspicious driver was pulled over by Revere police after driving past the State Police barracks a number of times.

The driver reportedly had a “nervous demeanor.”

The driver then led police, as well as the FBI, to a home in the area of Ocean Avenue and Beach Street.

It was not immediately known what police were searching for at the home. Three people died and more than 100 were injured after bombs went off within 100 yards of each other near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon.

This is a developing story.

Also, according to Gateway Pundit, it’s been confirmed that police have video of someone placing [something] in trashcans in the area of the explosions.

Developing.

 

Posted by Jeff G. @ 9:32pm
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  1. If your stomach is strong, Barnhardt has a picture up of a victim of the bombing. Guy is missing both legs from what I can tell.

    Anyway, according to Barnhardt, a Saudi national is a “person of interest.” Link

    And, from Barnhardt’s web site, visa express for Saudi’s is back in business. Link

  2. Clearly a teabagger hotbed

  3. - Yeh, its always so comforting to know the crack FBI and Gov inspector clueso crew are on the job. I mean, hey, people putting stuff in trash cans. Now there’ a clue if there ever was one.

  4. New Haven Register reporter Jennifer Swift said a resident told her late Monday that when she got home at 5 p.m. the whole complex’s parking lot was filled with about 20 local, state and FBI cruisers.*

    Two hours after the blast? I’d love to know what that lead was.

  5. The photos over at Doug’s place don’t show any trash cans in front of the cafes that are scenes of a blast in the next pictures. There is a letter box is in the foreground, however.

  6. That last picture there shows the mail box still intact. The look of things right there makes it appear that the bomb went off very near the mailbox.

    This picture and the video that I saw yesterday of the runner who fell down right after the first blast show no signs of a lot of shrapnel. there would be some from the pipe itself and from a metal trash can it was dropped into if that is what happened.

    The picture also does not look like what would be expected if this was high explosive in any fair amount. More like a low explosive such as a black powder pipe bomb.

  7. They’re saying the bombs were made from pressure cookers and that such a design was first seen in Afghanistan. Pretty low rent stuff.

  8. I heard an emergency doc’s presser last night, and when he was asked directly about “ball bearings” he side-stepped, pointedly speaking only of small shards of metal. Doesn’t mean that there were no ball bearings, but does give pause for wonder.

  9. The shrapnel stories are coming right out of the mouths of doctors. I keep hearing that the concentrations in the limbs are such that the embedded metal they’re finding most likely could not occur environmentally.

    Plus, they have some that look like ball bearings and some that look like tacks or nails. At least, that’s what the FOX gals keep telling me.

    I hope some new info comes to light before Shep Smith arrives. Oh, the horror.

  10. Good info, Pablo. I hadn’t yet heard that; just the very general memo that pointed to the types of IEDs we’ve seen from overseas.

    Of course, were one hoping to throw off suspicion, one could probably easily ape the IEDs used in Afghanistan. I’m sure there are descriptions of them on the interwebs.

    That having been said, my money is still on those who use such devices to attack “enemies” that are enemies only insofar as they are Americans. But I wouldn’t want to be accused of profiling. So.

  11. “Of course, were one hoping to throw off suspicion, one could probably easily ape the IEDs used in Afghanistan”

    Yeah, but “signature” is a ard thing to establish. A proven design is a proven design. And if you were researching IED designs and that pressure cooker design looked like something you thought your could easily handle in terms of complexity and cost then you’d probably go with that one. It isn’t until things get expensive or sophisticated or highly specific that you can start intuiting that someone was trained by a specific group.

  12. Using low hanging fruit technology means that virtually anyone could have done it for cost reasons, to implicate someone else, to disguise their usual methods, or due to a lack of experience with more sophisticated devices.

  13. I know what they are saying but this video does not show signs of a lot of ball bearing, nails, tacks etc. being blasted out. Only a pressure wave with maybe a few fragments of the bomb container itself, one of which may have struck one runner.

  14. may have struck one runner.

    That older fellow who collapsed? He was interviewed, and said he fell to the pressure wave but said nothing about any penetration injury, or said he had none.

  15. It’s mildly interesting that the tempered glass plate windows adjacent to the explosion seem to have fallen (crumbled) largely outside the space they enclosed, rather than inside — like they may have held together when pushed inward and then fell apart on the snapback rebound outward.

  16. An analysis of the explosions.

  17. I’ve been out all morning, so at the risk of sounding like a moron: Pressure cookers? Is this a slang term for some sort of explosive device or are we talking about a cook pot, like the kind Mom used to use?

  18. Ordinary off-the-shelf pressure cookers.

  19. Ah. Thanks sdferr.

  20. so nice

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