Reddit Timeline of Police Standoff With Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

by Colonel on April 19, 2013

“From the live audio feed: MIT Officer shot and his firearm was stolen. [Small Edit] Officer is on his way to the hospital [Mass General]. No update on his condition. MIT is also updating their emergency site with news.

11:26 EST: They have a photo of the alleged suspect.
11:27 EST: Heard a Black Male in all black clothing.
11:32 EST: NBC just reported the shots on TV. No new info there.
11:33 EST: There was a robbery at a near by 7-11 (Dark Skin White Male 5’11′ 200lbs, black top). Could be related?
11:42 ESTImage from the scene. Warning blood.
12:04 EST: from /u/TheFightingFarsi : NBC Connecticut reporting MIT Officer has died. (grain of salt till for now)
12:07 EST: MIT updated their emergency site with news. Police are searching the campus, stay indoors.
12:13 EST: Boston Globe Editor confirms MIT officer death.
12:23 EST: It seems like the MIT officer was the only one involved as of right now. No students have been reported harmed. Seems like a case of wrong place, wrong time. Will continue updating if any new information comes up.
12:26 EST: Dark Skin White Male from 11:33 was mentioned. He has a gotee.
12:28 EST: Black Mercedes SUV car-jacked in the last 30 minutes. 2 Middel-Eastern males with firearms. PLEASE don’t be related to the bombings Q.Q License Plage – 137 NZ1
12:30 EST: More images from MIT.
12:32 EST: The filled up with gas, payed cash. Car took off to Harvard Square.
12:32 EST: Car owner is fine, escaped while they were filling up.
12:34 EST: MIT updated their emergency site again. Police continue to sweep the campus.
12:35 EST: Driver of car-jacked Mercedes displayed firearm to police.
12:41 EST: MIT updated their emergency site again. The shooter remains at large, police continue to search the campus. Please REMAIN INDOORS until further notice.
12:49 EST: Shots fired in Cambridge. Shots and Explosions in Watertown.
12:50 EST: Shots fired. Grenades spotted.
12:51 EST: More shots, explosion. Grenade went off.
12:55 EST: Officer down. Explosives at scene. 94 Spruce Street??
12:56 EST: Reports of a stolen state police truck. Black, 4 door.
12:57 EST: Second officer down. Hand Grenades…automatic weapons fired.
12:58 EST: Spruce (sp?) and Lincoln
1:00 EST: Dexter and Laural. Suspect injured. Explosives in the area.
1:01 EST: Officers ordered back. Map of area thanks to /u/rm-rf_

1:01 EST: Suspect is on foot.
1:02 EST/u/iBrave sent me another map
1:03 EST: Bomb Squad on their way.
1:05 EST: Officers asked to power off phones/leave them in the car to prevent explosions.
1:06 EST: 2 explosives confirmed. One near down officer. Robot in area to diffuse.
1:09 EST: Suspect car still in the area.
1:09 ESTParameter from unnamed source.
1:10 EST: Watertown not answering phones. Suspect in ambulance, one at gun point.
1:11 EST: They are taking one of the suspects to Beth Israel (hospital). (Thanks /u/TheVacillate)
 1:12 EST: FBI on scene (thanks /u/bnjmn556)
1:17 EST: MIT updated their site: Suspect remains at large.
1:20 ESTPhotos and Videos
1:22 EST: Reports of suspect heavily armed in backyards.
1:23 EST: MSP called for K9 unit.
1:26 EST: Reports of pressure cooker bombs!!!
1:29 EST: Active shooter. audio noises
1:29 EST: CNN has footage of suspect at gun point.
1:30 EST: No report of an active shooter at this time. 40 police cars on their way to Watertown.
*1:33 EST *: Police are making people turning off their phones.
1:39 EST: WCVB reports one suspect is at large!
1:41 EST: Reports of first officer down has died of his wounds (death toll: 2)
1:42 EST: Second suspect not in custody from radio! Be safe all!!
1:46 EST: Explosion heard was from bomb squad.
1:47 EST: Backpacks left on Laurel St.
1:55 EST: Second suspect middle eastern looking, clean shaven, male with blue jacket with a “christmas style” hat.
1:57 EST: The Christmas hat is a beenie.
1:58 EST: MIT update: Suspect from there is no longer on campus. Right now, these are two different incidents and not related.
1:58 EST: Suspect who was laying on the ground was released and is walking home. Taken in from confusion.
2:06 EST: Police searching house for second suspect.
2:09 EST: Reported – house that should be empty has people in it. MAP
2:14 EST: Reported SWAT called in. Police listed a name, unclear if related.
2:17 EST: Entering house on the second floor.
2:17 EST: Long guns were used to fire at police. Ambulance called to American Legion.
2:18 EST: [UNRELATED] FBI released new photos of bombers. HERE
2:24 EST: 15 shots fired.
2:26 EST: Backdoor found opened. Police searching the area. Handgun mag found.
2:27 EST: Reports of shots fired at Aberdeen & Mr. Auburn.
2:30 EST: Boston Globe is confirming one of the Marathon bombers is in custody.
2:31 EST: Gold Nissan Maxima being searched.
2:35 EST: Different news places are reporting 1 suspect as dead, and another reporting that same suspect as in custody. Nothing known about his status atm.
2:40 EST: Large area cleared by police (protected area location).
2:41 EST: Boston Globe seems to be reporting everything…I’m not going to trust them for now on. Just FYI.
2:43 EST: White male in gray hoodie considered armed and dpangerious!
2:44 EST: More update – White male, black hoodie, curly hair.
2:48 ESTPolice confirm these are the Marathon Bombers
2:48 EST: Suspect who is at large is confirmed to be the Marathon Bomber with the white hat!
2:51 EST: Red vehicle (Toyota) hasn’t moved in an hour, has people in it. Police scoping it out.
2:53 ESTRobot searching car
2:55 EST: My feed crashed again. Either server issues or they took it down to hide info.
2:56 EST: Police confirm MIT and Bombers are connected.
3:01 EST: Reports are coming in that one of the suspects is the missing Brown student.
3:02 ESTOne suspect dead
3:03 EST: Someone sent me suspects names….they don’t deserve to be posted.
3:04 EST: Suspect seen running (on foot).
3:06 EST: {delayed} Swat only in the area.
3:08 EST: Some sites are reporting “Bombs everywhere”. Only 2 where known (and diffused). The suspect may have some on him, but none are out and about.
3:10 EST: Suspect lost in foot pursuit.
3:11 EST: Naked suspect being loaded into car seems to be old footage for suspect they released earlier (wrong guy).
3:19 EST: K9 Units deployed. 465 Arsenal Street open door.
3:20 ESTMAP of 465 Arsenal Street.
3:22 EST: All officers no involved in static posts are to report to Arsenal.
3:24 EST: Officers now showing up in plain cloths. Friendly fire a worry.
3:24 EST: K9 checking open door. Pressure cooker found at Watertown.
3:31 EST: More sites confirming Pressure Cooker bombs found in Watertown.
3:39 EST/u/Brutal_Sandwich sent me this MAP of events.
3:40 EST: News site WCVB is reporting first suspect dead.
3:42 EST: Police are going house to house doing sweeps.
3:45 EST: Perimeter is on lock down. They seem to be waiting till daylight to continue the search.
3:50 EDT: They requested a tactical bear to move/dispose of bombs.
3:53 EDT: Motion sensors tripping in buildings.
3:55 EDT: This is a Tactical Bear
4:00 EDT: Motion Sensors seem to have been tripped by suspect 2. He has reportedly locked himself in the building.

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