Surprise: Boston Marathon terrorists had 'international ties' and 'military experience'
NBC News' Pete Williams is reporting that the two Boston Marathon terrorists had 'international ties' and 'military experience
.' I'm just waiting for the word 'Pakistan' to come up....
Two law enforcement officials told NBC News that both men had
international ties, had been in the United States about a year, were in
their early 20s and had military experience.
The suspect at large was described by authorities as light-skinned and with brown, curly hair, and wearing a gray hoodie.
“There is a terrorist on the loose,” a law enforcement officer said at a press conference before dawn.
Law enforcement officials said the tumult began just before 11 p.m.,
when the suspects approached a police officer from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and shot him in the head.
The two then
stole the officer’s cruiser, robbed a nearby 7-Eleven, carjacked a
Mercedes SUV and briefly kidnapped the driver, the sources said. The
suspects threw explosives out the window during the chase that followed,
The dead suspect — the man in the black hat from the
FBI photos — had an improvised explosive device strapped to his chest,
law enforcement officials said.
Kitzenberg said that the firefight ended when one of the shooters ran
toward the Watertown officers and ultimately fell to the ground.
Kitzenberg said he could not tell whether the man was tackled or had
The other drove the SUV through a line of police
offcers at the end of the street, he said. A bullet from the gunbattle
lodged in the wall of Kitzenberg’s apartment, he said.
I can't wait to hear their full identification.The AP has identified the live suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass. The dead suspect is apparently his brother. CNN has confirmed that they're Chechen.... Muslims?
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