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The Ever-Evolving Details Of The Marathon Bombing Manhunt

In this Friday, April 19, 2013 file photo, a woman carries a girl from their home as a SWAT team searching for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings enters the building in Watertown, Mass. Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left one of them dead and another captured. Since Monday, Boston has experienced five days of fear, beginning with the marathon bombing attack, an intense manhunt and much uncertainty ending in the death of one suspect and the capture of the other. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

In this Friday, April 19, 2013 file photo, a woman carries a girl from their home as a SWAT team searching for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings enters the building in Watertown, Mass. Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left one of them dead and another captured. Since Monday, Boston has experienced five days of fear, beginning with the marathon bombing attack, an intense manhunt and much uncertainty ending in the death of one suspect and the capture of the other. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

When it comes to a fast-moving and emotional story like the pursuit of the Boston bombing suspects, the expression “fog of war” seems appropriate. As the fog lifts in the aftermath, some of what was first reported turns out to be wrong, or at least not precisely correct. We discuss some examples of this, from the robbery at the Cambridge 7-11, to the location of the boat in which Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found.

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David Boeri, WBUR senior reporter.

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WBUR, “[Boston Police Department Superintendent William] Evans says he doesn’t know exactly who was responsible for searching the area of the boat. He also says he can’t comment on many of the details because they’re under investigation by the FBI.”

WCVB, “Like all Watertown residents, [David] Henneberry stayed in his Franklin Street home as the hunt for Tsarnaev paralyzed much of eastern Massachusetts on Friday.  When he looked out the window at his boat at one point during the day, he noticed something was amiss.”

 


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  • http://www.facebook.com/suzane.watkinson Suzane Watkinson

    why didnt they bring out the heat sensing helicopter first?

  • http://profiles.google.com/barry.kort Barry Kort

    David Boeri said there were 4000 law enforcement officials called into action in the wake of the Marathon bombing and the subsequent manhunt.

    We know what the cost of this has been in terms of lives lost and casualties.

    Do we have any estimate of what the cost to the public is in terms of law enforcement operations?

  • mhchaos

    Why are these public servants not being arrested for 4th amendment violations? 

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