5:43 pm Pacific Update: “It’s over,” an MSNBC source is saying. “The suspect [19 year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev] is in custody and alive. A medic has been called for.” Another source confirms same.
Bloody “Johhkar” Tsarnaev after being apprehended by law enforcement officials.
4:25 pm Pacific: News reports are indicating that the second Boston Marathon bomber, 19 year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, may have possibly been hit in a hail of gunfire and is possibly bleeding to death in the back of a boat in somebody’s backyard in Watertown.
I’ve just seen an amateur video of a very recent shooting in Watertown, and the gunfire (presumably from the police) was pretty intense. 40, 50 rounds at least. It went on for ten or twelve seconds. The finale of The Wild Bunch, the bank robbery sequence in Heat.
5:20 pm Update: The boat is on fire?
How long can it take to confirm yea or nay? Send shooters into the area, surround the guy, bring it to a close. The guy was reportedly shot and bleeding ( a woman found a blood trail in her back yard) and was probably hiding in the boat all day.
I’m not advocating this for obvious reasons, but in my heart of hearts I’d like to see the action covered via three or four helmet-cams. I know this sounds intemperate, but on a certain level this is a televised event (half Cops, half Hunger Games) with an audience that wants some level of satisfaction. Safety and security for lawmen and bystanders is paramount, of course, but I’m a little bit used to things happening in a Michael Mann sort of way and I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to feeling impatient earlier today as the hours dragged on. How many hundreds of guys on the side of the law vs. one 19 year-old kid who may or may not have an IED strapped to his chest?
“Johh-kar”‘s accomplice in the Boston Marathon bombing, older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed last night by cops.