Veni.Vidi.Vici.
Apparently the Boston bomber suspect wasn't armed when he was fired upon
April 24, 2013 at 9:51 PM

I just read an article that the bomber who holed up in a parked boat was unarmed. Is that even news worthy? He appears to be a legitimate suspect that bombed a public space killing and injuring people. Does it matter that he wasn't armed when he was running from law enforcement?


Although police feared he was heavily armed, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings had no firearms when he came under a barrage of police gunfire that struck the boat where he was hiding, according to multiple federal law enforcement officials.

Authorities said they were desperate to capture Dzhokhar Tsarnaev so he could be questioned. The FBI, however, declined to discuss what triggered the gunfire.

Video

Speaking at the memorial service of slain MIT police officer Sean Collier, who was killed while pursuing the Boston bombing suspects, Vice President Biden praised Collier as "a wonderful kid" and promised, “we will not yield to fear.”

Speaking at the memorial service of slain MIT police officer Sean Collier, who was killed while pursuing the Boston bombing suspects, Vice President Biden praised Collier as "a wonderful kid" and promised, “we will not yield to fear.”

Other law enforcement officials said the shooting may have been prompted by the chaos of the moment and some action that led the officers present to believe Tsarnaev had fired a weapon or was about to detonate explosives.

These new details emerged as investigators continued their examination of the movements and motives of Tsarnaev, 19, and his brother, Tamerlan, in last week’s coordinated bombing, which killed three people and wounded more than 250.

Replies

  • Aislinn
    by Aislinn
    April 24, 2013 at 9:52 PM

     Didn't he throw another bomb at the cops that did not detonate? I would call that being armed. And, I do not care, honestly. 

  • tooptimistic
    April 24, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Didn't he self inflict his throat injury?  How was he not armed if he did that?

  • SandyLaxner
    April 24, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Nope.

  • KreatingMe
    April 24, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Should they have baked him a cake? 

  • LauraKW
    by LauraKW
    April 24, 2013 at 10:04 PM
    Nope, not concerned that he wasn't armed at that moment.
  • LoveMyBoyK
    April 24, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    OMB, he and his psycho brother had been throwing explosives and shooting at the cops that morning, killed a cop in cold blood, were suspected of bombing the marathon and his brother had had a suicide vest on.  STOP THE PRESSES, THE COPS FELT THIS JAACKWIPE WAS A THREAT!!!! This shit really is getting ridiculous!!!


  • JoshRachelsMAMA
    JRM
    April 24, 2013 at 10:12 PM
    I am a retired cop as many of you know. I wondered this immediately. If he did not fire first then there's a problem. We are not here to execute. I could see however, a well placed shot to the neck by ONE shooter in the event they thought he was wearing a suicide vest.

    But, there's no evidence either way if he was definitively armed or not. Time will tell.
  • mommy2adandykid
    April 24, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Bin Ladin wasn't armed either........that's typically how this government works

  • MeAndTommyLee
    April 24, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    It does matter if the first reports are true that  authorities were shooting at him while in the boat if he was unarmed. 

  • KreatingMe
    April 24, 2013 at 10:24 PM


    Quoting mommy2adandykid:

    Bin Ladin wasn't armed either........that's typically how this government works

    What would you have liked the US to do with bin Laden? I'd love to hear this.