|Sports world cheers at news of arrest in Marathon bombing case||04.19.13 at 9:36 pm ET|
The crowd at Scottrade Center just cheered the announcement that Boston has apprehended their suspect. Great work, Boston. #bostonstrong
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) April 20, 2013
Crowd here at Scottrade Center chanting “U-S-A” after #stlblues alert fans on Jumbo-tron that suspect in marathon bombs has been captured.
— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) April 20, 2013
— Amanda Rykoff (@amandarykoff) April 20, 2013
Now Citi Field shows on the scoreboard “All New Yorkers support the Boston Police Department.” #BostonStrong
— Amanda Comak (@acomak) April 20, 2013
At Rangers Ballpark, they just announced to the crowd that Suspect 2 is in custody in Boston. Then played Sweet Caroline.
— Joe McCann (@JoeMcCann3) April 20, 2013
Crowd at Great American Ball Park chants “USA!” after scoreboard flashes “Suspect alive and in custody”
— Joe Capozzi (@joecapMARLINS) April 20, 2013
Video board at Tropicana Field announces capture of 2nd suspect in Boston bombing; crowd roars + standing ovation: twitter.com/RaysBaseball/s…
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 20, 2013
#bostonpd you guys are unreal! Awesome job!
— Nick Punto (@Shredderpunto) April 20, 2013
|Boston sports scene reacts to arrest of Marathon bombing suspect||04.19.13 at 9:13 pm ET|
Shortly after the news broke that the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing case was in custody, the Boston sports scene reacted with happiness, as well as thanks for those who played a role in his capture.
Thank You All Law Enforcements!!!! #Heroes
— Dustin Pedroia (@15Lasershow) April 20, 2013
So proud to be a part of this great city. #BostonStrong
— Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) April 20, 2013
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) April 20, 2013
Gotta give a round of applause to our police men and women, and FBI and everyone who took part in executing this task. Awesome job.
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) April 20, 2013
Let us all applaud those who keep us safe and remember to assist all of those who have been hurt in this.
— Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) April 20, 2013
— Jenny Dell (@JennyDellNESN) April 20, 2013
A great deal of appreciation for the work by the various agencies involved, both local and national. A job well done. #BostonManhunt
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 20, 2013
Awesome job by the law enforcement, thank you!!! And to take him alive, what a feeling! #bostonstrong
— Joel Hanrahan (@hanrahan52) April 20, 2013
|Boston Police Department: ‘The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody’||04.19.13 at 8:51 pm ET|
The Boston Police Department tweeted the following at 8:45 p.m.
Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the area. Stand by for further info.
— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013
The suspect, of course, is 19-year-old college student Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect sought in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. He is reportedly alive and being taken to a hospital.
CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.
— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013
The resolution of the matter occurred more than two hours after police activity on Franklin Street in Watertown intensified on Friday evening, with shots being heard on the street shortly after the shelter-in-place order was lifted. Eventually, Tsarnaev was captured hiding out in a boat parked in a backyard after an extended standoff with police. After he was taken alive, he left in am ambulance and was hospitalized in serious condition with unspecified injuries, police said.
The news that Tsarnaev was captured caused a large cheer to reverberate around the Watertown neighboorhood, one that started with applause among law enforcement officers and then cheering that stretched to the onlookers who were gathered a few blocks away.
After the news broke, Boston Mayor Tom Menino tweeted, “We got him,” along with a photo of himself talking to the police commissioner.
The family of 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was one of three people killed on Monday, issued a statement.
“Tonight, our family applauds the entire law enforcement community for a job well done, and trust that our justice system will now do its job,” it read in part.
In addition to the incident in Watertown, police announced three other people were taken into custody for questioning at an off-campus housing complex at the University of the Massachusetts at Dartmouth where Tsarnaev may have lived.
After Tsarnaev was taken into custody late Friday, President Barack Obama — who labeled the suspects “terrorists” — said the arrest “closed an important chapter in this tragedy,” but added that there are still questions.
“The families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers,” said Obama.
“We will determine what happened,” Obama added. “We will investigate any association that these terrorists may have had, and we’ll continue to do whatever we have to do to keep our people safe.”
|MBTA service resumes as shelter-in-place order lifted in Boston||04.19.13 at 7:33 pm ET|
Shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday, the MBTA announced the resumption of public transportation service and the shelter-in-place advisory was lifted. In a press conference, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced, “We can return to living our lives.” Still, at the time of the lifting of the advisory, the second suspect in Monday’s Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, had not been apprehended, and so residents were urged to remain vigilant. However, less than one hour later, residents of Franklin Street in Watertown had a resumption of the shelter-in-place order due to what was officially described as heavy police activity. Several reports suggested that the police had cornered Tsarnaev.
|BPD: No arrests made in bombing case||04.17.13 at 2:44 pm ET|
Despite conflicting reports that an arrest had been made earlier on Wednesday, the Boston Police Department and U.S. Attorney’s Office issued statements Wednesday afternoon that said no arrest had been made in the Marathon bombing case.
In addition, the FBI issued a similar statement Wednesday afternoon: “Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting.”
|Boston Athletic Association issues statement regarding Boston Marathon bombing||04.15.13 at 10:16 pm ET|
The Boston Athletic Association issued a statement regarding the bombing near the Boston Marathon finish line Monday:
“The Boston Athletic Association extends its deepest sympathies to all those who were affected in any way by today’s events.
“Today is a sad day for the City of Boston, for the running community, and for all those who were here to enjoy the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. What was intended to be a day of joy and celebration quickly became a day in which running a marathon was of little importance.
“We can confirm that all of the remaining runners who were out on the course when the tragic events unfolded have been returned to a community meeting area.
“At this time, runners’ bags in Boston which remain unclaimed may be picked up by runners presenting their bib number or proof of race participation at the Castle, at 101 Arlington Street, in Boston.
“At this time, we are cooperating with the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and all federal law enforcement officials.
“We would like to thank the countless people from around the world who have reached out to support us today.”
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|Two dead, several injured in blast at Marathon finish||04.15.13 at 3:12 pm ET|
Multiple explosions that took place at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon have resulted in two deaths and close to 100 injuries, according to the Boston Police Department.
Just after 3 p.m. on a clear day, about three hours after the winners crossed the finish line to cheers in downtown Boston, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later. According to several reports, the first blast was in the vicinity of Marathon Sports on Boylston Street on the sidewalk, and the second was further up the street toward Mass. Ave.
According to the Associated Press, bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been set up to care for runners in Copley Square. Police wove through competitors as they ran back toward the course to try and assist.
According to multiple reports, other explosive devices were discovered in the wake of the first two blasts, all of which were rendered safe as of shortly after 5 p.m.
As of late Monday afternoon, Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed they were treating 19 victims from the blast. Shortly after 5 p.m., it was reported that MGH was housing 22 patients, six of them in critical condition. WCVB-TV is reporting Brigham and Women’s Hospital was treating between 18 to 20 people, with two of them in critical condition.
“We still do not know who did this or why and people should not jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. But, make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this,” said President Barack Obama in a press conference held late in the afternoon. “Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice.
“The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight,” he added.
“This is a horrific day in Boston,” Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said in a statement.
“My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured. I have been in touch with the president, Mayor (Thomas) Menino and our public safety leaders. Our focus is on making sure that the area around Copley Square is safe and secured. I am asking everyone to stay away from Copley Square and let the first responders do their jobs.”
Boston Police commissioner Ed Davis said in a press conference shortly before 5 p.m. that there was a third explosion at the JFK Library, but was uncertain at this time if all the events were related. (He did add that he did not believe anyone was hurt in the incident at the JFK Library. Later on Monday, a library spokesman said it was a fire-related incident.) Davis also provided two numbers: (617) 635-4500 is Mayor’s Hotline for people trying to locate individuals who may be missing, while 1-800-494-TIPS should be used to report suspicious activity.
More information as this story develops.
|Scott edges Cabrera for Masters victory||04.14.13 at 8:09 pm ET|
Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters on Sunday, edging Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a playoff on a rainy day at Augusta National to take home the green jacket. After a dramatic finish in regulation that saw Scott and then Cabrera birdie the 72nd hole that allowed them to both finish at -9 and force a playoff, Scott connected on a birdie on the second playoff hole for the win. Jason Day was third at -7, while Tiger Woods and Marc Leishman were tied for fourth at -5.
|Tiger Woods avoids disqualification, penalized two strokes at Master’s||04.13.13 at 11:01 am ET|
After an illegal drop on the 15th hold at the Masters Tournament on Friday, the tournament’s Rules Committee decided not to disqualify the world’s top-ranked golfer. Instead, he was assessed a two-stroke penalty.
The Rules Committee issued the following explanation:
Yesterday afternoon, the Rules Committee was made aware of a possible Rules violation that involved a drop by Tiger Woods at the 15th hole.
In preparation for his fifth shot, the player dropped his ball in close proximity to where he had played his third shot in apparent conformance with Rule 26. After being prompted by a television viewer, the Rules Committee reviewed a video of the shot while he was playing the 18th hole. At that moment and based on that evidence, the Committee determined he had complied with the Rules.
After he signed his scorecard, and in a television interview subsequent to the round, the player stated that he played further from the point than where he had played his third shot. Such action would constitute playing from the wrong place.
The subsequent information provided by the player’s interview after he had completed play warranted further review and discussion with him this morning. After meeting with the player, it was determined that he had violated Rule 26, and he was assessed a two-stroke penalty. The penalty of disqualification was waived by the Committee under Rule 33 as the Committee had previously reviewed the information and made its initial determination prior to the finish of the player’s round.
Chairman, Competition Committees
The penalty left Woods one stroke under par through two rounds, five strokes behind tournament leader Jason Day.
|Hamilton home of Michael Carter-Williams catches fire during Syracuse’s NCAA tournament win||03.24.13 at 9:48 am ET|
The Hamilton home belonging to Mandy Carter-Zegarowski, the mother of Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams, caught fire Saturday night during the Orangemen’s 66-60 NCAA tournament win over California in San Jose, Calif.
Carter-Zegarowski was in attendance at the game at the time of the incident, which was classified as a three-alarm fire. The Hamilton Patch reported nobody was injured in the blaze. According to a source, Carter-Williams, a sophomore at Syracuse who is a projected first-round pick in this year’s NBA draft, remained a resident of the Hamilton address when not in school. He finished with 12 points in the win over the Golden Bears.
Carter-Williams spent one year at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School before spending his remaining high school years at St. Andrews School in Barrington, R.I.
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