[Boston Terrible Things Open Thread]

Submitted by Gobgoblue on April 19th, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Shots have been fired and at least 1 officer has died.  There are 2 suspects.  One is caught, the other is still at large, but police are expanding the perimeter.  

The police and MSP are treating these suspects as the Boston marathon suspects.  They are armed with grenades, home-made bombs, and assault weapons.

Police scanner if you wish: http://t.co/I1stA1IjKG

This guy is live-tweeting it: https://twitter.com/alertnewengland

What the hell is up with humanity.  Godspeed all involved and prayers/thoughts with the officer who was killed.  

Mod edit: Changed the title to make this the open thread for Boston topics today. New threads are highly discouraged and will almost certainly be removed; this forum topic is fine for discussion today. JGB.


turd ferguson

April 19th, 2013 at 1:25 AM ^

I'd be careful about trusting that guy.  I don't know much, obviously, but people were accusing him of putting out false information before anything even happened tonight.  He could be completely legitimate, but information is messy with situations like this.


April 19th, 2013 at 11:59 AM ^

This is meta, but how do you embed tweets like that?  I've copied the code from 'Embed Tweet' on Twitter and switched to plain text editor on here, pasted, but when I post it just shows up as an ordinary blockquote.


April 19th, 2013 at 1:37 AM ^

THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SHOOTING NOR DOES HE HAVE ANY EXPLOSIVES. This is robbery suspect who is fleeing the scene and has made his way to the campus of MIT. Still a dangerous situation.

Stephen Y

April 19th, 2013 at 1:51 AM ^

I do not understand what would compel someone to harm innocent lives.  Fucking assholes.  If you aren't happy with the world then take your own life, not others.


April 19th, 2013 at 2:55 AM ^

CNN is more concerned with the fact that there is a naked suspect being questioned... bcus he is naked. And Naked is big news. Naked, Naked, Naked. (CNN is crap).