Something a little different today: I'm glued to Twitter, watching events unfold in Boston's Watertown surburb. Watch along with me, as I curate the story in tweets from people on the ground...
[If you're just joining us, go to Page 2 and read from the bottom up; all timestamps GMT-1, 5 hours ahead of Eastern; apologies in advance for any bad language that slips through]
evelynsarah10:35pm via Web
wondering what the #NRA position is on #IED#boston #watertown
lookupfolks10:34pm via Twitter for iPad
@suhrmesa Watertown is a "no gun" town. Bet they ALL wish they had a gun in their homes now.
XRayCollins10:30pm via TweetDeck
The #bostonmarathon Bombers looked too confident. They must have viewed a previous marathon and studied the security. @msnbc
Rays_Al_Ghul10:30pm via Web
Not sure if Boston Marathon bomber or guy who played kick-ass. #Watertown
stoolpresidente10:29pm via HootSuite
The work cops are doing is unreal. UNREAL.
MichaelSkolnik10:28pm via TweetDeck
"Neither guy in custody is suspect 2, but one more still in residence "
CitrusFruits10:28pm via Web
@PGA27 elderly male
MichaelSkolnik10:27pm via TweetDeck
A subject was taken into custody. Identity not confirmed.
ChristyLynnLSU10:22pm via Web
Not confirmed that it's him. 2 males and 1 female cuffed. #Boston #Watertown
KatyStrssRelief10:14pm via Twitter for Android
Basically @J_tsar is the needle and #Watertownis the haystack.
Zanebunny10:14pm via Twitter for iPhone
Police are putting too much attention to Watertown. This guy must be far away by now
glaimer10:13pm via Twitter for BlackBerry®
How bout if the news isn't a 100% sure about something, they shouldn't make **** up and just say "we don't know anything" #BostonMarathon
Thedodgeretort10:00pm via HootSuite
It Wasn't Sunil Tripathi: The Anatomy of a Misinformation Disaster. ow.ly/keWcv#BostonMarathon Wrong names spread like wildfire.
SpokaneFAVS10:00pm via TweetDeck
#Muslim leaders: We stand against #terrorism -bit.ly/ZxYGVr #bostonmarathon
HDutchess249:52pm via Twitter for Android
#CNN, please stop using the #BostonMarathonterrorists' names. You are giving them glory for their atrocities
DTurley9:51pm via Tweetbot for iOS
If I have learned anything from the#BostonMarathon disaster it is that all traditional media outlets are completely worthless. @CNN@nypost
don95129:49pm via Twitter for iPhone
@cnnbrk quit putting idiots on TV.#BostonMarathon
HutJuchti9:47pm via Web
Wow! Suspect`s mother talks on tv like nothing happened. Her oldest son just died but she gives an interview. lol #bostonmarathon #watertown
PeriodistaOrtiz9:47pm via Web
#BOSTONMARATHON Suspects' mother via phone: "HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN? THIS IS A SETUP!" reports @CNN.
MrInTheMud9:47pm via Vine - Make a Scene
THESE are our best and brightest agents???#WeAreSOBoned #BostonMarathonvine.co/v/bU6LiZZYlL1
hitsuzinouta9:45pm via Tweet Button
YourAnonNews9:37pm via TweetDeck
This #manhunt has been brought to you by Honda.
politics_1239:36pm via txt
@911BUFF: RIGHT NOW - 7 MORE BOMBS RECOVERED WHILE SEARCHING FOR SECOND SUSPECT. SOME AT HOUSE IN CAMBRIDGE AND SOME IN WATERTOWN. NBC.
YourAnonNews9:33pm via TweetDeck
First they were looking for a Honda CRV, then a Civic, now an Odyssey.
lindsayk159:20pm via Twitter for iPhone
“A message to the Boston Marathon bomber still on the loose...
SamZComedy9:19pm via Twitter for iPhone
Just curious, has the CIA and/or FBI checked the local wrestling gyms? Apparently he was into that... @cnnbrk @CNN #manhunt #Watertown
The_Firkins9:19pm via Twitter for iPhone
Anyone else think the dad radicalized the older son? #watertown #bostonterror #BostonMarathon
andythebean9:19pm via TweetDeck
Whoa RT @jw2840: There goes the neighborhood. #watertownpic.twitter.com/JWwvGRclUX
peachy_tweets6:10pm via Twitter for iPad
Living in a ghost town right now You can run but you can't hide #wewillfindyou #bostonstrong#prayforboston
go_hammm6:10pm via Web
sorry bro you pick the wrong city to mess with#massholes #BostonStrong
lkw7256:10pm via Twitter for iPhone
To think a 19 year old has shut our city down and brought so much fear into our lives. We will find him.#BostonStrong
AFSP_OR6:09pm via HootSuite
RT @800273TALK: Need counseling after the#BostonMarathon? @distressline is here 24/7 to offer free counseling & support. 1-800-985-5990.
ericylai6:08pm via HootSuite
@richi @kmingis Really great work you guys...
ODitor6:05pm via Web
Sigh. RT @morisy Originally said ‘Evacuated’. Oops. “@fox25news: CORRECTION: White House situation room was activated. #bostonmarathon”
MichaelSkolnik5:58pm via TweetDeck
But I should cut @fox25news some slack. It has been a long week. Honest mistake.
fox25news5:55pm via TweetDeck
We've got evactuation on the brain. #itsbeenalongweek
YourAnonNews5:55pm via TweetDeck
Dear @BostonChildrens why did you force employees to take their vacation time when they have no choice to even leave their homes?
fox25news5:54pm via TweetDeck
CORRECTION: White House situation room was activated. #bostonmarathon
JackalAnon5:54pm via TweetDeck
They're going door to door checking homes... without warrants.
thebenwhitehead5:54pm via Web
I hope they stop calling this a manhunt. He is no man. He is a coward. Call it what it is. #CowardHunt#BostonStrong #BPD
MichaelSkolnik5:53pm via TweetDeck
major mistake from @fox25news. The White House situation room has been activated. Meaning there is a meeting in it. #Phew
acarvin5:44pm via TweetDeck
I've backed up all of @J_tsar's tweets and giving them a read. First impression: Chechen teen who likes hip hop, hanging out and partying.
MichaelSkolnik5:44pm via TweetDeck
Sec.of State John Kerry, Def.Secretary Chuck Hagel,& CIA Director John Brennan are meeting now at the WhiteHouse, according to a WH staffer.
PGA275:42pm via Web
the apocalypse? @SamWalkerOBX: Closer look at the iridescent cloud over #OBX right now @ChrisMottram@wxbrad pic.twitter.com/JKMrJTnuvg”
VictSolomon5:41pm via HootSuite
I need sangria. And a burrito. How.
SierraSez5:39pm via Twitter for iPhone
My childhood was spent visiting Norfolk St in Cambridge. My grandmother lived there for decades.#home #boston #BostonStrong
DanielAdams865:39pm via Twitter for iPhone
Detonation to be done on Norfolk Ave to make sure house is safe. Sounds precautionary.
stealfinder5:38pm via HootSuite
Sickening. RT @dkiesow: .@CNN is claiming this is the real account for suspect #2: dmk.im/Z5ya75Confirmed with friends.
taylordobbs5:38pm via Web
"We've got several other new leads that just developed in the last few minutes and we're working on that."
fox25news5:37pm via TweetDeck
New leads have developed in last few minutes.
jessbidgood5:37pm via Twitter for iPhone
Controlled explosion coming this afternoon in Cambridge, say state police.
YourAnonNews5:36pm via TweetDeck
#Breaking: CNN may or may not have been bought out by FOX, more info to come.
juliehallboston5:35pm via Twitter for iPhone
Poor #mumbles. He loves this city like we do. Hate that this is how his last term ends. Tho glad he's still in versus some newbie
universalhub5:33pm via TweetDeck
RT @giancasimiro: Did anyone else's RCN just die? Arlington area // Still up here in Roslindale
BostonGlobe5:33pm via HootSuite
Gov. Patrick: Thanks members of public for respecting orders to stay indoors.
lindstucker5:33pm via Instagram
Black hawk behind a tree. #manhunt #boston#watertown #stayinsideinstagram.com/p/YSwwx6RGbk/
EmilyWCVB5:32pm via Twitter for iPhone
The governor's security detail all wearing bullet proof vests at the press conference here at command post.#WCVB
SchwartzHub5:32pm via Twitter for iPhone
Looks like three SUVs carrying FBI Evidence Response Team just rolled in toward Norfolk St.pic.twitter.com/zwsp3O0fAJ
PatchouliW5:30pm via Twitter for Android
@richi so it's a good thing i followed you when you were only IT famous.
ChrisVillani445:29pm via TweetDeck
The full press conference from the uncle, powerful stuff: deadsp.in/Zxrsp7 via @Deadpsin
DanielAdams865:27pm via Twitter for iPhone
Adding to the list of far-flung agencies responding to Watertown is NH state police; just drove up in large armored vehicle.
Meaghz5:26pm via Twitter for iPhone
So exhausted and stressed watching this news coverage- I need to step away from it, but I can't#Boston
DanielAdams865:23pm via Twitter for iPhone
.@KevinBolden good point. No effort is being spared. The amount of officers here is staggering. Seen units from Nashua, Peabody, Lowell etc
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KevinBolden5:19pm via Twitter for iPhone
@DanielAdams86 very serious man hunt up there. Very rare does the military assist with law enforcement and suspect searches.
YourAnonNews5:18pm via TweetDeck
Digital sign on Boston highway -pic.twitter.com/9o6FwAjorp
PGA275:18pm via Web
Hate to say it and hope I'm wrong but I fear this suspect2 is long gone from the area
brianjdamico5:16pm via TweetDeck
Might be Metro MOP motorcycle unit RT @choley: Lots of this downtown. Intersection of Causeway and Lomasney. #boston pic.twitter.com/9LtXo1HI93
culturejunkie5:14pm via HootSuite
So, there are now 2 helicopters hovering over us in Charlestown...
Mister_Wang5:13pm via Web
lol at people ripping CNN apart for focusing on trivial details and then RTing links about the bomber's real Twitter account being found
Cyber_War_News5:12pm via TweetDeck
Scary to see the american army out in boston right now#watertown
DanielAdams865:11pm via Camera on iOS
Black helicopter appeared to land on other side of mall building. Staties now marching out. One copter still in air. pic.twitter.com/Gz1yuhs0Of
AtwaterWCVB5:11pm via Twitter for iPhone
Family of officer killed:Our only solace is that Sean died bravely doing what he committed his life to - serving and protecting others #WCVB
jessbidgood5:10pm via Twitter for iPhone
Helicopters landing near us pic.twitter.com/zzr9UtDnr6
EmilyWCVB5:10pm via Twitter for iPhone
2 helicopters look to be military just flew over the command post; one is landing just behind the building we are staged at. #WCVB
DanielAdams865:09pm via Camera on iOS
Two black helicopters circling media area at arsenal mall. LANDING NOW pic.twitter.com/WRkzGwZzFs
SeanKellyTV5:08pm via Echofon
Military helicopters just flew over Watertown area.
KingEllis5:08pm via Web
@MrJohnnyHolmes @JohnR_FMF "There is a jumper on the bridge. It might not be a jumper, it might be a sweater vest." -CNN
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susantran5:07pm via Echofon
RT @7News: Officer Donohue - injured in shootout - stabilized, had surgery Friday morning. #7News#BostonMarathon pic.twitter.com/gE9eM9Z58s
lchechette5:06pm via TweetDeck
Love it! RT @BuzzFeedNews: Select @DunkinDonutsin Boston are open to take care of the needs of law enforcement.
NoelFisher5:06pm via Twitter for iPad
I hear an ice cream truck outside right now on Park Drive in Fenway
MichaelSkolnik5:05pm via TweetDeck
still got robots on top of him looking for bomb --> RT @tonymbove: @MichaelSkolnik Where is the old guy you keep talking about??
mvarmazis5:05pm via Tweetbot for iOS
I can hear my neighbors in other buildings listening to the Boston police scanner.
SeanKellyTV5:05pm via Echofon
From Watertown: Relatively quiet for last 30 mins. Police still dealing with tense situation not tied to bomber. Search goes on.
PGA275:03pm via Web
Sounds like robot man is all clear, sounds like a diversion, planned or not, suspect2 is now probably further away
brianjdamico5:02pm via TweetDeck
Sounds like New Hampshire State Police SWAT is en route to assist in Watertown.
YourAnonNews5:01pm via TweetDeck
.@wusa9 just leaked the address (d0xed) of the "suspects" uncle house live on tv. You just made them a target. Insanely irresponsible.
NoelFisher5:01pm via Twitter for iPad
Saw people outside walking and laughing. They're either oblivious or stupid.
amythinking5:00pm via Twitter for BlackBerry
#FF @richi @ryderjaphy
BostonGlobe5:00pm via HootSuite