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]
@suhrmesa Watertown is a "no gun" town. Bet they ALL wish they had a gun in their homes now.
Not sure if Boston Marathon bomber or guy who played kick-ass. #Watertown
The work cops are doing is unreal. UNREAL.
"Neither guy in custody is suspect 2, but one more still in residence "
@PGA27 elderly male
A subject was taken into custody. Identity not confirmed.
Police are putting too much attention to Watertown. This guy must be far away by now
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
This #manhunt has been brought to you by Honda.
@911BUFF: RIGHT NOW - 7 MORE BOMBS RECOVERED WHILE SEARCHING FOR SECOND SUSPECT. SOME AT HOUSE IN CAMBRIDGE AND SOME IN WATERTOWN. NBC.
First they were looking for a Honda CRV, then a Civic, now an Odyssey.
To think a 19 year old has shut our city down and brought so much fear into our lives. We will find him.#BostonStrong
But I should cut @fox25news some slack. It has been a long week. Honest mistake.
We've got evactuation on the brain. #itsbeenalongweek
Dear @BostonChildrens why did you force employees to take their vacation time when they have no choice to even leave their homes?
CORRECTION: White House situation room was activated. #bostonmarathon
They're going door to door checking homes... without warrants.
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.
Sec.of State John Kerry, Def.Secretary Chuck Hagel,& CIA Director John Brennan are meeting now at the WhiteHouse, according to a WH staffer.
I need sangria. And a burrito. How.
Detonation to be done on Norfolk Ave to make sure house is safe. Sounds precautionary.
"We've got several other new leads that just developed in the last few minutes and we're working on that."
New leads have developed in last few minutes.
Controlled explosion coming this afternoon in Cambridge, say state police.
#Breaking: CNN may or may not have been bought out by FOX, more info to come.
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
RT @giancasimiro: Did anyone else's RCN just die? Arlington area // Still up here in Roslindale
Gov. Patrick: Thanks members of public for respecting orders to stay indoors.
The governor's security detail all wearing bullet proof vests at the press conference here at command post.#WCVB
Looks like three SUVs carrying FBI Evidence Response Team just rolled in toward Norfolk St.pic.twitter.com/zwsp3O0fAJ
@richi so it's a good thing i followed you when you were only IT famous.
The full press conference from the uncle, powerful stuff: deadsp.in/Zxrsp7 via @Deadpsin
Adding to the list of far-flung agencies responding to Watertown is NH state police; just drove up in large armored vehicle.
So exhausted and stressed watching this news coverage- I need to step away from it, but I can't#Boston
.@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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@DanielAdams86 very serious man hunt up there. Very rare does the military assist with law enforcement and suspect searches.
Digital sign on Boston highway -pic.twitter.com/9o6FwAjorp
Hate to say it and hope I'm wrong but I fear this suspect2 is long gone from the area
So, there are now 2 helicopters hovering over us in Charlestown...
lol at people ripping CNN apart for focusing on trivial details and then RTing links about the bomber's real Twitter account being found
Scary to see the american army out in boston right now#watertown
Black helicopter appeared to land on other side of mall building. Staties now marching out. One copter still in air. pic.twitter.com/Gz1yuhs0Of
Family of officer killed:Our only solace is that Sean died bravely doing what he committed his life to - serving and protecting others #WCVB
Helicopters landing near us pic.twitter.com/zzr9UtDnr6
2 helicopters look to be military just flew over the command post; one is landing just behind the building we are staged at. #WCVB
Two black helicopters circling media area at arsenal mall. LANDING NOW pic.twitter.com/WRkzGwZzFs
Military helicopters just flew over Watertown area.
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I hear an ice cream truck outside right now on Park Drive in Fenway
I can hear my neighbors in other buildings listening to the Boston police scanner.
From Watertown: Relatively quiet for last 30 mins. Police still dealing with tense situation not tied to bomber. Search goes on.
Sounds like robot man is all clear, sounds like a diversion, planned or not, suspect2 is now probably further away
Sounds like New Hampshire State Police SWAT is en route to assist in Watertown.
.@wusa9 just leaked the address (d0xed) of the "suspects" uncle house live on tv. You just made them a target. Insanely irresponsible.
Saw people outside walking and laughing. They're either oblivious or stupid.
RT @EvanMAllen: I've never seen so many rifles drawn in a suburban area in my life. MSP said they're MNP 15 semi automatics.
Is the lockdown still in effect? Just woke up from a nap and of course News outlets are not really helping.
There are 9000-10,000 law enforcement personnel trying to find one guy right now. #ManHunt
Hearing word that there are some power outages in Malden. Any Melrosians currently without power? —MO
Photo essay on bombing suspect by BU student. Chilling in hindsight: nppa.org/node/60950
Power out in Medford (where we live) Malden and Everett. Anywhere else? Coincidence? #Boston
Took the dog outside for a minute and the feeling outside is eerie. Made me want to go right back in. Really warm out there though.
Another important point from the uncle, these individuals do not represent the larger ethic or religious groups to which they may belong
FOUR robots working on old dude still right now...
Suspects' uncle lives in Baltimore; says somebody radicalized his nephews but it wasn't his brother.#WCVB
Chechnya president: "You must look for the roots of their evil in America"
Boston bombing suspect's uncle: `Turn yourself in, and ask forgiveness' from the victims. (from @AP)
@loveofscience heard reports of a flurry of police activity down arsenal from press area. not related to suspect 2. IDK if there was arrest
The suspect's uncle seems like an absolute standup guy, good for him
Putin sends condolences to Obama Russia condemns barbaric crime says fight against terrorism requires global coordination (@mitchellreports)
MT @martinepowers: First time in recent memory that the T has ever been shut down for anything other than weather. Not even on 9/11.
Chechen president's kind of an asshole is.gd/A3QSKn
Meanwhile the suspect2 that everyone is supposed to be looking for just got farther away after that last guy was arrested by robots
There was a piece of evidence removed that looked like a silver lid. Didn't look mangled. Quickly placed in van. #Watertown
And they say there is no manufacturing in Mass.! SWAT team armored vehicles are made in Pittsfield, by LENCO - swattrucks.com/about.aspx
An "Arab" is looking out of window now reportedly
I was just commenting on my increasingly epic sunburn and a lovely journalist from Japan's Fuji TV offered me hers.
People waiting on the street in Cambridge.pic.twitter.com/7dCP2ozaJU
suspects uncle talking on msnbc right now, rather aggressively
This uncle scares the bejesus out if me too.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, former high school of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
Police checking car. pic.twitter.com/hSmIMneCpu
robot taking off this other guys jacket now, said to have a switch or something in his hand
US Capitol Police have evacuated the Capitol Visitors Center after a report of a suspicious package:twitter.com/EamonJavers/st…
What did I just hear?#boston
How far behind is CNN now?
@SpaceIndaver unbelievable right? May have just been a drunk or something acting suspiciously
#Watertown: Suspect 2 is not in custody. Police had engaged a suspicious individual they believed could have been holding an IED.
Did guy on CNN seriously just say the suspect didn't plan the escape very well? There's 1000 officers looking for him, no idea where he is!
Some idiot with something in his hand, officers were concerned, rightly so, but it was some other idiot
via @AzSulaiman, the names we should remember: Sean Collier, Lingzi Lu, Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell
Am Ex Corp Travel lady just laughed at me when I said I'm trying to get from NYC to Boston today.She said "Ma'am are you near a television?"
A dead man's switch is a switch that is automatically operated in case the human operator becomes incapacitated, such as through death.
however, this old guy they believe has a device (bomb) on him and they are waiting for bomb squad.
"this is not the suspect we are looking for."
#Watertown "Affirmitive, sir. He's in handcuffs."
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