Reports: Watertown, Mass.-area carjacking possibly related to MIT shooting, police chase, explosions, gunfight [pics, video]

Whoa. Twitchy told you about the fatal shooting of a police officer at MIT earlier tonight. According to Twitter users in the Boston area, there’s a frenzy of law enforcement activity after a carjacking that may be related to the campus shooting.

Hmm. We’ll see:

Writer/MIT prof Seth Mnookin tweeted from the scene on campus as the latest chaos ensued:

The suspects reportedly have “long guns:”


Twitchy will continue to monitor and update with breaking developments.

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Several reports on Twitter, via police scanner, that officers have been told to power down their cell phones to avoid triggering possible IEDs.

Two suspects now in custody?

Or is second man still out there?

More from Mnookin on scene:

Just wow:

Now, as of 1:30am-ish Eastern activity related and a lockdown at Children’s Hospital:

1:39am Eastern: “We do not have a second suspect in custody.”

Another person live-tweeting from scene in Watertown:

1:45am Eastern. Police scanner traffic indicates suspect at large is “Middle Eastern” looking male, clean shaven, wearing a blue shirt with a “Christmas style” hat bearing a snowflake.

Mt. Auburn Hospital reportedly on Code Black:

And more:

2:12am Eastern. A perimeter has been set up around a house on Hazel St.

2:49am Eastern. The hunt for the fugitive suspect continues. The Boston Globe runs a front page headline declaring the Watertown suspects the same suspects identified in the Boston Marathon bombing. Scanner traffic now indicating that the suspect at large is the same Boston Marathon bombing suspect who wore a white hat in the pics released to the public.


Named: Suspects identified on police scanner as Mike Mulugeta, Sunil Tripathi; one ‘suspect is running’

Boston Marathon suspect Sunil Tripathi in a Che Guevara t-shirt

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    Sirota on suicide watch…along with many libs. I’m glad lefties don’t like guns.

    • rinodino

      Not from the new picture, middle eastern dark skin my butt

      • $4356589

        This is going to make everyone’s heads explode: Bomber #2 is “missing” Brown University student, Sunil Tripathi. Non-white? Yes. American citizen? Yes. Name that racist idiots will assume is Muslim, but isn’t? Yes.

        • Jillane Kent

          I work with a muslim named Paul and he has a surname that is the same as a past American president. One cannot, generally, tell religious affiliation from a name alone as many individuals with “muslim” sounding names are Christian or some other faith. I have edited to add that ABC is reporting that they are Muslim brothers from the Chechnya.

        • b_truit


        • DeBaliviere

          Chechen Muzzies: Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

        • Jillane Kent

          Your information has now been proven incorrect. Do you care to retract it or was it simply your intention to blow the race card whistle?

      • b_truit

        Haha I got yelled at yesterday by you libs. And guess what, they are foreign like I called it. Umm I told you so.

        • rinodino

          While easily skipping the dark skin Mediterranean Muhammad Abdul part that so many on here all week claimed …. But other than that you were right!!! Good job

  • Big__Nate

    Like I said…”The sleepers have arisen”.

  • Booker

    Thank you law enforcement. Catch those bastards.

  • kate_middleton

    This is crazy. And if its somehow not related to Monday’s bombing, that is even crazier.

  • LinTaylor

    It looks like they’re officially calling it, the guys involved in the chase ARE the bombing suspects (Black Hat Guy and White Hat Guy). Reportedly one has been shot and killed, while the other is still being chased by the cops.

    Of course, I hope this doesn’t turn out to be MORE media screwing up.

  • Republicanvet

    These are not home grown terrorists or naive imported jihadis. These guys have training.

  • Guest

    One of the suspects in the shooting and Boston bombing, ‘missing’ Brown University student Sunil Tripathi:

    The other suspect: Mike Mulugeta and his POSSIBLE twitter:

    • WVS

      Well, don’t that just beat all…that violent right-wing extremist domestic terrorist angry white man conservative standing there in his red Che T-shirt.

      • WVS

        Sincere apologies to Tripathi and his family. Hope he’s all right. No apologies to Che.

        So let’s revise: That violent right-wing extremist domestic terrorist angry white man conservative turns out to be a Chechen Muslim who spent time in Kyrgyzstan (so Twitter tells me…I’m learning to be skeptical).

    • DeBaliviere

      *Brown* University…now that’s just raaaaacist!

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    If the report about Sunil Tripathi is true, I don’t think anybody was expecting the bomber to be an Indian Hindu. One report says that his family had tweeted thanks to a man that ran the marathon as a fundraiser for his search…..

    • DurkaDurka

      I expected him to be a Liberal/Marxist or a Muslim, or both. I wasn’t disappointed.

  • Liberty

    So much conflicting info. One suspect in custody. One still on the run? And 1 dead? Does that mean there are 3? Or one isn’t dead? Or what? I need to go to bed but I want to stay up & listen.

  • stillinthe60s

    Sounds like these guys were cocked, locked and ready to rock. Blitzer was right.

  • fivegreatkids

    he just posted on line – “i will kill you like you killed my brother” (I don’t tweet)

    • Warren Dew