Friday, 19 April 2013

Is a missing Brown University student the Boston Marathon bombing suspect?

Is a missing Brown University student the Boston Marathon bombing suspect?, Early Friday morning during a press conference the Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis reported that the suspect that the police had been looking for in connection to the Boston Marathon bombing had been shot and killed, and suspect number two is still at large.

It all began on Thursday night when an officer responding to a report of a disturbance on the MIT campus. The officer was shot multiple times, according to a statement from the Middlesex district attorney's office and Cambridge police.

In another area of Watertown, witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots and explosions at about 1 a.m. Friday (see video). Shortly afterwards there were sketchy reports of a stolen Mercedes and a man who was being detained and was ordered to remove all his clothing before he was arrested, according to the Birkshire Eagle.

State police spokesman David Procopio said, "The incident in Watertown did involve what we believe to be explosive devices possibly, potentially, being used against the police officers."

According to the Daily Grind the Boston Police Department has identified one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects as Ivy League student, Sunil Tripathi. Although during the early Friday morning press conference by the Davis, his name was not mentioned.

To some Sunil's name is familiar as he is a philosophy major at Brown University who went missing from his home at 204 Angel Street in Providence, RI on March 18. The Providence Journal reported that he left his wallet, ID cards, credit cards and cell phone in his room.

Shortly after Sunil went missing his brother and sister, Ravi Tripathi and Sangeeta Tripathi, told WPRI that several area businesses have been reviewing their surveillance videos for any signs of the 22-year-old. Sunil was seen on a surveillance camera near the university, but he was never located.

Curiously the FBI was involved in the search for Sunil and the Providence Police Department and the Brown University Department of Public Safety stated they had expanded their search to Boston, Connecticut, New York and Philadelphia. The FBI is not called in for a case where a student goes missing unless there is other particulars involved. Is it possible the FBI may have suspected something from the beginning?

On March 12, just before Sunil disappeared the police responded to Pine Street and Tower Hill Drive in Hanover, MA after someone reported seeing a bright flash and hearing two explosions. Two unexploded devices were found at the scene, reports the Pundit Press.

During the press conference early Friday morning the police stated that suspect number two, who is the suspect in the white cap is still at large and is believed to be a terrorist.

The Watertown police have asked citizens to stay indoors and if they see anything unusual or someone other than the police come to their door they are to call 911.

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