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school and college friends we talk to his manager at the pool at harvard where he had a job, you know, everyone i can say again and again we just keep hearing disbelief wolf, many didn't believe he had brother and they can't believe this is the suspect. they are on his twitter page now, he has tweeted since the bombing 12 tweets, retweets, wolf, they are on his twitter page saying please turn yourself in. >> i want to break in, looks like they are getting ready for a news conference. deb is over there, what are you picking up. >> it looks like a young man is being arrested. this does not -- it's not clear, this is definitely not the suspect, this is definitely not the guy they are looking for but he is a young man, got a backpack, a red hat, a
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baseball cap, hand on his head right now and a state police officer has his hand on the person's shoulder, the other hand on his firearm and there's another state trooper who is also sort of standing guard. it could be just coincidental that this young guy was trying to walk towards an area that, right now, is being investigated. there is no, here is wearing a backpack, but no bomb squad. looks like this person is trying to get some place he shouldn't have been trying to get to so they stopped him and he has his hands on his head and is just standing there with the two state police. wolf? >> that's a pretty dramatic scene, chris comeau as we hear those words from deb ferric from this individual, we have no idea who he is. >> no idea who he is, why they are taking him into custody, we
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do know they asked for a russian translator, 30 different agencies, boston's finest, 10 different locations we're told they are looking at now, there's going to a lot of activity and an abundance of caution especially as this picture of this suspect starts to emerge, all his friends say he is a great kid and a great wrestler, in stark contrast to him in jihad eye situations and some of the things they are finding from him online, the other layer wolf is we're learning is his nonchalant in the aftermath of the bombings, the tweeting heat put out, tweeting about claire continue, an alletter gee medicine, different looks at who this man could be. >> if you lacked at it, we haven't seen the video, but law enforcement authorities, we have seen the video after the bombs went off, at that boston marathon, they described the two suspects, we believe they
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are these two brothers, one of whom is now dead, the other on the loose, nonchalantly cavalierly walking away confident, cool, as if nothing had happened, even though two bombs within a matter of 12 or 14 seconds went off. let's go thaw this news conference and get an update what is going on. >> you need to do something? >> garden everyone, some comments we want to make, the chief of the water town police force, chief deveaux. we're not going to able to take questions, i'm sorry, i know you have many. first of all, i want to -- we all want to thank the members
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of the public who have respected our request to stay indoors. we know what an inconvenience it is in water town and in cambridge in particular, that really surrounds the areas where we have asked for this but it's been enormously important and herself to the many many in law enforcement who are trying to do their job and we thank all of you for helping to get that message out. the stay indoor request remains in effect, there are continuing developments in the investigation which we'll be able to talk about, not now but later, but it is important that folks remain indoors and not open the door, keep the doors locked and not open the door unless there is a uniformed identified law enforcement officer on the other side of it requesting to come inside. i think that's all i want to offer, mr. mayor? >> thank you governor, thank you all for being here with us
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today, thank you for your patience. the public officials, the state police, boston police, the local guys are working on this the last several days and also the citizens obviously affected ... [ inaudible ] >> like the governor said don't let anybody into your apartment unless they are identified as a public safety official going forward. and for the next few days, hours, we'll have to be patient and public safety, we'll try to make sure the public safety is protected the best we can. we will keep the public informed as we get the information so be patient but i mean as the mayor of the city of boston, we're one city, we're in a community, but a city that is not going to let
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the terrorists win over, we're going to work hard and get through this, and we'll move forward. thank you very much. [ ♪ ♪ ] >> garden folks, i'm the colonel superintendent of the massachusetts state police. i want to thank you for your patience. i know we said we would be out here at 10:30 and we're obviously way behind but it's indicative of the leads we continue to run down here, things change, they change quickly, and sometimes we have to change direction. i want to begin by saying we're progressing through this neighborhood, going door to door, street to street, we're well over 60 or 70% of what we
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want to cover up there, we do not have any development to tell you in terms of that search up there, there has been no apprehension at this point. the second thing i want to talk about just briefly is this afternoon there will be a controlled explosion, if you will, by some of the explosive ordinance folks over in cambridge. that's gonna happen on norfolk street at a house that we have secured earlier today. it's done out of an abundance of caution. it's done for the safety of the law enforcement officials that are over there before they proceed with a search of that premises. so that will be happening this afternoon as well. our plan at this point is we're going to continue with following up in that neighborhood, we've got several other new leads that just developed within the last few minutes and we're working on that and i will be back here, i hope within an hour or slightly above that, to give you the next briefing. should wii have any development between now and then i'll be
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back even sooner. so i want to turn it back over to chief deveaux police from watertown. >> thank you. i want to thank the media for getting the word out. there will be a lot of heroic action, last night and early this morning, the last couple of days as you know. i also want to speak to the watertown community. you've done great, done everything we asked, but we need some more time. we-- you have to stay in your homes, stay in place, we have, as the colonel said we still have some work to do even after we clear the area, there is a major crime scene down there that's going to take some time, but i have been assured to all the gentlemen behind me but they are not going to leave until the town is safe. so we may go a couple days or over the weekend until we have that crime scene under control, they have stood strong and i asked them to stand strong this
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morning so i want to thank them. >> thank you folks. >> thank you. [ ♪ ♪ ] all right, so we just heard from the governor of massachusetts, the mayor of boston, the massachusetts state police, watertown police. this-- one interesting note that i want to point out, chris, is that they are gonna have what they call a controlled explosion which suggests that they found some more ordinance? >> absolutely. i mean that's been the concern from the beginning here, when they shot the first suspect, he had the vest on, they had used bombs before and he was throwing them out of the car they stole, they were worried about explosives, controlled eskimos to keep everybody calm, then they continue. >> that could be a powerful explosion. tom fuentes, former assistant director of the fbi. when you heard what law enforcement, massachusetts state police, the watertown
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police, what they had to say, of course the governor and the mayor, what was your immediate bottom line on the state, tom, of this effort to apprehend this suspect, this alleged killer? >> well i thought it's a good job on their part to come out and just let everybody know they are method clowe working through these. >> . when they say they are 60, 70% through with what they are trying to accomplish, when they say what they are doing in the neighborhoods, and a control explosion, i think it's basically telling everybody they are there, they are making everybody safe, they are gonna resolve this, they are working through the public safety. >> and i think that, again, it's an example of each agency of a task force brings to the table their expertise. so yes, you've got the federal investigators off, trying to cover leads all over the world and resolve. >> and the subjects of the case
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but then you also have the police doing their job of apartments and other physical locations secured. >> and if they do go ahead with that controlled explosion if you will they have got to be really careful and it's a good thing, tom and chris, they notify everyone that they are going to doing this to make sure that people aren't overly alarmed leadership they hear a big boom. cnn has now confirmed -- i want to relay this to our viewers -- that this 19-year-old suspect jahar saniaf. he reached received his citizenship september of last year, high school older brother tomar, 26 years old who is now dead, killed in a shootout with police, he was also a naturalized u.s. citizen, apparently both, chris, had claimed asylum and as a result they got green cards and eventually became u.s. citizens. >> a horrible irony in a place
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that decided to protect them and give them a new life they decided to turn against. the more we ups, even placing aside that investigators and authorities believe that they are the bombers, that they told a hostage they had last night they were the bombers, online the activity of the suspect that they are pursuing right now does suggest an interest in extremism so the picture is becoming much more full of this man. >> yoo, there's some activity going on in cambridge right now, brook baldwin is on the scene for us. brook, that's where the suspects, these two brothers, lived. what are you seeing, what are you hearing? >> okay, wolf, you're xl right. we're on this live picture right now. we have zoomed in, you see the firefighters, there they go actually moving closer down norfolk, so that is the street. so just, about i'd say maybe a football field and a half from where you see those firefighters, down norfolk, is where we believe is that apartment complex where these two guys have been living here in cambridge. i have been here for several
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hours this morning and what we just learned in a news conference from police givees with this tremendous law enforcement presence. you know, we have additional ambulances on standby, possibly in the case that there could be injuries with this controlled explosion, but we saw firefighters pulling out the hose, we're sort of waiting for possibly signaling cover your ears, umm, waiting, waiting to see when the explosion happens because you know you never know what could be inside of that apartment before they can go in, before they know they have the all-clear to search, they need to make sure it's safe. >> brook, just to repeat -- and i want to make sure we're hearing this right, there will be what they call this controlled explosion in the cambridge area where you are right now, do we have any idea when that's going to occur? ,we don't know yet. i mean you know as best as i do given what we just heard in that news conference but we
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have seen quite a presence, a lot of f.b.i. agents, they have through the course of the morning backed us up farther and farther, so as we await that, i would like to provide a little color on this 19-year-old jahar because i was just speaking in the last 20 minutes or so with a couple of his friends. they were buddies, went to the same high school here in cambridge, the cambridge ringe in latin high school, i want to play a part of this, they talk about him as the leader, the captain of the wrestling team the senior year in cambridge, a volunteer in the community, a stroll for a group called best buddies helping out disabled kids here in cambridge, take listen to this. >> list start with when is the last time you saw jamar? >> i saw him maybe last year, i mean he was just around, kind
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over thick. >> you both wrestled with jamar, what kind of kid was he? >> he was a fun kid you know, he liked -- we had a lot of friends, diverse type of friends, he was cheerful, never,nerly mad, he was mellow and all that. >> can you tell me you were his teammate on the wrestling team, the last time i saw him he was a really nice kid you know, he was the kind of kid, he was a good fighter. i was new to wrestling so he really helped me, he pushed me all the time. >> he would push you, was he like a leader? >> he was the captain on his senior year, but he knew how to fight, i wasn't so good at fighting, he was helping me fight, he would show me moves, help me learn faster, help me feel better you know. >> is he someone you respected,
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yoo, someone i looked up to, i kind of thought he would go to usc or something like that. just someone i could trust my life over i would think. >> tell me, tell me the story, something that you recall with you and jahar, an anecdote. >> oven the things i can remember is one of the wrestling matches, we went to wrestling matches, i lost my match and he won the match and even though i lost the match he was -- like i really felt bad, the coach was pushing me hard, you got to beat this guy, i lost by a couple of points, he was like "it's cool dude, you're gonna win the next," he was the one that motivated me. >> did you at any point in time hear him talking about hating americans, plotting anything? >> he was at first when i saw him i thought he was white, like regular american. >> he had a wide variety of
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friends, he partied, he likes -- he never hated americans, he was trying to be a typical american boy. like i said, he was an excellent wrestling wrestler. >> did he -- >> he was a boxer, did a lot of stuff, he volunteered apparently for a best buddies club which is like people volunteering for people with the down syndrome. he loved people in general, he is cheerful. he would laugh it off and prove he is here. >> what about his relationship with his older brother, what kind of relationship did he have. >> he never mentioned his background at all. >> did you guys even know where he was originally from? >> he told me he was from some part of russia, chechnya or something. >> chechnya? >> yoo, that's all he told me. >> when he talked about where he was from what did he say? >> i just asked him because i didn't know where he was from. he asked me where i was from, i
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told him i was from na pal, i thought he was american, he looks white to me, his english was really good, i thought he was american, then he told me, like we were just talking about racism, like we're friends from all different countries, sometimes we just make fun of each other, all friends, and he -- all the friends he was saying he was from moscow, not moscow, chechnya russia. >> the one example is like me and him used to sit in lunch together in high school and everybody used to criticize us, because there would be me, jahar, sunji, the guy over here, and we were all just hanging out together and it would all be like one big family, the cambridge respect, we never hated anybody, we joked around. >> you are saying he had
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respect for all kind of people, all walks of life, when you heard he may be the one capable of doing what happened here in boston on monday your reaction is? >> i'm shocked. i feel light it's a dream to tell you the truth. i feel like i haven't woke up today. i'm not sure if it's possible, i'm just really shocked. i would never expect in to happen. >> when i first heard it i thought it was a joke. it sounded impossible to me, i would never expects that to happen. he is such a nice kid. >> final question, you said you were at umass dartmouth, you saw him, howry sently did you see jahar. >> a year, about a year. i met him at target because i was staying off campus and he was staying at the campus, i met him at target, i was telling him, he wanted to take calculus, they were making him take calculus two during the
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summer, that was last year. >> how come, if you were such buddies, how come you haven't seen him in a year; did he stop reaching out to you? >> when we're buddies we don't like, we don't call each other, if we immediate we say eh what's up, how is it going. in high school it was same thing you know. we used to get our lunch, go to the table, if a friend shows up he shows up. same thing in college, if we see him we say eh what's up, we don't see him we don't. >> so there you have it, two young voices, two youngsters here in cambridge who knew and readily respected this 19-year- old jamar is who they called him. one other, they clearly didn't want their faces on camera, they were fearful and shocked. one other note wolf and chris, we talked to one other person who was on the wrestling team, this was his opinion, convinced it was eye his older brother that would have talked him potentially into committing
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such a heinous act if in fact these two are the ones who did it. we'll keep watching the scene here in cambridge, massachusetts, as we await a controlled explosion at this home, this apartment complex, live pictures of the firefighters waiting to go in, in cambridge, soon as we see any more movement here we'll come back out here, meantime, chris, wolf, back to you. brooke, i may have missed it, when they saw the video and the pictures the f.b.i. released yesterday did it even enter their minds that they knew at least one of these suspects? >> absolutely. when they saw -- and i talked to a couple of other people out here in cambridge who went to, actually one woman went elementary middle and high school -- she said the second she saw the picture that the f.b.i. released yesterday she said "you know, he looks familiar," but it was that surveillance video from the 7-eleven that, you know, that was when her --
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she had a lump in her throat and her heart sunk and she said i knew that was gentleman har. >> reporter: yeah, that's what happens. all right, brooke, once you get word of that controlled explosion in cambridge, we'll get back to you, brook baldwin is there, home of boston, neither of these two brothers had anything directly, it's all so important to keep in mind wolf as we as we have been learning, just because people had experiences with them is not mutually exclusive, it's not as if we have an idea of people who do this as if they are all on one place, this is all they are about, people snap at different moments, they change quickly, we saw with faisal jasak, he was a good neighbor, moving his way
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through american life, yet at a certain point he changed and he had very different intentions and motives, just because people had a good experience with him, it doesn't mean they couldn't have. >> there's an article in the magazine to inspire people like this, he was inspired to go out and start randomly killing some of his fellow troops. >> important to note we're seeing military helicopters and lots of different vehicles. that's to be expected when you have 30 different agencies involved, everyone has eyes and ears on the ground, doesn't mean there is a need for certain capabilities but such a big operation here, you're going to see lots of military and different authorities and agencies involved. >> as it should be. this was a huge operation, are nervous, they want this over with, as quickly as possible, so does law enforcement, military, national guard, they are on the scene.
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let's take a quick break. our continuing coverage will resume in just a moment. [ ♪ ♪ ] we're coming to you from the ktvu news room, you have been watching coverage or the boston marathon search for the suspect one the loose now. we want to take you to live pictures, we want to tell you what's happening now. this has been the scene all morning long as police have shut down watertown massachusetts, the surrounding area into metro boston this morning, it's been shut down since last night and everyone been told to shelter in place. the last word we've got was they were 60 to 70% con with the area they wanted to search with still no sign have this 19- year-old suspect. you can see right now that they do have the press and the media pushed back a short distance away because they want to keep everyone back. in certain times of the day they have been pushing people back a block when they have a so-called hot zone, an area where there have been concern that they may have someone that
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they want to take into custody, maybe the suspect, all those situations have turned out not to be the case. but again, they are going door to door, s.w.a.t. teams, checking every single house and residents, when this last briefing came out they put out the word once again, please stay in your house, please keep your doors locked, please do not open those doors to anyone but a uniformed officer. we talked about the thousands of officers out there, undergoing this search right now and taking part in this search, there have been helicopters in the air, they have shut down the air traffic above. all of course because they are searching for this one 19-year- old suspect. i want to see if we could put up a picture of him, the latest picture we've got this morning, that is the 19-year-old suspect gentleman har stone. this is a recent picture of him. he is one of two accused in the boston marathon bombings. this all started last night. the chain of events came after these pictures were released by authorities, on the left hand
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side is the older brother, taliwan, he described as a boxer, someone who aspired to fight in the boxing ring for the u.s. on a blog that has his picture, he says he would rather fight for the u.s. than for russia. on the right side of your screen is the 19-year-old still on the run. the older brother was killed in a shootout last night. this is the most recent picture we have of that 19-year-old. he has been described in many ways this morning as kind, as someone who is into wrestling, someone who had a lot of friends,st motive at this point, we have never really gotten a motive from authorities, is still unclear, they are trying to track this down, even the uncle this morning when he was interviewed says he doesn't know what changed them. he said someone radicalized these two boys, it wasn't the family, it was someone else he says, he was trying to make sense of it. he was actually very, very upset and visible variably angry when he spoke to reporters out there this
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morning talking about that he wanted this 19-year-old to turn himself in, that he hadn't talked to him for a couple years but that they were angry and they were grieving just like the families of the victims of the boston marathon bombing. the pictures you are looking at right now were taken earlier this morning, really this is a situation unfolding in neighborhoods throughout watertown and the surrounding communities, basically you just have officers and every single neighborhood in the street, they are armed, they approach these houses and knock on the doors, talk to the residents, in some cases we have seen them pull the residents out. in other cases they move on and clear the next house after that. they did ask the media to stop showing live pictures because they were worried that their tactical operations were being compromised by all the pictures coming out. if you take a look at this video you're looking at now, you see the emergency officials, you see the law enforcement officers. what you don't see is anyone else. look at that empty street. everyone is being kept inside, they have canceled everything from professional sporting
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events to businesses, schools, mass transit, no one is going anywhere, everyone has been in lockdown mode this entire day. what they are waiting for now is they are going to have death nations, they call it a controlled explosion of things they have found, they said it's out of an abundance of caution. they are warning it's going to come early this afternoon, that's east coast time so really that could be any time now because it's entering in on 1:00 over there. the video you're looking at now is from last night when all this started. we should of course mention to you that an mit police officer was killed in the shootout, there was killed earlier by the, one of the suspects. we're going to return you now to cnn as they continue to follow the developments in this boston marathon bombing search. >> necessity putting out the photos. >> needed money, thought they could get away, they had no money or whatever. >> maybe in that rashness, somewhat of a window into whether or not there was a well- developed plan here or not but the key is they became very
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worried about explosives. since 5:30th morning little has changed, this search. they have been in one main area here in boston, asking us not to give away tactical positionings, we have a delay on the video in case something happens that they can't control in a moment. but they are worried about this suspect having explosives, we believe they found some ordinance in the home where the two men lived, they are going to have a controlled explosion later this afternoon, not to scare people, if you hear that in the boston area. >> cambridge. >> cambridge, they do believe he could be very dangerous because of the access to explosives. >> the older brother who was killed was believed to be wearing an explosive vest, a suicide bombing vest or whatever. >> yes. >> this raised all sorts of suspicions, virtually this whole city and this area is on a lockdown. >> we'll check in with don lemon, he is in one of the areas, done, what's the latest. >> yes, intense police activity. a lot of times the press conferences quite frankly, sits is latest information they know it can


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