BOMBING SUSPECT UPDATE
BOSTON—A late-night police chase and shootout has left one marathon bombing suspect dead and another on the run, police here said, as residents of the still-grieving city were ordered by officials to “shelter in place” while the manhunt continues. One police officer was killed and another was seriously wounded during the violent spree.
The Associated Press identified the surviving Boston bomb suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass., and said that the suspects were brothers. The second bombing suspect is Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, according to NBC News, who was found with an IED on his body. The brothers’ family is believed to be originally from Chechnya, a volatile southern Russian republic. Photographer Johannes Hirn took this photo essay of the older brother, a boxer. The captions suggest Tsarnaev came to America as a child with his family as refugees after fleeing Chechnya. Dhokhar Tsarnaev posted links to Islamic and pro-Chechnyan independence sites on what appears to be his social media page.
The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth announced shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Friday that they were evacuating the entire campus after learning Tsarnaev is a student there.
At sunrise, Gov. Deval Patrick ordered a shutdown of all public transit and residents on the edges of Boston to stay indoors as a massive manhunt for the second suspect was underway. The entire city in Boston was under a shelter in place order by late Friday morning.
Boston police says the suspect who remains at large was the “one in the white hat” seen in the photos released by the FBI on Thursday in the investigation into the twin explosions that killed 3 people and injured 170 others at the Boston Marathon on Monday.
In a radio alert sent issued to fellow officers, the suspect was described as a “white male with dark complexion … with thick curly hair wearing a charcoal gray hooded sweatshirt … possibly with an assault rifle and explosives.” Police in Watertown, Newton, Brighton and Cambridge were put on high alert. “Units use caution,” an officer said. “He might have an explosive object on his person.”
Real Life Batman Flies Through Cave At Over 150 Miles Per Hour
Polli, a Norwegian-Italian extreme athlete who specializes in tactical wingsuit flying and base jumping, is claiming to have become the first person to have flown on his own power “through a narrow cave on a rugged mountainside.” The appropriately named Batman Cave is located in the Roca Foradada Mountains in Montserrat, Spain. As viewers can see, it’s not much wider than Polli is tall. As stated in the video description, “This extraordinary flight exceeds the level of commitment most fliers would even consider–there can be no attempting, the only option is success!” The feat was remarkable, perhaps even inspirational. But crazy is another term that comes to mind.
Image Of Jesus In T-Short Stain
A man in the UK claims to have found the image of Jesus in a stain on his T-shirt. Martin Andrews saw the outline of Jesus Christ with his arms outstretched appear on his shirt after he spilled fabric softener on his clothes. Not everyone agrees that he’s found a holy image. Andrews told Metro that his coworker thinks it looks more like Fonzie from Happy Days. (Metro UK)
TSA Detains Man With Sandwich
A traveler boarding a flight at New York’s JFK airport was detained by TSA agents who overheard him telling a friend he wanted to carry “the bomb” on board the plane in his carry-on luggage. What agents failed to realize was that Jason Michael Cruz was referring not to an explosive device but to popular 12-inch purchased from an Astoria deli. Cruz and his friend were released by authorities once the misunderstanding was cleared up but they both missed their flight home to Los Angeles. (ABC News)
Bachelor Bloopers Special On The Way
ABC is about to announce a bloopers special. Hosted by Chris Harrison, the one-hour special called The Bachelor’s Funniest Moments (airing May 21) will feature goofs, gaffes and general hilarity spanning all 17 seasons of The Bachelor and 8 seasons of The Bachelorette.
N.J. Woman Sues CVS Over Racial Slur on Receipt
A 37-year-old New Jersey woman is suing CVS for $1 million after getting a receipt when picking up photos on which she claims a store employee used a racial slur. Hyun Lee, who’s Korean-American, says she noticed on the receipt that the cashier had identified her as “Ching Chong Lee,” and contacted CVS customers relations to complain. She says she was told the employee would be, quote, “counseled and trained,” but says that’s not good enough, that he should have been fired immediately instead. Lee was unhappy with CVS’ response, so she filed the federal discrimination suit seeking $1 million, claiming, quote, “injury, mental anguish, severe emotional distress, harm, and damages” that she allegedly continues to suffer as a result of the receipt.
Has Psy Avoided One-Hit Wonder Status with New Post-’Gangnam Style’ Song?
It’s looks like South Korean rapper Psy may have avoided being a one-hit wonder, with his first song following the massive, worldwide success of “Gangnam Style” tying the record for fastest video to hit 100 million views. The video for the song, “Gentleman,” which debuted on April 13th, hit the milestone in just three days, putting it in tie with the video of a meteor that hit Russia in February. “Gangnam Style” holds the record for most viewed video ever, at 1.5 billion views and counting. “Gentleman” follows in the same comedy vein as “Gangnam Style,” and it also sees the return of some characters from the first song’s video, including the guy who was hip-thrusting in the elevator and the man in the yellow suit and bowl haircut who danced in the parking garage.
Funny K-Mart commercial
FYI, they are saying “SHIP”