Police took the second suspect in the Boston bombing in custody tonight.
I watched it from about 5 pm CST. Reporters had to fill the airtime with commentary while the police worked to arrest the suspect without killing him. That gave me a chance to hear all the rumors and web-spinning that surrounds this case. This is an inevitable fog-of-war thing that happens naturally with these tragedies. Most of these rumors will prove to be inaccurate, so I’m going to let that shake itself out without adding to the confusion here on this blog.
The FBI did a great job, and I imagine they are going to continue doing a great job throughout the rest of this investigation. This person is in custody. They say he is injured and in serious condition. The story is that 3 other people have also been arrested, but no one in the press knows why.
It took four days to get the photos of the murderers to the public. It took five days to get them both out of circulation and either in the morgue or in custody.
I will never put the names of these killers on this blog. I ask everyone else to respect that and do the same in their comments. Do not curse or revile them. They aren’t worth it.
God bless Boston. God bless America.
Martin Richard, 8
Krystle Campbell, 29
Lingzi Lu, 23
Officer Sean Collier, 26