UPDATE: NPR reports third person…
Third man has been arrested. He’s being called an accomplice, not yet called a suspect, reports NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston.
— NPR News (@nprnews) April 19, 2013
Mike Mulugeta And Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, not Suill Tripathy Are The Boston Marathon Bombers. And while I made this video, at the end of it I add a disclaimer that I don’t believe the names I mentioned are the right ones.
This is more complicated and about what I initially observed: we had three different incidents, and very possibly not one, but two people who are at-large, even as the police don’t say that.
I do wish the Associated Press would stop with the assumptions regarding their identity, as it’s just another level of unsubstantiated information to deal with. The problem with the AP’s assertion that the bombers are Russian brothers is they just “say” it – we’re supposed to believe the Associated Press because it’s the AP?
That’s crazy. Give us evidence.
Here’s the problem:
The two suspects don’t look at all like brothers.
Reports on the MIT and Watertown incidents don’t explain how one of them is still at large. In other words, how did he get away? The Mercedez Benz SUV that was carjacked, was later reported on the scanner to have been found, but with no one in it. That was after the car chase, etc.
So that was where “Suspect 2” went.
Moreover, police scanners at first had us think the suspects were Mike Mulugeta and Suill Tripathy – this information doesn’t come from scanners, it comes from the Associated Press and their “sources” – thus it should be discounted.
We just have to go with a ‘wait and see’ approach, rather than statements of certainty. I’m cool with not being certain.
What I fear is there may be more than just the two guys at work here. Something’s just not adding up with this deal.