Apr 19 2013, 4:39am CDT | by Sumayah Aamir
At the moment when the Boston Marathon was over, one of the participators took a snap. It was after the first bomb blast and just seconds before the second. A young man shown in the picture is wearing a white cap with the widow’s peak turned backwards. There is a numeral “3” on the side of the cap. The calm and focus of the lad are signs that give away the clues.
David Green took the photo on the spur of the moment. It was only later on when he and a friend analyzed it further that the pieces of the puzzle came together. His friend told him that one of the perpetrators of the heinous crime against humanity was the central figure in the photo.
It was sheer instinct which had forced David to take the photograph. He contacted the FBI who corroborated the fact that this was suspect number two. They even allowed David to put the photograph on his Facebook page. David had no idea that this was the person the FBI had been looking for. The man appears to be walking away from the scene of the blast.
Meanwhile, the first suspect was pronounced dead after a massive man hunt that had police officers with canines chasing after him according to CNN. The chase lasted several hours. One of the casualties was an MIT police officer who was shot several times and transferred to the hospital in a critical condition. Later on he expired and family and friends refused to give his name.
The pictures of the two suspects, one supposedly dead and the other on the loose, are out. It is just a matter of time before the second suspect will be caught too. Dead or alive – that is inconclusive yet. The major thing which identified the suspects was that they acted differently from others. Meanwhile, President Obama spoke of how “they picked the wrong city.” He gave reassurance to Bostonians that “every one of us stands with you.”
Obama furthermore said that the suspects will be found out and they will face justice. He said that next year the 118th Boston Marathon will take place too. “Bet on it” he said amidst the crowd. Both the suspects had carried backpacks and they had set them down surreptitiously at a designated spot. They also followed each other at a close distance. Quite recent news had it that one of the suspects was shot dead.
The Boston tragedy brings out fears of a similar kind to the 9/11 destruction wreaked by Al-Qaeda militants. The wounds still haven’t healed. Trust is a commodity that takes years to build and can be dissolved in a matter of seconds.
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