Been listening to Boston PD police scanner. Suspects identified as Michael Mulugeta (dead, black hat suspect), Sunil Tripathi (at large, white hat suspect).
I live in Cambridge. I have been following since about 10:30 PM EST, when the MIT shooting kicked off. Heard the explosions in Watertown from Cambridge.
Current situation (4 AM local) is that the police are holding a perimeter around the suspect, and waiting for daylight.
That's assuming the cops and the various intermediaries got this right. That's a big if. Do terrorists carry proper ID?
Does Suspect No. 1 look Ethiopian? I don't know ... He kind of looks more like, I don't know, Nicholas Cage than Haile Gebrsellaise. Maybe his mom isn't Ethiopian?
My apologies to all the Michael Mulugetas out there if this lead turns out wrong. It looks like there are 300 or more Mulugetas on Facebook, so don't assume that guy you know with that name is Suspect No. 1. This could all be wrong.
Update: NBC says two suspect have "foreign military training." NBC is making it sound like they came here from abroad a year ago. But ST is a Philadelphia Eagles fan because his father's company is in the Philly area. Or maybe the whole ID of ST and MM is wrong?
The last name of ST is a prominent Indian Brahmin name. Some Ethiopians are Christians, others Muslims, and kind of vice-versa for Eritrea. But, I don't know how confident we can be in these names in the first place, so it's probably not worthwhile to research these names at this point because I'm not sure if we can trust them yet.
We shall see ...
The events seem kind of reminiscent of the Pakistani attack on Bombay in 2008.
From another source I found on the Internet, here's video taken by somebody in Cambridge at about 1am EDT of all the police cars in the world racing by.