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High Resolution Sequence Photos of Boston Bombing "Person-of-Interest" Running Away from Scene at Boston Marathon

This isn't a thread on trying to prove anything. I'm just posting this for educational purposes, not to keep any theories going. I know bad people do bad things, and I don't subscribe to the prevailing theories. Rather, I was just fascinated at the high-resolution photos.

Does anyone know if this guy was questioned and cleared? I'm trying to source that with good info. I know one POI turned himself in to clear his name, but I haven't been able to determine if that was this guy or if it was one of the other two POI's, particularly, the guy in the blue windbreaker, with the duffel bag, and the running shoes. Thanks in advance.

Tip on photos came from RPtriber.

Source of images is Ben Thorndike, but it appears they're no longer available for viewing. :/

Good thing I snagged all 27 high resolution photos late last night before the password was changed!

Here's the relevant part of a suspect running away from what appears to be the center of the blast:

This post is for other people doing DIY-CSI (dysy), but please don't spread dis-information and unfounded theories.

UPDATE: Asking question is necessary. Being skeptical is necessary. When you have a serious question you want answered, do develop a hypothesis, do make predictions on logical consequences of that hypothesis, do investigate and see if your predictions occured, and do analyze and determine an answer to your question based off the data.

Founded Theories > Unfounded Theories

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YouTube video outlines oddities

plasmaburns provides a compelling look at the Boston Bombing:


This one requires you to verify your age, but is a must watch:


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Videos showing this guy later standing around

Waiting for instructions or something. I will have to find it, but don't know if DP will allow it. It shows him standing around with his back towards camera with his ripped up pants and a group of people are listening to a man telling them instructions or something. You can't hear the man talk, but by his hand motions you can tell he is directing them to go someplace.

CBS: Saudi Arabia suspect tackled at scene after running away

FYI - suggest this may be the same guy.


"(CBS News) Following the twin blasts at the Boston Marathon that has claimed two lives and dozens injured, a Saudi national is being held in custody in relation to the incident who was near the scene of the blast, CBS News correspondent John Miller reported.

Law enforcement sources told Miller a witness saw a person acting suspiciously when the explosions happened along the marathon route.

"They see him running away from the device," said Miller. "Now, a reasonable person would be running away. But this person had noticed him before. This is a civilian -- chases him down, tackles him, turns him over to the Boston police. The individual is being looked at [and] was suffering from burn injury. That means this person was pretty close to wherever this blast went off, but not so close as to suffer the serious injuries that other people did."

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Posted moving videos of a guy

Posted moving videos of a guy running away here:


And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

It's one of the two Saudi

It's one of the two Saudi suspects arrested, then being sent back to Saudi Arabia, allegedly.

According to reports of that arrest, one of them was arrested on the scene after acting suspicious and running away, and being tackled by someone else. This video looks like a capture of the moments before being tackled.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Why is he a person of interest?

Just because he was close to the bomb when it went off? Or is there some other really good reason?

Do they want to question him to ask if he saw one of the two suspects leave the bags or do they suspect this guy as being involved in the bombings?

Personally, I'd probably have been running away too if I was able to... out of confusion and fear of another explosion getting me. That doesn't seem the least bit suspicious to me.

I doubt anyone involved in the bombing would knowingly be close by when it was set to go off.

The perpetrators were not suicide bombers because they could easily have taken that approach.

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what amazes me

If I was just trying to take a picture, none of them would come out as well as any of these. I can't imagine.. it's beyond my ability to comprehend an a or many camera being able to zoom in on a person like this. Mind blowing.

I liked it better when God was the eye in the sky looking out for me.

blew my mind too..

a few years ago, when i came across this panoramic of obama inauguration:
thousands (80k?) of people on the mall in DC and u can zoom in on most people in the crowd.. AND
almost read the sheet music and notes on the stands of the musicians in the band box!


don't know why u are getting downvoted here, i +'ed ya.

my downvotes

it's my fan club showing me their LOVE.


+1ed you to show some love, though your camera comment has an easy answer...it's called technology.

Most digital SLR cameras with a decent lens are capable of this type of photo.

Plus, a lot of hobbyist photographers are better than professional ones these days! The internet offers anyone who wants to become an expert in any field the resources to do so.

There's also simple settings which I shoot on which it automatically takes multiple pictures really fast just by holding down the button.

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DIYSCI: 2 questions!

in reference to first 5 photos, does some one here have any idea of what type of
GEAR this guy is wearing?
from his knee:
dangling: some sort of large, elaborate protective pad tied above & below his knee?
from his upper torso:
some type of rig attached from the neck - across the shoulders and mid-back by
metal and/or hard plastic ?
loose wires flapping around his chest and left upper arm?
could part of it be a microphone?

does he appear to be dropping something into the lap of the victim lying on the ground as
he hops over her, which she grasps with her hands and tucks under her legs..
or into her pocket a few frames later??

I think it's whats left of his pants

Looks like some poly blend maybe. Subject to extreme heat and pressure it could melt in clumpy strands like that. It appears to me that it falls back down as he runs away.

It seems he was virtually at the center of the blast and had his pants blown off. I begin to wonder how he could have been right there, and staggered off down the street if the bomb was filled with shrapnel of any kind.

Just open the box and see

me too at first, schrod..

zooming in on individual hi-rez photos, in sequence, revealed amazing details and clarity!
try it if you have a moment..
curious what your take would be with a closer second look?

Still Pants to me.

It looks more like pants to me. I did notice another man, below the runner in the picture, who's pants were blown off also. Black jacket with a green shirt, and very little pants. Also, the woman in the red jacket, next to green shirt has no pants. Green shirt looks like the left side of his left leg is badly charred also. And, the woman in red appears to have blood on her upper right thigh in one picture.

It appears the runner must have been standing within inches of the blast, judging by the char marks after the smoke cleared. Also, his left jacket sleeve is gone.

It seems more like pants the more I look. In some of the pictures, It appears that more of the right leg of pants is gone. I still see no cuts on his legs anywhere, or on the other guy who's pants were blown off.

Relative to the picture, below him seems to be lots of fabric loss, above seems more carnage. There is another man there with an apparent lower leg injury.

The runner is certainly not your "average joe". He fought through the concussion of the blast, and ran off with his wits mostly intact. He knew what happened instantly, or knew it was coming, IMO.

I did zoom the other section of these photos too, and frankly, I don't see what some others are saying is there. Admittedly, my eyes aren't what they used to be. ;)

Just open the box and see

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Thanks for this forum, Rob.

Good thing you captured those pictures when you still could.

They could prove valuable to the ongoing investigations, both official and unofficial.

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

I think some government

I think some government agencies were helping carry the ball in the Boston Marathon bombing. They were observing, knew of the threat, had bomb drills and bomb sniffing dogs there that day, helped supply materials and or money for the operation, and let it happen.

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I agree with you.

As with other events like Sandy Hook and 9/11, there are just too many holes in the "official" story.

Too many questions.

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

To the poster:

The prevailing "theory" is the official one.

These brothers were US assets that the Feds burned and used as patsies.

"These brothers were US

"These brothers were US assets that the Feds burned and used as patsies."

Prove that statement.

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I don't subscribe to any of the prevailing theories at this time, because I haven't seen the actual evidence of the bag drop which has to be on video somewhere, and I believe either the Governor or MA or the Mayor of Boston alluded to the idea that video evidence exists of the bag drop as being told by hearsay that such a video exists.

At the same time, I don't subscribe to the unfounded "conspiracy theories" (for lack of a better word, as anytime two people commit a planned crime, it's a conspiracy) either.

I simply do not know what happened or why it happened. I'm in information-take-in mode right now, and I'm just leisurely trying to gather actual evidence as I come across it.

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!


Rob listen to yourself.

Your entire comment you're walking on eggshells.

Wow the thought police are really out in force. This is exactly what I'm talking about. Most of your comment is all about trying to convince us you're not a crackpot.

Cut it out man. Pick your chin up off the ground please and hold your head up high... stop apologizing for asking questions and stop giving a crap what anyone thinks about you.

The sooner we all do that I think a lot of people are going to start liking a lot of other people because we're all going to be doing the right things.

vince listen to yourself.

eggshells-crackpot-apologizing-giving crap-thinks about-start liking-doing right things..
you are speaking in emotional terms which can color/distract an information gathering intention.

and yes, i know you meant well. with intention to be emotionally supportive..

Choosing my words carefully...

...is not indicative of walking on eggshells. I'm not perfect by any stretch of the word, but I try to be consistent and honest in my approach. I also try to avoid ad hominem attacks, and I try to be cordial at all times. Some people like to be aggressive, and that's fine. I'm naturally aggressive in my debating style, and I'm consciously trying to change that, as I've found I've had more success killing people with kindness and with a positive mental attitude than proving how wrong they are.

I'm not going to take a position which I haven't carefully scrutinized nor which I can't back up with compelling evidence. I've been there before, and I don't want to go back.

"Apart the intelligent people that try to understand, there are two kind of idiots: those who believe everything and those who believe nothing. Stay away of them." - Romanian Proverb

I'm EXTREMELY skeptical, and I question nearly everything. A lot of my friends and family rely on me for information whether they admit it or not. They're always interested in my opinions on things. If I pass them bad information, then how am I helping our cause? Would I then be part of the problem? Wouldn't I then lose all the credibility I've built up with them?

Do you really think I'd succumb to the thought police? I'm not one to remain silent. All you'd have to do is review my previous posts and comments to verify this.

Who am I apologizing to, and where do you get the idea that my chin is on the ground Vince? I did apologize to fishy in another thread for using the word "dammit", but I'm not sure what you're referring to here.

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I am very interested in finding

I am very interested in finding photos of people around the first blast site near the finish line in the previous 15 minutes before the blast, to find the person who placed the bomb on the sidewalk.

An unattended bag sets off a red flag in many peoples mind from 9/11 conditioning and training, especially on a sidewalk with a lot of people around. No way an unattended bag could last very long there without people noticing it.


blast event time per race clock.


from sidewalk POV:
time per race clock: 4:01:05
photo of crowd in area prior to blast/event #1 (near finish line)

scroll to 2nd -WIDE VIEW -photo:

might help in your search:

from street POV:

visual clues to location:
runner (in orange sleeveless T) who crumples at knees and falls, falls in street where
solid red & white flag is bent/bowed into street from noise/blast.
flag is located just ahead of street lamp.
note that fabric draping on fence also drops/droops in time with noise/blast at same location.

I thought that too untill

I put myself in their ( figurative ) shoes, I'm at a marathon with the intent of observing it, in a densely crowded area near the finish line. People around me I'm NOT paying much attention to, maybe a casual head bob, a short smile then back to the race ........ I note a backpack near some people....hmmm must be theirs........boom.
Nobody noted it because their attention was elsewhere, and because of the crowd density it was ignored because it " likely belonged to whom it is near". We only question after the fact, not many of us have hyper sensitivity to their environment and to flush out an orphaned bag in that crowd would have required a hyper sensitive individual who was borderline paranoid.
That being said, I most assuredly question the " party line meme " being foisted upon us, too many unanswered questions. I just don't feel the need to expand the field of inquy beyond human nature, but I applaud you for your inquisitive nature and encourage it.

God Bless

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That should be a lesson

That should be a lesson taught in DIY-CSI 101. Save important pictures and video to hard drive or flash drive immediately, in case the data is scrubbed from the web. Good job Rob.