Chilling Twitter Messages Provide Crucial Insight Into Boston Bombing Suspects
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BOSTON (CBSNewYork) –Tweets sent by Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev over the past few years are being closely looked at by investigators.
In Russian, Dzhokhar predicted on Twitter “I will die young.” That tweet came just 13 months before the Boston attacks.
Last year he wrote: “A decade in America already I want out.”
He had planned to go to Dagestan last summer, just as older brother Tamerlan was returning from a six-month stay there, but plans fell through.
There was also talk about a visit to New York: “New York is so ratchet on Black friday it’s ridiculous, I’m to bed soon.” And also messages about religion with another tweet saying “Spent the day with this Jamaican Muslim convert. My religion is truth.”
And finally a week before the attack, Dzhokhar tweeted, “If you have the knowledge and the inspiration all that’s left is to take action.”
CABBIE: I DROVE SUSPECTS DAY BEFORE ATTACK
A cabbie who said he drove the suspected Boston bombers one day before the marathon spoke openly about his brush with terror.
In fact, he claims he even picked up one of their bomb-filled backpacks.
“It’s a haunting experience. Let me put it that way,” said cabbie Jim Duggan. “To think you transported that kind of evil.”
Duggan drives a cab around Boston and the day before the marathon, he said he picked up two guys at the train station and talked about the marathon, CBS 2’s Mary Calvi reported.
“I don’t know if you’ve ever seen it before. The marathon is right over the bridge — you should check it out,” he recounted telling the pair.
And it wasn’t until days later did that comment seem eerie.
“Eventually at one point I asked him. ‘Hey, Where did you get that cap?'” Duggan said.
Duggan said it was the same cap he saw all over the news. He soon put names to the faces in the rearview mirror — Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Duggan dropped the men off about a half a mile from their home, but that wasn’t all.
“I put it in drive and to drive away. Next thing I know, I hear someone screaming and pounding on the trunk,” he said.
He realized they had forgotten their backpack in the trunk.
“Really the most chilling thing is remembering picking up the backpack and how heavy it was and thinking to myself ‘Man I could have had that bomb in my hands,'” Duggan said.
Duggan may never know what was inside, but said he always will remember that drive. He said from now on, he will definitely be more alert.
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