My Brother Lives in Watertown, MA

by Band on the Run 3 Replies latest jw friends

  • Band on the Run
    Band on the Run

    I tried six different phone numbers trying to reach him. The police came to his door. He said that after the police spoke to him, he felt much safer although the suspect was not yet in custody.

  • LoisLane looking for Superman
    LoisLane looking for Superman

    Oh Band...You must have been so worried. (((((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))))

    I'm glad you posted and let us know he is OK.

    Just Lois

  • under the radar
    under the radar

    Hey Band! I'm so glad your brother is ok. The authorities did an excellent job of identifying and then tracking down the suspects as quickly as they did. And it was wonderful how the public cooperated with the police in these unusual circumstances and how they all pulled together to keep themselves safe while the police did their work.

    By the sheerest of coincidences, I was in Cambridge Thursday evening just a couple of hours before all the excitement there began. I was meeting a young Russian guy (not a student) to show him a computer I was selling on craigslist. Very nice guy. LIves nearby in Watertown. We spent about an hour together and he wound up buying the computer on the spot. I left there about 8 pm. So glad I was back home when the fireworks began.

    The next day, Friday, about 6 pm, one of my Significant Other's co-workers called. She is also a friend, and she works from home for medical reasons. Turns out she lives right next door to the house where the other four suspects were arrested. She and her family were hunkered down in their house when suddenly a bunch of police cars showed up with lights flashing and surrounded the house next door. They could hear the police using bullhorns to talk to the people in the house and order them to come out with their hands up. They wound up arresting three men and one woman. Haven't heard much about them since. The lady who called said they were very frightened when it all began, but the police were great and did what they could to reassure them and keep them safe.

    What a small world, huh?

  • Band on the Run
    Band on the Run

    This has nothing to do with terrorism. My brother was in a bad political angers with foreign ties. He would totally disappear for decades. We assumed he was abroad and the CIA would not tell us. One day I see a doctor at an unusual time. I entered the subway to go home. Guess who is standing on the platform?Millions use the subway every day.

    Years pass and Manhattan is sealed bc so many people demonstrate against nukes with a massive rock concert in Central Park Buses chock full of demonstrates are lined up in NJ but NYC can't let them in. My mom and I March with almost all the residents of my bldg. As we stream into the park as directed by Marshalls and police, we run into Bro, handing out flyers

    It is so sweet that he respects the police and will do anything to help them. I truly feel for the brothers family.

    I can't tell you how many times in the least likely of places I find strangers who lived within 3 blocks of me at the same time or know personal friends of mine with no fame?

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