Friday, April 19, 2013

SWAT Team Just Left Our House



Some 10 to 12 SWAT team members are now on our street, mostly in camo fatigues, some in black, an armored vehicle, going door-to-door, S-L-O-W-L-Y, searching every house, yard, garage, and wherever else they want because when you have the cannons they're carrying nobody's going to tell you "No, please don't go in there."

Honestly, I'm glad they've made the sweep here. That means there's a good probability the suspect is NOT here, and now I can truly get some sleep.

I won't soon forget the sight of two smiling men with machine guns on our front porch.

(They were smiling, yes. They were obviously trying very hard to keep folks as calm as possible.)

Soon, with something or other.



25 comments:

Juli said...

Pit in my stomach. So glad your neighborhood's "clear" Get some sleep... if there was ever a reason to do tequila shots before bed, this is it.

(((HUGS)) to you and THE WIFE.

Daryl said...

as i turned on the news this morning and heard where they were all i could think was: Jim do not go out for a smoke! this is a heck of a way to get Watertown on the map!

Jill akaSHE said...

OMG! Stay safe!

Jackie said...

....continued prayers for you and your town, Jim.

Lowandslow said...

Hope they nail the bastard soon so you can get some sleep. (I hate it when people are having gunfights in my hood wile I'm trying to sleep. Don't you?)

S

Shammickite said...

as I said before.... keep yer head down.

Michelle H. said...

Stay safe, smoke your e-cigs inside and fist-pump the air when they catch the other bastard.

OldAFSarge said...

Damn!

Maggie May said...

Although we've just seen this latest thing on the TV news, when I think of you opening the door to police with machine guns in their hands....... it suddenly hits home.
It is a truly awful business and I hope it gets resolved very soon without further incident.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Chris said...

Jeez, I remember writing a bit about a fictional Watertown Whacko, but never thought it would come to this. Stay safe, Jim. I have a feeling it'll be over soon. Dude won't see another sunset.

Joan said...

Katie is in Somerville. She's keeping me updated. Take care!

Shammickite said...

I hope he doesn't get killed or kill himself. I hope he's captured.... the world needs to know why, and how, and what made them do this horrible thing, and who their friends are......

The Broad said...

I've been thinking about you ever since it all happened. Glad to hear you are safe and glad to hear they seem to have found the people responsible. We once had armed police outside our front gate after a robbery -- it was totally weird -- xxoo to both of you...

Thimbelle said...

As with everyone else, we are *so* incredibly grateful to know that you and YOUR WIFE are OK, that your home and your immediate area has been safely cleared, and that you feel safe enough to take a nap!

You and YOUR WIFE, along with all of your neighbors, were in our prayers all through the night, and into today.

(((happy hugs!))) Thim

Tabor said...

What a nightmare for all of you and all because one 19-year-old with explosives and nonsense inside is on the loose. Hoping life will get back to normal...whatever that is...soon for all of you.

IT (aka Ivan Toblog) said...

Smile and S.W.A.T. are not terms I would regularly put in the same sentence
They must have been smiling because they were relived to see it was just another routine door knock
I can't imagine what it is like to be locked down in one's own home
Glad you and WIFE are okay

lailani said...

Surreal... and comical, smiles and machine guns!

Kerry said...

Omg Jim. Stay put. Be well. I hope this ends soon, and peacefully. What a terrible week.

Stephen Hayes said...

So glad your neighborhood is safe. This must be quite an ordeal.

Buck said...

I thought about the both of you all last night, ever since this madness began around 2300 hrs MDT. Stay safe, Jim.

messymimi said...

Praying all is well, for you and everyone in the area. Except, of course, the accused.

Kat said...

Good grief. How frightening.
Though I am glad that they have cleared your neighborhood.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Oh my....scary
Hugs
SueAnn

Craig said...

"I won't soon forget the sight of two smiling men with machine guns on our front porch."

Now there's an experience I hope never to have. . .

Keep yer head down. . .

Hilary said...

Unbelievable.