Yesterday, we pieced together a photographic narrative of the very public events from Boston in the past week. Today, courtesy of NY Daily News, we get a first glimpse into ground zero: inside the suspect's home, an apartment located on the third floor at 410 Norfolk St. in Cambridge. From the source: "photos snapped by the Daily News show the unit in a Cambridge, Mass., building in disarray with clothes piled everywhere and a half-eaten meal left on the table." In other words, typical bachelor squalor, but that's about it. Most notably: not a trace of any explosive, incendiary or other bomb-preparing equipment or residue, no evidence of terrorist activity, and no weapons. So where did the two put together the numerous bombs they are said to have prepared?
Their Apartment 3 sits behind a makeshift plywood door, up a rickety bannister and stairs, in a nondescript building tucked on a quiet residential block in Cambridge.
Though much of the apartment was in disarray, the remnants of the brothers’ uneaten final meal remained undisturbed — with two chairs alongside their dinner table.
The apartment bore indications of the brothers’ athleticism — a set of skis, snow boots, boxing gloves, a basketball and assorted sneakers.
A bookcase with some cheap pottery stood near the dinner table, while a Crock-Pot — eerily reminiscent of the pressure cookers used in the homemade marathon bombs — was visible nearby.
A non-descript building where Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lived.
The exterior of the Tsarnaevs home in Cambridge, Mass.
The brothers did not return home after robbing a convenience store on Thursday night.
Sporting equipment and clothing was found throughout the apartment.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was married and had a child, but no signs were found in the apartment indicating that they lived there with him.
Athletic gear, including boxing gloves, skis, numerous sneakers and a basketball, was found inside the Tsarnaev brothers’ Cambridge apartment. Nothing overtly menacing was found. The door of their unit was made of makeshift plywood.
Other miscellaneous items were found inside the apartment, such as an old stereo, a gas can and a can of motor oil.
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And then, some contradictions:
BOSTON: 2 BOMBERS WERE LIKELY PLANNING ON OTHER ATTACKS AFTER 'LOADS OF UNEXPLOADED DEVICES' FOUND IN HOME & ON SCENE OF THE GUN BATTLE. BPD
— 911 Operator (@911BUFF) April 21, 2013