Inside Ground Zero: Photos From The Suspects' Apartment

Tyler Durden's picture

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:

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iDealMeat's picture

Jesus ZH...  Enough with this bullshit already..

MsCreant's picture

If they have been framed, this would be evidence in that direction. The place is a bachelor nothingburger.

fonestar's picture

Who knows what really happened?  All of this noise coming from North Korea, the Gold & Silver slam down and the bombing happening so close together does seem very odd though.

Ident 7777 economy's picture





" Most notably: not a trace of any explosive, incendiary or other bomb-preparing equipment or residue, no evidence of terrorist activity, and no weapons. "


How in de HELL can this be?!! It can't ... I CALL FRAME UP ... (not).


Obviously, the museum-folk have been there already and grabbed these up for 'future' display at some memorial for the two Chechnian 'boys' involved in this ...


/sarc all




francis_sawyer's picture

Who knows what really happened?  All of this noise coming from North Korea, the Gold & Silver slam down and the bombing happening so close together does seem very odd though.


My theory is that they all got their asses fried by listening to bitcoin weasels day & night & got pushed over the edge when it went tits up...

Ident 7777 economy's picture

Roiling humor in a time of FUD, darkness and insecurity; sir, you are a gem. 

zerozulu's picture

Do not believe a bit of what you are shown and do not believe half of what you are told.


LetThemEatRand's picture

So the still barely alive guy who was supposedly identified (by description only) by the wheelchair victim, looks an awful lot like the Saudi person of interest who was quietly deported.  

Here's the Saudi:

Here's the guy convicted already by the press (and most Americans):

The oldest trick in the law enforcement book if they want to nab a particular perp (other than planting evidence) is to rely on eyewitness testimony which can be easily manipulated, steered, interpreted, etc. Most people incorrectly believe it is generally reliable, when study and after study shows that if you ask 5 people who all saw the same thing to identify similar looking people from the same event they will reliably pick different people.   There are literally studies where people pick completely different looking people, and they are all saying what they honestly recall.   While I understand that Beck is hot and heavy about this guy and that makes me want to reject the idea out of hand, it is awfully convenient that a similar looking guy was identified right off the bat only to be released to diplomats.  I mean really -- what are the odds that the very person identified early on as a suspect, who was at the scene and obviously injured by the explosive, happens to be someone with sufficient connections that he's photographed with a diplomat hours after the event.

ronaldawg's picture

Ur tinfoil hat is melting - Of course they all look alike.

Seriously, the wheelchair victim "looked directly into his eyes?"  The 26 y/o was wearing sunglasses.....

flacon's picture

"Spalding" that orange thing is A REAL BOMB and Spalding is code for KRUGMAN!! I had a strong suspicion that we would find some sort of Keynesian propaganda in that house! Nailed it! Spalding = Krugman! 

Van Halen's picture

Only one was wearing sunglasses.

smlbizman's picture

i will speak as an expert on these pics.....i have been in the property management, owned, evicted, rented and rehabed for major lenders for 20 years ,until they had no money for repairs when the shit blew up.....had conseco go bancrupt on us....i will tell you this, this is more normal than you think. if we base anything off of these pics it should be there are either countless thousands of terroist, or countless thousands of me...its slobs....the shit i have seen......

ClassicalLib17's picture

Plywood door?  What the fuck kind of code compliance dept. does Cambridge have?  See something? Say nothing!  I would not put up with this kind of performance from a landlord, ever.  This says alot about the mindset of Cambridge municipal gov't and the voters that put them there.

Georgiabelle's picture

Perhaps the plywood door was installed by the police after they busted down the original door to gain access to the apartment?

Steaming_Wookie_Doo's picture

So who here is surprised that a newspaper could get into (what I would think) is an FBI crime scene? And you're right, you'd figure they would have some bomb making equipment, manuals, computers, etc. An "eery crockpot" just won't do it. 

So now we can either blame russians or muslims (what a 2 for 1 bargain). Zbigniew must be so proud. At least it wasn't exactly like a profile that got leaked earlier, that the guy would be 19 or 20 and a white NRA follower.

Georgiabelle's picture

Jeff Bauman was injured at the first bomb site. He identified Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed Thursday night, as the perpetrator. His brother, Chris Bauman, told Bloomberg News that Jeff got a good look at one of the suspects:“He woke up under so much drugs, asked for a paper and pen and wrote, ‘bag, saw the guy, looked right at me." According to Bloomberg, Bauman, 27, of Concord, N.H., was at the finish line waiting for his girlfriend to cross when a man in a cap, sunglasses and a black jacket over a hoodie looked at him. The man dropped a bag at his feet and left. The bag exploded less than three minutes later. The description Bauman gave helped investigators narrow down which images to look for as they examined all the video of the bombings, the New York Daily News reported.

Georgiabelle's picture

OK. I have to say I'm baffled why anyone would down vote this post. I'm simply trying to set the record straight that Jeff Bauman, the "wheelchair guy" referenced in LetThemEatRand's post as having identified Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, AKA the white hat guy, actually identified Tamerlan Tsarnaev, AKA the black hat guy. This information is readily available from just about every major news source. 

Georgiabelle's picture

Well, as long as it's just the conspiracy folks down voting me I'm OK with that. I was home sick Thursday and Friday and watched and read coverage of the bombings non-stop. I have listened to countless interviews with family members, friends and neighbors of those killed and injured as well as interviews with doctors and nurses at the hospitals treating the injured. There is zero chance these deaths and injuries and the bomb blasts in general were staged. I have no doubt that the markets are being manipulated, that the gold and silver markets were deliberately "taken down", that the media is controlled by TPTB, or that the government lies about many, maybe even most, things. But these are real people with families, neighbors, co-workers, etc and there is no way to pull off a conspiracy this big without one of the "actors" slipping up. Our govenment screws up even the simplest programs and just about every disaster response. There is no way they could have orchestrated this. There is much evil in this world and sometimes, sadly, things are what they appear to be. 

Dangertime's picture

As if we don't have enough anti-white misandry running around, now we need some of this.

Ragnar24's picture

Yup. As if calculating probabilities isn't "thinking for yourself", i.e. you're a bigot and an unthinking fool if you look at the common characteristic that most bombers share: Islamic faith.

Not to mention that the white male in this propaganda piece didn't get busted for an act of terror. The incredulous female wasn't "profiling" the "arab" for drug trafficking -- she was scared that he had a bomb. In other words, the white male getting busted for drugs is a strawman in this argument. (because no one is suggesting that white males shouldn't be treated the same as an arab when it comes to all other crimes).

And by the way, I think America has instigated these attacks by waging unconstitutional/undeclared wars, but it is absolutely moronic to propose that Muslims should NOT be profiled. They have a solid track record by which they should be judged. Just like America's political/military leadership should be held accountable for starting this fight sometime before the CIA led coup of Mosaddegh in 1953.

o2sd's picture

i.e. you're a bigot and an unthinking fool if you look at the common characteristic that most bombers share: Islamic faith.

I think you will find that most bombers have no faith at all, and roll off the assembly line of Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon et all.

And by the way, I think America has instigated these attacks by waging unconstitutional/undeclared wars, but it is absolutely moronic to propose that Muslims should NOT be profiled. They have a solid track record by which they should be judged.

Care to detail this 'track record'? Care to place it against the track record of the US Government? How about the Irish? Or the Tamils? Or any number of terrorist organisations trained in the US?


john39's picture

israeli doctors treating bombing suspect....

but these are not the droids you are looking for...


Ident 7777 economy's picture




You wanted the best, didn't you?


BTW, who do you think works at the "Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center" anyway?





/mild sarc tag (in case you need it)


Pharming's picture

Can we please get back to what is going to destroy more lives around the globe than a few nutjobs with pressure cookers and a few nutjobs in the whitehouse??  The globalists / bankers / elite are destroying the world financially which WILL cost millions of lives.  This petty shit is a distraction.  The economy is collapsing before our eyes...does anyone agree?  I feel horrible and saddened for anyone here or abroad that has or will lose their lives or limbs by foreign bombers or even our own government bombers.  But there is a larger force behind all of this.  And it's evil.

jbvtme's picture

place is a shithouse.  what's mom's take on that?

A Lunatic's picture

Although not obvious at times, it's all interconnected. The actions of a few nut jobs with pressure cookers/guns will serve to empower the nut jobs in the White House with more Police State, surveillance, drones, internet restrictions, etc, etc, etc, which all prevents taxpayer funds from being applied to productive measures; for example, I find it strange that we cannot afford to have a tour guide at the White House, but we can send 250 million taxpayer dollars to Syrian Rebels.........

agNau's picture

Wait, where was the NRA manual?

Paveway IV's picture

It's under the bomb-making paint roller tray, right next to the bomb-making sanded grout. 

Iwanttoknow's picture

Also copies of koran,books on boston marathon and check's cashed by cia.

Offthebeach's picture

Well he could have been taken to any of those mooslim hospi.
Never mind.

A Lunatic's picture

They are probably just making sure his voice box never ever, ever, works again..........

Ident 7777 economy's picture

What about his fingers? I'm sure he could still draw stick figures in the sand or tap out 'names' on a board with his knuckles ... 

A Lunatic's picture

I'm quite certain there is a taxpayer subsidized program to teach sign language as part of an occupational training for displaced workers program. If not there sure ought to be............

Mactheknife's picture

Last night, one of the news networks replayed all of the police communication from the boat scene.  The local cops had the boat surrounded and were told to do nothing until the FBI got there. The FBI showed up and had the local guys pull back at which point all hell broke loose. It was pretty clear the FBI wanted this guy dead.  There was never any mention that the suspect had any type of weapon with him or in the boat.

Yahoo just reported that 60 Minutes was planning on doing a piece tonight on the video of those "contractors" at the scene with large black backpacks and Navy Seal ballcaps on...60 Minutes has had its Twitter feed hacked and suspended.

The Big Ching-aso's picture

Shit.    What are they gonna do turn this into a museum?.....


"And over here we have a crock pot..........."




nmewn's picture

Do you see Israeli's in your sleep too?

Cloud9.5's picture

There was this one girl. Oh crap.  Honey I forgot you were standing next to me.  It was after all a very long time ago.  I know.  I'm gonna sleep on the couch.

francis_sawyer's picture

Must be nice to be in a position where you've layed down the propaganda so thick, for so long, that people go out of their way to carry your water for free...


I'd say that I ought to study & learn that technique [& use it to my paranoid/greedy advantage]... But in the end, it would just make me an @sshole that everybody, sooner or later, despises...

nmewn's picture

What the hell are you talking about francis?...I'm doing the exact opposite of what you do 95% of the time. Sucks huh?

Is it or is it not a favorite pass time of yours to see everything through the prism of, how can I make this about Israel or jooos?

It doesn't matter what it is...banks, politics, bombings, sports, can be any damned thing.

Fuck off.

ronaldawg's picture

So Francis doesn't like joos - what does that matter?

Back on subject:  Apparently the two DID NOT rob the convenience store - there is store cam footage of someone else doing it.  I hope that the Daily News didn't print this in the last two days - how can they be so wrong.

Also the messy apartment is normal for a 26 year old and 19 year old.  What do you call 26 year old that keeps a clean apartment?  GAY.

Moreover, the photos have to be after the police tore it apart.  Right?  The police throw shit everywhere.

These photos indicate a problem with the narrative of the police and the MSM - that they were working alone.  If there are no bomb parts in the apartment (and no place to put them together), WHERE DID THEY do it?  Another location with the brothers limited funds SCREAMS that there are more people involved.  The Boston Mayor/liar is standing by his assertion that they are working alone.  The police/FBI are lying.




New_Meat's picture


"The Boston Mayor/liar is standing by his assertion that they are working alone."

You didn't decipher Mumbonics correctly; Mumbonics is a language that takes years to master.  Basically, Mumbonics, when well understood, requires that you take the exact opposite of what Mumblez is saying,  if it is to be interpreted correctly.  Then there are these gems:

  • "hanging like an alcatraz around our necks..."
  • "ionic moments in Boston sports history..."
  • "Varitek splitting the uprights..."
  • "We'll be just fine" {oh, no, that was the Devaluator, my bad}

Used to be a website filled with 'em

- Ned

francis_sawyer's picture

"Is it or is it not a favorite pass time of yours to see everything..."


I'll use the Jeff Spicoli to Mr. Hand defense...

"I Don't Know"...

I don't know anything about 'PASS TIME'S'... I have heard of 'PASTIMES'... as in...


pas·time  (pstm)n. An activity that occupies one's spare time pleasantly:


One of which ~ growing food ~ I have been actively engaged in most of the early afternoon [which explains the delayed reply]...


That... I consider a Pastime... One which produces material results I might add...

- It gives me a leg up on being able to eat something other than my iPhone after the joobuck usury system collapses

- It allows me to skirt the jew concieved Monsanto frankenfoods

- It keeps me from watching jew TV

- It, in the past, has allowed me to get relative BARGAINS by funneling my joobux into productive means

- It keeps me otherwise occupied so I'm not interested in borrowing money [from jew bankers] to keep up with the 'Jones-Steins' who bought the Beemer on credit...

- I'm sure there are other things as well... Shit... But I'm kinda busy... Do you realize that for the past 2 weeks, I've spent the LIONS SHARE of my time digging up stuff, or transplanting stuff, to give away... FOR FREE... To people who live around me?... Lotsa herbs... Oregano, Tarragon, Thyme, Chives, Spring Onions, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Cilantro, Garlic, Various flowers, [Snap Dragons, Tulips, Daffodils, Columbines, Flax], Parsley, Dill, Basil, Rosemary, Broccoli Rabe...

THAT is my pastime... They're THRILLED about the FREEBIES... Jew bankers?... Not so much [because nobody is going into debt by getting freebies from francis_sawyer]...


Now ~ Shall we discuss the 'Platt Amendment'?

Footnote: JEWS... LOL... I'm not interested in enslaving them, hustling them into camps, or even spray painting graffitti on their temples... I AM interested, however, in whatever means necessary to PREVENT them from doing that to me [which they seem to be actively engaged in, full court press style, at the moment]...

nmewn's picture

"...through the prism of, how can I make this about Israel or jooos?"

...was the rest of it. 

But why clip it off there, to engage as a grammar nazi?...well thats And you wildly exceeded my expectations with this new screed.

In truth, it gets really REALLY old francis. I don't bring it up much, everyone has a right to their opinion however hysterical it may be...but you don't get to scream jooo!!! all the time and have no one notice you're acting like a damned fool.

It would be like me coming on here and comparing Sharia with "progressive" wouldn't it?

Come to think of it, maybe I will ;-)

francis_sawyer's picture

Go for it... [compare 'Sharia' with 'progressive']... WTF do I care, or preside over?


It's OLDER than you & me both [or NOT... depending on where you stand]...

I can put on my 'Highlander' tags & wield some beaten down iron any time you wish... It's a tiring game, [just like someone carrying 'someone else's water], but somebody's got 2 play it I suppose...

nmewn's picture

Well, why not.

Sharia is the same as "progressive" in many respects. It is a religion (the worship of Gaia) and imposes this dogma through the state. Just like Sharia Law. Let someone say (to the statist mutaween) that they have no right to tell them they can't cut down a tree on their own property and see what happens. The full phalanx of imams will descend from the minarets above the MSM mosques on the poor hapless property owner.

In Maryland they propose (or have enacted) a tax on rain. Think about that, a gift from "Allah-Gaia" is to be taxed for the greater good of the

It doesn't get anymore distorted than that.

Strap up ;-)