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April 29th, 2013
02:33 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Gas station clerk helps Tsarnaev victim; Giuliani on Russia; Photog snaps pics amidst explosions

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  • Gas station clerk harbored Tsarnaev carjacking victim

In continuing it's comprehensive coverage of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, on Friday evening "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed Tarek Ahmed.

A gas station clerk, Ahmed was working the evening "Danny" – a Chinese student who had been carjacked by the Tsarnaev brothers – escaped, and rushed into his store:

"He fell down, screaming, 'Please, please call me the police, they want to kill me, they have a gun, they have a bomb,' Ahmed told Piers Morgan. "The first thing I did, I tried to check his face, is the same face like I saw in the two pictures of the suspects. But it wasn't the same face."

Despite maintaining his composure throughout, Ahmed admitted to fearing for his life:

"I was waiting someone to shoot me at this moment. I was waiting to die at this moment."

  • Rudy Giuliani: Dagestan is key

Additionally, Friday also saw the return of Rudy Giuliani, as the former New York City mayor offered his analysis of the significane of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's travels to Russia:

"I think that's where, at least a lot of the training, a lot of the expertise got developed, in Dagestan, which puts the onus now on the FBI. Why wasn't that trip followed up on immediately? Why didn't we go find out ... the minute he went to Dagestan, here's a guy, we're warned by the Russian government this is a guy that's a jihadist, this is a guy that could be a terrorist. Now, he goes to Russia, i.e., Dagestan, now we should be following up on that immediately," insisted the one-time Republican presidential candidate. "The Russians must have followed him. They were interested in him for sure. They must have followed him when he went back to Russia. So what did they see him doing?"

  • Boston Globe photographer: "I just kept shooting"

And on Friday, Morgan spoke with Boston Globe photojournalist John Tlumacki.

The man who captured the iconic image of runner Bill Iffrig crumbling to the ground in the aftermath of the first blast, Tlumacki described the value of his pictures:

"It brought it to a personal level. You were able to see the people who this affected. And I think I did my job as a photographer, as a journalist. And I look back and I go, you know, I'm glad I did what I did. I know it was difficult for people to see these images, but we had to see it. The world had to see the horror that was there, that, you know, this was terrorism," he told the host. "I felt that my duty, as a photo journalist was to capture those images. I didn't even know if any other photographers were there. I just kept shooting what I could shoot"

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Richard Beam

    Piers...could you find out who was with the Tsarnaev baby on the day of the bombing and the night of the chase/death of Tamerlan. Wouldn;t this person hls some clues? My understaning is that Kathryn Russell says she was working during these hours and Tamerlan was left with the child?

    April 29, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Griff.

    "Yes, Pierse. If Texas do as they threatened to last year, they could claim one hell of a lot of companies before they do. They did think of breaking away from the USA and going it alone. Quote: In Connecticut, where venerable gunmakers like Colt and Sturm, Ruger & Co. have been joined in the last decade or so by upstarts like Stag Arms and PTR, reform of gun laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings has left the industry feeling unwelcome. Bristol-based high-end rifle manufacturer PTR Industries announced this month via Facebook that it would be taking its 40 jobs and $50,000 weekly payroll to an unspecified new state, widely believed to be Texas.

    Read more: Unquote.

    April 29, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jason B

      Don't forget Beretta's threats or actions to move out of MD because of that state's actions on gun control. I'm expecting them to announce moving to TX any day. MD deserves what they get.

      May 1, 2013 at 10:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Don

    Peir's will the living, younger bomber be charge with the murder of his brother. I had thought he ran him over after the police jumped out of the way???

    April 29, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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