This story is going around the usual circles, but there are a few things wrong with it. First of all Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was actually arrested by an MBTA SWAT Team.
The FBI tried to negotiate his surrender and he was eventually taken into federal custody. Considering how many people were involved in the actual arrest and how many agencies got involved, we’re talking about a lot of personnel that were in some way around.
Special Agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw were members of a hostage rescue team. I’m having trouble finding any legitimate news sites, not counting the usual Pravda-Ron Paul-Infowars conspiracy network sites, that even say that they specifically were in the area.
The Hostage Rescue Team was there and tossed in a stun grenade that forced his surrender, but the HRT consists of 90 operators. It’s unclear if Lorek and Shaw were the ones who were there and their obituaries fail to mention any such thing. Or that HRT had any further contact with him afterward.
Their deaths are not particularly mysterious. It’s dangerous work and the training is even more dangerous.
Lorek and another special agent, Stephen Shaw, were fast-roping from the aircraft onto a ship when the helicopter “encountered difficulties,” according to information released by the FBI. “The agents tragically fell a significant distance and suffered fatal injuries.”
Tran attended the memorial. Afterward he recalled a conversation when Lorek described his rehabilitation for eight broken ribs and a punctured lung he suffered during a training accident.
“It was just incredible to understand the work he did,” said Tran, of Chicago. “They put their lives on the line for us.”
Sure it could all be a giant cover up, but there were more than two people on the scene and more than two people involved in the arrest. Try hundreds.