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Boston Bombing Trial Video Shows Carjack Victim's Daring Escape

Surveillance video played at the Boston Marathon bombing trial shows carjacking victim Dun Meng dash from his car while the bombers tried to gas up.
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During the frantic manhunt for the brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombing, the two suspects carjacked Chinese immigrant Dun Meng in his Mercedes SUV.

But when they stopped for gas, Meng made a break for freedom, hiding in the service station while an attendant called 911.

His escape, after midnight on April 19, 2013, was captured on a series of surveillance videos, and released Thursday as evidence in the terror trial of one of the brothers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The footage shows Meng dashing from the car and across the gas station lot, then entering the station's shop an hiding in a storage space. The attendant called 911, and handed the phone to Meng, who struggled to articulate that the carjackers had boasted that they'd committed the April 15, 2013 bombings.

The 911 dispatcher didn't appear to understand, but he sent officers, who interviewed Meng. He told officers the vehicle had a tracking device, and that helped police follow the car.

Not long after, police got into a shootout with the brothers, in which the elder, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed.


— Jon Schuppe