UPDATE — DATELINE BOSTON

 

Boston, Massachusetts — The Army, in coordination with local authorities, has launched a series of raids that it says aims to recover arms stolen from government armories, as well as illegally-owned weapons from certain individuals.

A joint special operations unit, composed of Army and Marine personnel, was en route to the town of Concord – a suburb of Boston, about 20 miles from the City Center – to assist local police in the confiscations when, according to Army spokesman Captain Robert Brown, “some local people” opened fire on the troops as they passed through the center of Lexington Township. The troops returned fire, and several civilians were hit. No Army casualties were reported.

Local residents claim a very different story.

“The bastard’s killed my brother!”, exclaimed Jacob Porter; his brother, Asabel, is confirmed as being among the dead. “Everyone was just trying to go home. The Army just opened fire, then came at us. My God, they bayonetted people! Poor Mr. Harrington crawled to his doorstep, and died in his wife’s arms! It’s just insane!”

Jonathan Harrington, a local mechanic, is also among the dead.

“I don’t know what they expect to find in Concord,” John Parker said. “There’s nothing there but people’s personal weapons…”

Check back frequently, as this is a developing story.

 

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