Boston Bombing question re: the victim who identified the bomber
How did the bomber place the backpack on the ground by him? Did he just put it there and walk away?
Yes. Apparently looked the guy right in the eyes when he did it.
I'm unclear as to whether it was the older or younger brother that did it through.
How did the bomber get away without getting hurt in the explosion? (I think it is the younger bomber that the guy saw.)
He didn't get hurt because it was on timer. It didn't denonate right there but a couple minutes later. He was stupid not to run when someone drops a backpack at your feet and looks you right in the eye. I would have thrown the backpack right back at him.
Like, "buddy you forgot something" ?
It was the younger.
He could have thought the guy was setting down the backpack as a place saver. It's like setting a foam cooler on a picnic table as a place saver while you go to get more stuff.