NBC Reporter Luke Russert Speculates On Boston Explosions’ Link To 1993 Waco Siege

In light of the explosions that have rocked Boston on Patriots’ Day, during the city’s annual marathon, NBC reporter Luke Russert took to Twitter to speculate that today’s horrific events could possibly be related to the 1993 government siege on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas — an incident often attached to conversations about “right-wing terrorism” and anti-government violence.

“I was at Fenway Park w my dad and @mikebarnicle during Waco which was on Patriots Day in 1993. Speculating on possible link,” Russert tweeted following the explosions.

On February 28, 1993, 76 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) agents conducted a surprise raid on the Waco ranch, but were met with gunfire from the religious group’s leader David Koresh and the ranch’s residents. A fifty-one day siege ensued, followed by an FBI assault that ended with the burning down of the compound.

Russert’s tweet below:

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