Thursday, August 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:53:17 GMT
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A Portland native narrowly missed being hit by a bullet when police in Massachusetts opened fire on the first suspect from the Boston Marathon bombings.
Kristian Tuinzing was inside a closet at his home in Watertown early this morning when he heard several explosions and hundreds of gunshots outside his window, his father told FOX 12. One of the bullets came through a football calendar that was hanging on his wall.
Kristian's father, Reinier, was in California on a business trip when he got the call from his son at around 10:30 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday night. Reinier told FOX 12 outside of his Portland home that when he saw his son calling at that time of the night, he instantly knew something was wrong.
"That was like 1:30 a.m. his time," Reinier Tuinzing said. "This was not going to be a good call."
Chaos was unfolding outside Kristian Tuinzing's window in Watertown. The massive search for one of the suspects from Monday's deadly marathon bombings was now centered on his street.
All Kristian Tuinzing could do was listen and describe the terror.
"He said he was in his closet, hunkered down, and there was a lot of shooting going out on the street," Reinier Tuinzing said. "That's a frightening thing to hear from a child."
Kristian Tuinzing tweeted that he heard about 500 gunshots in a matter of minutes.
During the shootout, something hit Kristian Tuinzing's window, his father said. A picture posted on Twitter shows where a bullet came through a calendar on his wall, hit a chair that he had been sitting in moments before, then landed on his floor.
"He literally dodged a bullet. And that was very frightening for me to hear that it was that close," Reinier Tuinzing said.
That close call came less than four days after Kristian took the day off from work to watch his cousin run the Boston Marathon. Luckily, she finished about 30 to 45 minutes before the blasts near the finish line, Reinier Tuinzing said.
"He's really tired," Reinier Tuinzing said. "Tired sleep-wise and tired mentally, but obviously it's very stressful."
Reinier Tuinzing now worries about how his son will cope in the days ahead. But knowing he wasn't physically hurt is a huge relief.
"He was just very much 'Dad, I love you.' Very appreciative of being alive and recognizing how important it is and how quick it can change," Reinier Tuinzing said.
Kristian Tuinzing moved to Massachusetts for college after graduating from Jesuit High School in 2006, his father said. He now works for an IT consulting firm.
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Friday, August 22 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 06:00:08 GMT
This is a news release from Jones County Junior College Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classesMore >>
Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classes and meet their new teachers. More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:00:11 GMT
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), right, is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young. (Photo by Charmaine Schmemund)
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute forMore >>
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute for Disability Studies.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:03:30 GMT
University of Southern Mississippi alum Daniel Murin is assisting in laboratory experiments at Scripps Research Institute in San Diego that have led to significant breakthroughs in the fight against Ebola. (Photo by Ana Wang)
This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in theMore >>
Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in the fight against one of the world's most feared diseases.
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:51:20 GMT
Southern Miss athletics news release HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The first afternoon practice for the Southern Miss football team here Thursday could almost have been considered a two-a-day session. TheMore >>
The first afternoon practice for the Southern Miss football team here Thursday could almost have been considered a two-a-day session.More >>