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Danny, aka Jiang Lantan, is a 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur whose Mercedes was carjacked by Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev last Thursday evening.

The incident occurred at almost 11p.m. when the man, who has asked to only be identified by his American nickname Danny, but now known by Chinese bloggers as Jiang Lantan, had just pulled his car to the curb on Brighton Avenue, Boston.

While Danny was texting, a man in dark clothes approached his car and knocked on the window. Before the driver could react the man had unlocked the door, climbed in and was brandishing a silver handgun, according to the Boston Globe.

The man, who would later be identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, asked Danny if he had followed the news about Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.

“I did that,” said the man.

“And I just killed a policeman in Cambridge.”

Danny says he has been able to fill in important blanks between the murder of MIT police officer Sean Collier, just before 10:30 p.m. on April 18, and the Watertown shootout that ended just before 1 a.m. with the death of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the serious wounding of his brother Dzhokhar, 19.

Jiang Lantan has described a truly harrowing ordeal which included a bizarre mix of bursts of life-threatening violence and everyday conversation on mundane subjects such as girls, how much payments on his Mercedes ML 350 were, the iPhone5 and whether anyone still listens to CDs.

At one point Tamerlan Tsarnaev told Danny not to look at his face, to he said he would not remember his face.

The bomb suspect replied: “It’s like white guys, they look at black guys and think all black guys look the same. And maybe you think all white guys look the same.”

In another moment during the carjacking, the suspects were disappointed that Danny did not have any CDs in his car. They flipped through the radio avoiding news stations and later put on a CD of chatting after they had made a stop.

To begin with Jiang Lantan was driving his car with Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the passenger seat beside him, while Dzhokhar following behind in a sedan. Later the brother’s moved all the gear into Danny’s car and Tamerlan drove.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev enters a gas station in Cambridge, Massachusetts, wearing a gray hoodie and carrying snacks on Thursday evening

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev enters a gas station in Cambridge, Massachusetts, wearing a gray hoodie and carrying snacks on Thursday evening

The late-night drive lasted an hour and a half. At one stage during his ordeal, Danny says a friend called him on his phone and he was told by Tamerlan Tsarnaev that he would be killed if he spoke to the person in Chinese.

“Death is so close to me,” said Danny, recalling his thinking at the time.

“I don’t want to die.”

“I have a lot of dreams that haven’t come true yet,” said the student from central China, who attended a graduate school at Northeastern University before joining a tech start-up company.

Jiang Lantan had come to the US in 2009 for a master’s degree and graduated in January 2012, before returning to China to await a work visa.

He had returned two months ago, however he chose to told Tamerlan Tsarnaev that he was still a student and had been in the US barely a year.

Jiang Lantan says the brothers had some difficulty understanding his English when he tried to tell them he was from China.

“Oh, that’s why your English is not very good,” said Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

“OK, you’re Chinese… I’m a Muslim.”

“Chinese are very friendly to Muslims!” Danny said.

“We are so friendly to Muslims.”

Danny also revealed that could hear the brothers openly discussing driving to New York, although he couldn’t make out if they were planning another attack or just looking to escape.

Fortunately for Danny there was a problem because his car was almost out of gas and then a set of circumstances played out which afforded him an opportunity to escape his captors.

In search of petrol they stopped at a Shell Station and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was forced to go inside the Shell Food Mart to pay for petrol.

When Tamerlan Tsarnaev put his gun in the door pocket to fiddle with a navigation device, Danny seized his moment to escape.

“I was thinking I must do two things: unfasten my seatbelt and open the door and jump out as quick as I can. If I didn’t make it, he would kill me right out, he would kill me right away.”

He unbuckled his seat belt, opened the door, then slammed it behind, and sprinted off at an angle that would be a hard shot for any marksman.

“F***!” he heard Tamerlan Tsarnaev saying, but the man did not follow.

Jiang Lantan reached the safe haven of a Mobil station across the street and sought cover in a supply room, while he shouted at the clerk to call 911.

Authorities have said that Danny’s quick-thing escape allowed police to swiftly track down the Mercedes, abating a possible attack by the Tsarnaev brothers on New York City and precipitating a wild shootout in Watertown that killed Tamerlan and left a severely injured Dzhokhar hiding in the neighborhood.

After an hour of talking to police – as the shootout and manhunt erupted in Watertown -Danny was brought to East Watertown for a “drive-by lineup”, studying faces of detained suspects in the street from the safety of a cruiser.

He did not recognize the suspects in the line-up. He spent the night talking to local and state police and the FBI before being dropped at home at 3 p.m. the next afternoon.

Jiang Lantan said, when he was back in Cambridge, after questioning: “I think, Tamerlan is dead, I feel good, obviously safer. But the younger brother – I don’t know.”

Danny had wondered if Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had discovered his address and would come looking for him. But the police knew the wallet and registration were still in the bullet-riddled Mercedes, and that a wounded Dzhokhar could not have gone far.

That night, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was caught, ending a harrowing week across Greater Boston and in particular for Jiang Lantan.

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New images of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with his arms full of Doritos and Red Bull as he and his brother Tamerlan attempt a getaway after becoming prime terror suspects.

Dressed in a grey hoodie, the surveillance footage is believed to show 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as he enters a gas station in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The man following him into the store in the beige cap appears to be 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

In another image, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is seen wearing a beige flat cap pulled low at an ATM machine, withdrawing $800.

Cambridge gas station surveillance images show Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with arms full of Red Bull and Doritos

Cambridge gas station surveillance images show Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with arms full of Red Bull and Doritos

The card was stolen from a man taken hostage by the alleged terrorists after he was car-jacked last Thursday during the bombers’ desperate but futile plan to escape.

The victim was able to jump out of the car and flee while the alleged terrorists went to buy snacks.

The terrifying sequence of events began when Tamerlan Tsarnaev carjacked a Mercedes SUV car at gun point barely 40 minutes after MIT campus police officer Sean Collier was killed as he sat in his patrol car.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev jumped into the passenger seat of the Mercedes and told the driver: “Did you hear about the Boston explosion… I did that.”

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was caught on a CCTV camera entering an all night garage with his face partially hidden by a grey hooded sweatshirt.

But he left empty handed after his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev hammered on the glass front door of the gas station kiosk saying: “We’ve got to go.”

Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s intervention came after the victim of the carjacking managed to escape and run across to another all night gas station across the street where he pleaded for help.

Newly released FBI files have revealed that hip hop super-group The Wu Tang Clan was involved in carjackings, murders, drug dealing and money laundering.

The FBI’s dossier on the group’s founding member, Ol’ Dirty Bastard (ODB) has been released in response to a Freedom of information request.

ODB, aka Russell Jones, died of an accidental drug overdose in 2004, after consuming a mixture of cocaine and opiates.

But the rap group continues and is releasing its 6th album this year.

“The WTC is heavily involved in the sale of drugs, illegal guns, weapons possession, murder, carjacking and other types of violent crime,” an early paragraph of the 94 page haul states, according to the Gun.io blog.

Newly released FBI files have revealed that hip hop super-group The Wu Tang Clan was involved in carjackings, murders, drug dealing and money laundering

Newly released FBI files have revealed that hip hop super-group The Wu Tang Clan was involved in carjackings, murders, drug dealing and money laundering

Russell Jones was arrested nine times between April 1, 1987, and January 15, 1999, for a range of crimes that included petty larceny, contempt and nonsupport of a child.

In January 1999, Russell Jones was charged with attempted murder in the first/second degree, criminal use of a firearm, and unlawful wearing of a body vest, Gun.io reported.

Riddled with violent crime, the late rapper’s file refers to the murder of Jerome Estrella aka Boo Boo, by an unnamed member of a gang called the Bloods, who allegedly sometimes acted as enforcers for the WTC.

The confessed killer allegedly offered to do a deal with detectives to provide information about the WTC.

Intriguingly one cutting in the file, documenting the late hip hop star’s forays with the law, details the arrest of P Diddy, though no actual connection between the two hip hop stars is made.

The file also describes a drug-deal gone bad that resulted in a shooting and carjacking on Staten Island.

One of those involved was allegedly a suspect in an unsolved murder supposedly ordered by the WTC in retaliation for a robbery.

Some ten pages of the folder are dedicated to a chain of events leading to the murder of a Robert Pooh Johnson in 1997.

After being shot and robbed by men wearing ski masks in his home ODB was interviewed by police. They allegedly made off with $10,000 worth of jewellery. ODB said he knew the gunman who lived down the street from him but did not want to continue with the investigation because of the possible repercussions for his family in the projects.

The document is heavily redacted and the sequence of events is not clear, but the file claims members of the collective bought a gun used to murder former associate Johnson in 1997.

“Johnson was an associate of the WTC who had a falling out with the group and it is believed that his murder was ordered by someone within the WTC,” the file states.

The files also claim that the Wu-Tang Clan used their record label to launder money.

Once a member had shown their commitment to the WTC, they were “offered record contracts to record rap type music”, with numerous recording companies set up for this purpose.

“This allows legitimate monies to flow into these accounts along with the proceeds from [redacted],” the files allege.