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Gas Station Owner Describes Encounter with Bomb Suspects, Carjacking Victims

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(CNN) — A man, allegedly carjacked by the bombing suspects, says he was scared for his life.

The unidentified man told WMUR-TV that he escaped when Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stopped at a gas station to fill up the tank.

CNN spoke with the gas station owner who recalled the fear he felt when he saw the man run inside screaming for help:

“In after maybe 30 seconds…I call the police. He came here…he go – he went inside the back area and he closed the door. And I…this morning I call the police. But I remember the gun. They want to shoot me. He was very very…he was screaming and he was nervous. He can take his brace so…it’s too difficult for me to tell you,” says Tareq Ahmed, the gas station owner.

Soon after that carjacking, the brothers engaged in a gun battle with authorities. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after the shootout, while his brother, Dzhokhar, is being held in custody at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in fair condition.

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