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Boston Bombing Suspect Arrested

Friday, April 19th, 2013

UPDATE, 8:25 PM  Sat. night Israel Time: Federal terrorism charges against Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev could be filed soon, even as he remains hospitalized, a Justice Department official told CNN on Saturday. The 19-year-old could also face murder charges at the state level.

UPDATE 7:12 pm ET Reports that suspect was hiding in boat, under tarp, behind a house in Watertown.

7:06 pm ET shots heard, police cars moving back into the area in Watertown.  There is an ambulance being backed up into a driveway.  Police in SWAT vehicles roaring out of Boston towards Watertown. Some reports, “suspect down.”

6:11 pm ET final scheduled press conference of the day Massachusetts State Police Colonel Timothy Alben explained that many leads were followed up on and were “not fruitful.”  The police and military presence will be reduced, although still a substantial presence will remain in place until probably Monday.  “We are committed to seeing a conclusion in this case.”

Gov. Deval Patrick said the MBTA (mass transit) system is being re-opened.  The “stay indoors” requirement has been lifted, but everyone is being encouraged to “remain vigilant.”

Mayor Menino: Thanks everyone, there are many leads still being pursued.

Watertown Mayor: We will continue to have a “saturated presence.”  The designated crime scene over a large 20 square block area in Watertown will be taken down in the next few hours.

Everyone is being asked to continue to call in any possible sightings of Dzokhar Tsarnaev.

The officials are being asked, “how can it be that the lockdown is being lifted, yet an armed and very dangerous individual is still on the loose?”  Excellent question, although because the officials are reluctant to discuss the details of the investigation, it could indicate that  - this is pure speculation – the suspect is either in custody or is known to be severely injured.  Col. Alber said he is “confident” that the suspect remains in Massachusetts, and the reason he gave is because “all of his ties are here.”  However, we already know the suspect has an aunt in Canada, a sister in West New York, New Jersey and an uncle in Maryland.

 

2:45 pm ET It was just announced that the missing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, became a naturalized U.S. citizen on September 11, 2012.

2:15 pm ET press conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry coming up.

1:25 pm Emily Long, next door neighbor to the Tsarnaev family for a year and a half, said they were “very polite, helpful” and “sweet.”  Tamarlin was the oldest, then two sisters, and the youngest is Dzhokhar.  The parents had been lawyers in Russia.  Their father had, according to Long, been beaten badly by the KGB, and that was why they were given political asylum in the United States.  Note, this is information given by a neighbor, it is unconfirmed thus far.

1:18 pm ET According to Fox News, the older Tsarnaev brother had social media accounts praising allah and Chechen separatism, and also a YouTube account containing violent videos, and he spent approximately 6 months abroad last year.  He was arrested in 2011 for assaulting his girlfriend.

A noon press conference given by Massachusetts, Boston and Watertown political leaders had nothing new to reveal, but implored people to stay inside and not to open their doors to anyone other than uniformed police officers.  Watertown mayor thanked everyone for their cooperation, but insisted they “need more time.”

Airspace over Boston area is closed indefinitely.

A controlled detonation took place in Cambridge this afternoon.  The Tsarnaev brothers lived in an apartment in Cambridge.

11:00 am ET: Ruslan Tsarnaev, uncle of the two suspects gave a press conference Friday morning outside his home in Montgomery Village, Maryland.  The uncle, who said he had not seen the boys in many years, was visibly agitated.

According to the uncle of the suspects, the brothers are not what he calls “Chechens,” whom he said are “peaceful people.”  The uncle said neither boy was born in Chechnya, although the younger boy was born in Dhagastan, which borders on Chechnya.

When asked what he wants to tell his nephew, Ruslan Tsarnaev said:

If you are alive, turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness from the victims, from the injured.  We are ashamed, you have put shame on the entire [Chechen] ethnicity.  Turn yourself in!

 

The suspect still living, 19 year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is known to be registered as a student at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.  That school is closed today and is in the process of being evacuated.

Boston Marathon Suspect Killed

Friday, April 19th, 2013

One suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was killed early Friday morning, following an attack on police officers in Watertown that involved explosives and gunfire.

The second suspect is being sought.

The man known as suspect 2, wearing a white hat, is the suspect still on the run, according to Channel 5 News in Boston. Sources say the situation “fluid and dangerous.”

State police spokesman David Procopio said, “The incident in Watertown did involve what we believe to be explosive devices possibly, potentially, being used against the police officers.”

The situation was linked to the fatal shooting of an MIT police officer on Laurel and Dexter Streets in Watertown, late Thursday night.

Teams of police officers and FBI agents are roaming the neighborhood, with choppers overhead.

A State Police spokesman says an MBTA police officer was wounded in Watertown.

“I can confirm that a Transit Police officer was wounded. He is being treated at this hour at a local hospital,” said spokesman Joe Pesaturo.

One Boston Marathon Suspects Killed, Another Apprehended

Friday, April 19th, 2013

UPDATES BELOW

This article is being updated in realtime as information becomes available. 

Overview:

An MIT campus police officer was shot multiple times and killed on Thursday night. The shooting occurred around 10:30PM near Vasser and Main street (The Stata Building #32). The officer was taken to Massachusetts General, where he died of his wounds.

At 1:15 AM Boston time, there was an additional report of a carjacking, gunfire, and explosions, including grenades in Watertown, Boston. It is not clear if the two events are related.

Homeland security vehicles and heavily armed security personnel are in Watertown, according to  The Boston Channel.

Police are asking all people near MIT to stay indoors.

Police are currently searching for suspects. Police stay there are undetonated explosives in the area. They’ve asked people in the area  to turn off their cellphones due to fear of cellphone connected bombs.

Police are chasing after Mercedes SUV.

 

Updates: (Latest first)

8:24 AM Boston time - Dr. David Shoenfeld, a surgeon from Watertown went to Beth Israel hospital in early morning after hearing the shooting, and ended up as the doctor who treated the suspected terrorist who died. Suspects brother also ran him over.

8:11 AM Boston time – Suspects also have an older sister and brother.

8:01 AM Boston time Search may take hours. Entire city of Boston has been asked to stay indoors. Manhunt expanding.

7:52 AM Boston time Marathon bombers are believed to have arrived in the US with their family in 2002-2003

7:52 AM Boston time First suspect is ID’ed as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 22 (dead)

7:40 AM Boston time - Suspects may be brothers.

7:28 AM Boston time – Suspects lived in Turkey and Kazakhstan before coming to US.

7:06 AM Boston time - Police say Suspects had paramilitary training.

 6:50 AM Boston time - AP reports that the name of second suspect identified as “Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev”, a  19 year old foreign national living in Cambridge, possibly from Chechnya.

5:55 AM Boston time - Police leaving the house.

5:54 AM Boston time - Police entering home on Dexter Street with guns drawn, when no response received in door to door search.

5:49 AM Boston time - Boston police lock down towns around Watertown. All business are to remain closed while manhunt for Suspect #2 continues.

5:45 AM Boston time - Boston public transit has been shut down as a safety measure.

5:37 AM Boston time - Watertown residents still locked down as police look for suspect #2

 4:17 AM Boston time - Live police conference reviewing the events of the evening. One policeman was seriously injured in the earlier shootout. Police warn residents to not open doors, and drivers to not let anyone into their cars.

4:04 AM Boston time - Boston Police Commissioner confirms that Boston Marathon Suspect #1 is Dead. Search is on for Suspect #2.

 3:59 AM Boston time - Boston TV reports that Marathon Suspect #1 is dead and suspect #2 is still at large.

3:58 AM Boston time - Police will be doing a series of controlled explosions. Air horn will blow before explosion to prepare residents.

3:04 AM Boston time - Unofficially police have told pedestrians in Watertown that there are  “explosive everywhere” including grenades.

3:02 AM Boston time - Police confirm that only 1 suspect is in custody in Watertown. They are examining connection to Marathon bombing.

2:57 AM Boston time - Police confirm that MIT and Watertown events are connected.

2:49 AM Boston time - Boston Globe says one Boston Marathon suspect is now in custody. Twitter feeds saying second suspect also captured. This has not yet been confirmed by the FBI or the police.

2:21 AM Boston time - Police still searching in Watertown, but the event seems to be winding down.

2:15 AM Boston time - Watertown residents still told to stay indoors.

2:05 AM Boston time - MIT tells faculty/student body that the campus is now safe.

1:58 AM Boston time - 3rd suspect has been released and is not a suspect.

1:56 AM Boston time - Bomb disposal robot onsite in Watertown.

1:51 AM Boston time - Boston Channel in talking to residents report that police spoke with a person who had been in the carjacked vehicle and got away from the carjackers.

1:44 AM Boston time - Police are currently arresting third suspicious person right now in Watertown.

1:43 AM Boston time - Residents report seeing a lightly injured policeman taken away by ambulance. Police are doing searches in the area.

1:37 AM Boston time - Residents in Watertown hear explosion from a controlled explosion.

1:34 AM Boston time - Police are still looking for an “active shooter”, but it is not clear where.

1:30 AM Boston time: Unconfirmed reports are that police now have 2 suspects in custody in Watertown, but it is not known if they are connected to the MIT shooting. One suspect has been taken to a hospital.

 

 

 

 

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