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Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects: One Dead and One on the Run

Updated on April 21, 2013

Dzhokhar & Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Boston Marathon Bombers: Tamerlan on left, Dzhokhar on right
Boston Marathon Bombers: Tamerlan on left, Dzhokhar on right
Boston Marathon Bombers
Boston Marathon Bombers

Boston Bombing Supects Have Been Identified

The F.B.I. have identified the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects as Dzhokhar & Tamerlan Tsarnaev from Chechnya (Russia).

Three days after the Boston Marathon Bombing, they went on a rampage, robbing a 7/11 convenient store, carjacking a man at gunpoint, killing an MIT university police officer, and hurling explosives at police officers in a high-speed car chase.

F.B.I. Special Agent Richard DesLauriers pleaded: "Somebody out there knows these individuals as friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members...though it may be difficult, the nation is counting on those with information to come forward and provide it to us."

Tsarnaev Brothers at the Boston Marathon

The Tsarnaev Brothers: Dzhokhar on left, Tamerlan on right
The Tsarnaev Brothers: Dzhokhar on left, Tamerlan on right

Tamerlan Tsarnaev Quote

Tamerlan Tsarnaev posted on a social media site: “I don’t have a single American friend. I don’t understand them.”

Boston Marathon Bombing

Law Enforcement watched surveillance footage of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a white hat on April 15, 2013. Dzhokhar and his brother, Tamerlan, were both seen in the footage at the Boston Marathon. Tamerlan wore a black hat, and carried a black backpack.

Dzhokhar was seen leaving the crowd at the marathon. He sets a backpack down, leaves the vicinity of the explosive, and pauses before the bomb explodes.

Dzhokhar remains calm in the video, which is bizarre behavior considering that a bomb just went off. This is one obvious indicator to law enforcement of his involvement.

Dzhokhar then walks away from where the second bomb was planted. He leaves the scene, wearing his white hat.

Trauma surgeons noted the following things surgically removed from the bombing victims: wood, concrete, plastic, metal nails, and metal pellets.

Boston Police S.W.A.T. Van

Boston S.W.A.T. van
Boston S.W.A.T. van

Boston is on Lockdown

One Boston resident witnessed a Black SUV that appeared to have slammed into a police car on the night of April 18, 2013. He and his son heard what they thought were firecrackers and an explosion outside their home, but it was apparently gunfire. They heard at least 60 gunshots, and the explosion shook their home.

Other residents of Watertown, MA could also hear gunshots and explosions Thursday night.

Dzhokhar & Tamerlan Tsarnaev from Russia robbed a 7/11 convenience store. They later shot an MIT police officer dead in his police car. The bombing suspects then later held a driver at gunpoint in a carjacking in Cambridge, MA.

The booms and explosions heard by residents of Watertown, MA were sounds from the explosives that the Dzhokhar Brothers were throwing at police officers in a high speed car chase, after the carjacking.

When officers fired upon the brothers, one of them – Tamerlan Tsarnaev - was wounded. He was taken to Beth Israel Hospital, where he died from bullet wounds and an explosion. Tamerlan was 26 years old.

According to CNN, “police swarmed over a Watertown, Massachusetts, neighborhood looking for the surviving suspect, identified by Boston police as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, age 19.”

The majority of Boston is on lock down as the search continues for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the loose. Residents have been urged to lock their doors and stay away from their windows.

Massachusetts Police Spokesman, Col. Timothy Alben said: “This situation is grave…We’re making significant progress up there. But it may take hours to do this.”

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was identified by the FBI as the bombing suspect from the Boston Marathon, a few days earlier, wearing a dark cap, sunglasses, and a black backpack.

Surveillance Footage of Tsarnaev Brothers in Boston

Update on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Surrender

Update: On April 19, 2013, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev surrendered to law enforcement after sustaining a bullet wound and a wound from an explosion.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding under a boat tarp in Watertown, MA. He moved about when the helicopter equipped with heat vision was not in the air.

Residents in Watertown and the Boston area were relieved when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was taken into custody. They cheered on any personnel that were instrumental in bringing this man to justice.

According to the Boston Globe, three others have also been taken into custody in connection with the Boston Marathon Bombings. Two of them are men, and one of them is a woman.

Tsarnaev Brothers' Uncle Speaks Out

Dzhokhar's uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, told reporters about the brothers: “Somebody radicalized them, but it wasn’t my brother...”

The Big Question Answered by NBC

The "elephant in the room" is the questions: Why would the Tsarnaev brothers do this?

NBC News reports: "On a Russian social media site, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev identified his religion as Islam and his priorities as career and money."

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev became an American citizen on Sept. 11, 2012 - the anniversary of the New York City Terrorist attacks.

Dzhokhar's uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, told reporters about the brothers: “Somebody radicalized them, but it wasn’t my brother...”

Thanks to NBC news, we now know why the Tsarnaev Brother's committed these horrible acts. Radical Islam is the answer.

The NBC news story can be read here.


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