Second bomb suspect captured alive

Boston police: 'Suspect in custody'
Associated Press
Apr 19, 2013

A 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Friday evening after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead.

Police announced via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in custody. They later wrote, "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody."

Tsarnaev's brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed Friday in a furious attempt to escape police.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been holed up in a boat in a Watertown neighborhood. The crowd gathered near the scene let out a cheer when spectators saw officers clapping.

"Everyone wants him alive," said Kathleen Paolillo, a 27-year-old teacher who lives in Watertown.

Boston Mayor Tom Menino tweeted "We got him," along with a photo of the police commissioner speaking to him.

During a long night of violence Thursday into Friday, the brothers killed an MIT police officer, severely wounded another lawman and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle, authorities said.

The suspects were identified by law enforcement officials and family members as Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, ethnic Chechen brothers who had lived in Dagestan, which neighbors Chechnya in southern Russia. They had been in the U.S. for about a decade, an uncle said, and were believed to be living in Cambridge, Mass.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a 26-year-old who had been known to the FBI as Suspect No. 1 and was seen in surveillance footage of the marathon in a black baseball cap, was killed overnight, officials said. His younger brother, who had been dubbed Suspect No. 2 and was seen wearing a white, backward baseball cap in the images from Monday's deadly bombing — escaped and was on the run.

Their uncle in Maryland, Ruslan Tsarni, pleaded on live television: "Dzhokhar, if you are alive, turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness."

Authorities in Boston suspended all mass transit and warned close to 1 million people in the entire city and some of its suburbs to stay indoors as the hunt for Suspect No. 2 went on. Businesses were asked not to open. People waiting at bus and subway stops were told to go home. The Red Sox and Bruins postponed their games.

From Watertown to Cambridge, police SWAT teams, sharpshooters and FBI agents surrounded various buildings as police helicopters buzzed overhead and armored vehicles rumbled through the streets. Authorities also searched trains.

"We believe this man to be a terrorist," said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. "We believe this to be a man who's come here to kill people."

The bombings on Monday killed three people and wounded more than 180 others, tearing off limbs in a spray of shrapnel and instantly raising the specter of another terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

Chechnya was the scene of two wars between Russian forces and separatists since 1994, in which tens of thousands were killed in heavy Russian bombing. That spawned an Islamic insurgency that has carried out deadly bombings in Russia and the region, although not in the West.

Investigators in the Boston case have shed no light on the motive for the bombing and have said it is unclear whether it was the work of domestic or international terrorists or someone else entirely with an unknown agenda.

The endgame — at least for Suspect No. 1 — came just hours after the FBI released photos and video of the two young men at the marathon's finish line and appealed to the public for help in identifying and capturing them.

State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said police realized they were dealing with the bombing suspects based on what the two men told a carjacking victim during their getaway attempt overnight.


Sullivan and Associated Press writers Stephen Braun and Jack Gillum reported from Washington. Associated Press writers Mike Hill, Katie Zezima, Pat Eaton-Robb and Steve LeBlanc in Boston and Jeff Donn in Cambridge, Mass., contributed to this report.



God no

S w Rand 2016

Actually, it's his own Twitter account that was tweeting support for Obama during the 2012 election season.

More research, less assumptions, pls.


I went to your link--- so what do you want me to look at?
If he did support Obama, it is totally irrevelant.

You probably supported Bush and he killed and maimed thousands of of people, including Americans, because of his lies.

More research, less assumptions.

S w Rand 2016

Spare us the rhetoric. You are merely trying to dance around the fact that you got caught making inaccurate assumptions. Your assumption being that, if it wasn't favorable to you, it must've come from a Right wing news outlet and it had to be a lie.

No. I thought Bush was the Antichrist, actually. This was back when I believed the mainstream Christian interpretations of the Bible (their interpretation of Revelations, to be more specific).


"Spare us the rhetoric. You are merely trying to dance around the fact that you got caught making inaccurate assumptions. Your assumption being that, if it wasn't favorable to you, it must've come from a Right wing news outlet and it had to be a lie."

How'd you assume all that crap?
Who do you think you are?
An investigative journalist , Bill O'reilly?


I heard it came from Rush.
Right wing news outlets are nuts.

S w Rand 2016

deleted, replied to wrong comment

S w Rand 2016

what is wrong with this thing, placed wrong again


This isn't Twitter.
Nobody cares about your frustrations with this site.

S w Rand 2016

.............You have to type something in, tho. It doesn't give you the option to remove your own comment, for some reason. You can only edit it. I figured, if I have to leave something in the text field, I might as well clarify.
By the way, I don't even use Twitter and yet I had no trouble figuring out how to scroll down on the suspect's feed so that it loads the earlier comments around the 2012 election season.


Whatever- Nobody cares about your frustrations with this site.


Wrong! I heard it on CNN this morning, and it is in print on CBS website. I couldn't find it at all on Fox.


I saw on the web. It said Rush started it. Don't care, it's irrevelant.


You're right...just as most of your comments.


And yours.


This Perkins High School student posted this on twitter: twitter@Obi_Juan_Wikel "Dzhokhar did nothing wrong".


He's a typical immature teenager. He makes posts like that all the time just to stir the pot. You can tell by all his posts that he wasn't serious.


Sounds like a typical liberal SR commenter…


He's a kid


dont give obama credit for what these police officers have done!

looking around

I don't see where Obama is trying to take any credit? He has congratulated all involved in the manhunt..job well done! You folks should give it up, you can't discredit the President for anything here.


Will you allow water boarding in Watertown Mr. President?


Not on a muslim.

The Big Dog's back

So, you are all for water boarding a United States citizen?

Darwin's choice

You bet ! You're first......


Obama does get credit! When a president doesn't use the resources and waits or thinks it's not important enough then their not handling the situation correctly. . The American people want a president that responses. He did that by using federal resources to take action and assisting the local authorities and state authorities with anything they needed . That's not always a given by a President. President Bush didn't move quick enough during Hurricane Katrina. A president can mess it up! It was an overall effort!


Because Obie moved so quick with Hurricane Its still a mess over there, people are still without power and without homes and money.


No president very does it all and never will. He's done some significant things but it's shallow to pull on this scenario and say that he didn't respond correctly. Be an American don't complain so much. You sound like the bombers. LoL!


so now you are saying Obie didn't do so well? Complaining? Isnt that what you did just above about Bush? Come on weak sauce, you gotta give us something straight and real. Not this fence jumping.

S w Rand 2016

So, you call Bush out on Hurricane Katrina and complain. Wait, doesn't that make you "sound like the bombers" now? Complaining and disrespecting the President?
Then, someone points out that Obama did poorly with the other Hurricane (Sandy) and you can't seem to handle the apples-to-apples comparison. So, you dance around it.

The bombers supported Obama, actually. And he is just doing so great that they couldn't possibly be complaining, right?