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.



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No, but it is OK to kill a terrorist, ask the parents of the children killed in Boston, or the 3000 plus on 9/11. Your mindless rant for being a sick twisted person, you are the posted child for that. For the other comments, your neanderthal dribble displays your ignorance and is not worth further response........

S w Rand 2016

None of what you just said changes the fact that we have to convict this guy on hard evidence in a trial by jury, and not just some confession given to a "special interrogation team."
He was not apprehended while committing an act of terrorism. He is merely a suspect AFTER an act was committed.
If we convict him based solely on a confession given under "special interrogation," we would no longer be able to publicly claim to be a free and just society.

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I agree with you, unless the goverment classifies him as an enemy combatant under jurisdiction of the military code of justice, civil Due Process and Miranda is radically changed. With the amount of physical evidence the goverment might not need a confession, interrogation might help prevent a future attack. Were these two acting alone or part of a larger sleeper cell?

S w Rand 2016

Oh, I agree. If there is hard evidence, I would interrogate him also (including physical methods).
Even if there were reasonable suspicion without any hard evidence, I would still interrogate him but I would not use physical methods in that case. I would go with psychological methods, using whatever is considered the most advanced in that field (but, if it involved drugs, I would exclude any kind of drug that amounts to a form of torture).


There are still a lot of questions about the Boston bombing. The FBI is avoiding the questions.

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If its on the internet it must be true, what no wikipedia reference...


If these men would have had ties to Christian organizations, this article would have been inundated with comments from Liberals expressing their condemnation of Christianity. When it comes to Islam though, our resident Liberal trolls are always eerily quiet. They may make the occasional distinction, stating the more radical Muslim is not the norm, but you’ll rarely see a Liberal condemnation of the Islamic religion. Even though Islam’s tenets condemn homosexuality and oppress women, the Liberal is more than willing to look the other way. Not so, when it comes to Christianity. This is typical Liberal hypocrisy at its worst. The double standards they profess, negates any relevancy these trolling sock puppets have in these articles.

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Great comment

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The 19 year old is a Catholic.

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pooch once again, wrong, he went to a Catholic High School but is Muslin,both brothers worshiped at the same mosque, last I checked Catholics don't worship at a mosque. once again either confused or ignoring the facts....

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pooch, so the messiah is a radical right winger, he seems to be killing his share including an American without DUE Process, typical democrapper......

What category did the original domestic terrorists and presidential bud Bill Ayers fall?

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I'll ask you the same thing I asked gila. What was Bill Ayers CONVICTED of?

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Does a terrorist have to be convicted of anything to be a terrorist pooch? If not how did the messiah order the killing of an American without Due Process? Bill Ayers was not convicted because of the protection of Due Process, is he any less of a terrorist when he wrote the Weatherman manifesto "Ayers summed up the organization's ideology as follows: “Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, Kill your parents.” This man was a close personal friend of your political messiah, how proud you must be....

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bush, cheney and rumsfeld are also unconvicted terrorists.

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Only in your far left wacko fantasy world....


Start chopping fingers until he gives up info and then a bullet.

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rand, good thing we have an organized Government with rules and regulations to capture these individuals.

S w Rand 2016

No, I totally agree.
I just want to encourage people to, in their public discussions, keep our Law Enforcement agencies on their toes in regards to maintaining our humanity when we deal with people who are merely suspects. There is some sentiment, among a significant number of people out there, which I feel is reckless when it comes to this.


Does anyone remember the FBI investigation of the late Richard Jewell?
"The Supreme Court's Miranda ruling requires that a person in custody be advised of the right to a lawyer. If that right is waived, any subsequent statements can be used in court against the person. Courts have thrown out statements from defendants who were not warned."

There are too many unanswered questions. When will the FBI release the video showing the suspect placing the second bomb? Why is the Saudi national being deported?

"Meanwhile, Tuesday morning, a meeting Secretary of State John Kerry held with the Saudi foreign minister was abruptly closed to press coverage."


And ??? Are we all gonna die ?

S w Rand 2016

No, sir. Senator Rand Paul is working hard to organize our government by providing the common sense solutions, which seem to evade them, in regards to keeping us safer.
See? : P


It was a sarcastic response to someone who seems to find a conspiracy under every rock.
I'm so tired of the fearful, frightened, little wimps who post in this blog, especially the gun worshipers.


Yes, we are all gonna die. We started dying the day we started living and we came out of our momma's belly. Never know when that day will come, but I know of no-one who is eternally without mortality.


Everyone will live eternally. Only our mortal bodies die.

S w Rand 2016

Science would agree. We are made up of energy and it can neither be created nor destroyed, only converted. And Christ says that we are all branches of the same vine, which could also refer to that energy.

On a related note, it is rumored that Electromagnetism can be utilized to cure disease (including aging). I wonder if Christians had misinterpreted, all along, what was meant by saying that our bodies would die but our spirit would not. It may merely refer to the "old man" dying.
It does appear to me that Isaiah speaks of the kingdom of God as being a place where people continue to live in communities, traveling to and fro, eating (feeding both body and mind) and drinking (again, quenching the thirst of both body and mind), etc. A natural life.


You need a little tweaking but you are not far off.


Also, may I note that comments always turn political, religious, racist or just otherwise thrashing at each other in the comments of this online free section of the SR. No wonder they couldn't hold a chat room together.

This isn't a debate, it's a bitch session for those with too much time on their hands. Myself included on occasion.

I will also add, since the site admin has decided to drop the "new post" flag thingy, if the pages go more than 60, (typically 2 pgs on my setup), nothing but the LAST posts get read. I refuse to hunt them down. This site is not set up for chronological order. Ya may as well preach to the choir if ya insert a response in the middle somewhere and expect it to be read. I have a life. :)