Manhunt for bombing suspect, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, ends
BOSTON (CNN) – Where is suspected terror bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev?
That was the question Friday facing thousands of law enforcement officers involved in the massive manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, a search that virtually shut down the Massachusetts capital.
Authorities say Tsarnaev escaped an overnight shoout with police that left his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev — the other man wanted in the bombings — dead.
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Boston police tweeted Friday night, “CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.”
Law enforcement officials erupted in cheers in Watertown, Masssachusetts, on Friday night — moments before Boston police tweeted that the lone remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was in custody.
(CNN) — The suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody, Boston police tweeted.
FBI agents interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev — the 26-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed following a gunfight with authorities overnight — in 2011 at the request of foreign government, an FBI official said Friday. The other government — who the official would not name — suspected that Tsarnaev may have ties to extremist groups. The FBI investigated, including interviewing Tsarnaev, but the matter was closed after no derogatory information was found, according to the official.
A person believed to be Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the suspect in this week’s Boston Marathon bombings, is cornered on a boat in a yard in Watertown, Massachusetts, law enforcement officials said.
There was a large police presence and a helicopter flying overhead Friday night in a part of Watertown, Massachusetts, where people told CNN’s Jason Carroll that they’d heard about 20 gunshots fired.
Authorities have engaged the possible remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Massachusetts, a senior federal law enforcement official said.
The Boston Police Department tweeted that there are “police operations” on Franklin Street in Watertown, Massachusetts. CNN crew at the scene heard gunshots and saw several law enforcement vehicles race toward the scene.
Sanjaya Lamichhane, a high school friend of a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, said ‘there isn’t any indication he would do something like this.’ He also said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a ‘nice kid, always smiling.’
The order for people to stay indoors in the Boston area — something authorities asked for as they searched for a suspect in this week’s Boston Marathon bombings — was lifted Friday evening, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said around 6 p.m. The area’s public transit system, known as the T, has reopened after being shut down most of the day, he added.
Massachusetts State Police spokesman Col. Timothy Alben said Friday that authorities believe the remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings — identified as 19-year-old Dzhokar Tsarnaev — is likely still in Massachusetts. “He’s a very violent and dangerous person,” Alben said.
“Some 200 rounds” of gunfire were exchanged during the overnight firefight in Watertown, Massachusetts, involving police and suspects in this week’s deadly Boston Marathon bombings, Gov. Deval Patrick said Friday evening.
Massachusetts state troopers will remain in Watertown, Massachusetts — where the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings engaged in a gunfight with police — for at least the next three days, providing additional patrols to help the Watertown police, said Massachusetts State Police spokesman Col. Timothy Alben.
Law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Massachusetts, went through “about 20 streets, door-to-door” on Friday but they were not able to find the remaining suspect in this week’s Boston Marathon bombings, Massachusetts State Police spokesman Col. Timothy Alben said
The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings carjacked a vehicle, pulled over to transfer materials into their new car, then threw one grenade and five pipe bombs at police chasing the The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings carjacked a vehicle, pulled over to transfer materials into their new car, then threw one grenade and five pipe bombs at police chasing them, one FBI and one Department of Homeland Security official told CNN. Three of those explosives detonated, two did not, the officials said.m, one FBI and one Department of Homeland Security official told CNN. Three of those explosives detonated, two did not, the officials said.
Authorities recovered a pressure-cooker bomb during their pursuit of suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing suspects that included a firefight in Watertown, Massachusetts, a source briefed on the ongoing investigation told CNN.
(CNN) — Initial indications are the two suspected Boston Marathon bombers likely do not have direct links to any major al Qaeda group or affiliates, or to a new significant terrorist threat to the United States, according to a U.S. official familiar with the latest intelligence information.
The aunt of the Boston Marathon bombings suspects wants proof that her nephews committed the crime.
CBS News expert on Russia Beth Knobel speaks to the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about her conversation with the father of the Boston Marathon suspects, who claimed they were very good boys.
Ruslan Tsarni, an uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, talks to reporters outside his Maryland home and called on his nephew to turn himself in.
(CNN) — Tamerlan Tsarnaev — the 26-year-old man who, with his brother, is suspected in this week’s deadly Boston Marathon bombings, flew to Russia in January 2012 and returned to the United States about six months later, said a U.S. official who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killing overnight following in a shootout with police; his brother remains at large.
(CNN) — Investigators probing the Boston Marathon bombings “are recovering a significant amount of homemade explosives” in Watertown, Massachusetts, where authorities engaged in a gunfight with the two suspected bombers, Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio said Friday.
His statement was released on Instagram.
Трагические события произошли в Бостоне. В результате теракта погибли люди. Мы ранее выразили соболезнования жителям города и народу Америки. Сегодня, как сообщают СМИ, при попытке задержания был убит некий Царнаеа. Было бы логично, если бы его задержали и провели расследование, выяснили все обстоятельства и степень его вины. Видимо, спецслужбам нужен был любой ценой результат для успокоения общества. Любые попытки провести связь между Чечней и Царнаевыми, если они и виноваты, тщетны. Они выросли в США, их взгляды и убеждения формировались там. Нужно корни зла искать в Америке. С терроризмом нужно всем миром бороться. Это мы знаем лучше, чем кто-либо. Желаем выздоровления всем пострадавшим и разделяем чувства скорби американцев. #теракт #Бостон #следствие
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Chechnya’s president rejected any links between his land and two brothers with Chechen roots who are suspects in the Boston Marathon terror attack. “They grew up in the US and their views and beliefs were formulated there. So you need to look for the roots of the evil in America,” Ramzan Kadyrov said on his official Twitter account.
(CNN) — Boston bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev has tweeted since the Boston Marathon bombings on what two friends of his tell CNN is his Twitter account.
Terrorism expert and Randolph-Macon College Political Science Professor Tom Badey appeared on the CBS 6 News at Noon.
CBS News senior correspondent John Miller, a former FBI assistant director, explains the alleged sequence of events that led to the death of one Boston bombing suspect, and the ongoing manhunt for the other.
For perspective, CBS offers more details on CR-V. Said brothers had CR-V when they robbed 7/11. This is when Sean Collier, MIT police was killed. They then kidnapped and carjacked Mercedes at 7/11. Drove off in two vehicles.
Ruslan Tsarni, the suspects’ uncle, spoke to reporters in Boston.
We are learning that the transit police officer injured in Boston shootout is a 2002 Virginia MIlitary Institute grad. More here: http://on.wtvr.com/4gGJKrE
BOSTON GLOBE: In Cambridge, classmates of younger suspect describe him as friendly and athletic. By Scott LaPierre
Juan Zarate, CBS News senior national security analyst, talks to the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about how the Boston Marathon bombing suspects might not be a part of any organized terror group.
(CNN) – Taxi service in Boston has been restored, police said. The service had been suspended earlier today because of the manhunt in the Boston bombings case.
The Roanoke Times reports that the transit police officer injured in an exchange of gunfire with suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is a Virginia Military Institute alumnus.
“CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley speaks to the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about the Boston Marathon bombing suspects and the connection to Chechnya.
CBS recounting harrowing events from overnight. Brothers threw bombs at police last night during carjacking chase. The deceased brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev got out of the car and gunfire was exchanged with police. This is when Tamerian went down and Dzhokar drove off. CBS said Dzhokar backed over Tamerian with vehicle. They also say Dzhokar could be wounded.
VIA CNN: Taxi service in Boston has been restored, police said. The service had been suspended earlier today because of the Boston Marathon attack manhunt.
VIA CNN The possible Boston Marathon suspect vehicle found in Boston was unoccupied, and it is being processed for evidence by authorities, Boston police said. The vehicle is a gray 1999 Honda C-RV.
Via @CBSThisMorning The CR-V belonged to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the suspect who died last night.
Trains being stopped between Boston and New York so police can search. via @CBS
Logan Airport is on high security. All travelers must get there 2 hours earlier to ensure this man doesn’t slip through.
Via CNN–All Greyhound and Bolt Bus service has been suspended to and from Boston until further notice because of police activity, Tim Stokes of Greyhound told CNN on Friday.
Via CNN–Connecticut State Police confirmed that the suspect vehicle they had been alerted to has been recovered in the Boston area. The vehicle is a gray Honda CR-V with Massachusetts plate 316 ES9.
Via, CNN, The Tsarnaev brothers linked to the Boston Marathon bombing were Kyrgyz passport holders, and used those passports when applying for green cards in the United States, an official in the central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan told CNN. This doesn’t mean they were born in Kyrgyzstan or that their family were Kyrgyz natives. Many Caucasus refugees received passports or refugee status in surrounding countries.
CBS News’ Don Dahler reports on the door-to-door search police SWAT teams are conducting in the Boston suburb of Watertown as well as the FAA restrictions imposed on the area.
CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE UPDATE: This vehicle has been recovered in Boston. All calls regarding this case should be directed to Boston investigators.
(CNN) — The Tsarnaev brothers linked to the Boston Marathon bombing were Kyrgyz passport holders, and used those passports when applying for green cards in the United States, an official in the central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan told CNN. This doesn’t mean they were born in Kyrgyzstan or that their family were Kyrgyz natives. Many Caucasus refugees received passports or refugee status in surrounding countries.
(CNN) — The Russia Embassy said President Vladimir Putin sent a letter to President Obama after the Boston bombing offering his condolences and assistance in the investigation. Two suspects in the case are brothers from Russia’s Caucasus region, a source told CNN.
Lauren Leamanczyk, WBZ-TV reporter, talks about the ongoing manhunt in the Boston suburb of Watertown.
(CNN) – An aquatic director at Harvard University told CNN that he hired Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a lifeguard more than two years ago, but hasn’t seen him for more than a year.
“He seemed like a very quiet, unassuming young man,” the aquatic director, George McMasters, told CNN on Friday morning. “He showed up on time, watched the water, rotated from position to position fine, got along well with students and swimmers there at the pool.”
(CNN) — A source briefed on the investigation says Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon attack, was wearing explosives and an explosive trigger when his body was recovered. His brother, Dzhokhar, is another suspect and he remains at large.
CBS has special expanded coverage of the manhunt for the 2nd Boston Marathon bombing suspect. You can watch it live here: http://wtvr.com/on-air/live-streaming/
John Miller, former FBI assistant director, and former Boston Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speak to the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about how the FBI, along with the help of the public, identified the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing.
(CNN) — Boston Logan Airport said it is open and operating under heightened security. The Federal Aviation Administration’s temporary flight restriction is centered over a law enforcement search site.
CBS affiliate in Boston just interviewed the bombing suspects uncle. The uncle says the suspects were not in school. Uncle even called them losers.
You can watch live coverage of the breaking news out of Boston here: http://wtvr.com/on-air/live-streaming/
Charlie Rose speaks with CBS News Senior National Security analyst Juan Zarate reveals new information about the Boston bombings suspects possible international ties.
The names of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects reportedly came from State Department records. Bob Orr reports.
CBS News’ Elaine Quijano reports from the federal courthouse in Boston on the massive manhunt going on west of Boston.
Former Boston Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks to John Miller, a former FBI assistant director, and the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about the hunt for the marathon bombing suspect and the public safety concerns while he is still on the loose.
Bill Plante reports on the how the Obama Administration is responding to the search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.
Here is the latest update from investigators.
(CNN) — One of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing — the man police were looking for Friday — has a name that is common among people from the North Caucasus, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Friday. That region includes the breakaway Russian republic of Chechnya.
(CNN) — Police activity was taking place in Boston’s Kenmore Square, CNN’s Drew Griffin reported. Two people were in handcuffs and an apparent controlled explosion took place.
(CNN) — Amtrak train service between Providence, Rhode Island, and Boston has been suspended, it said Friday.
CNN: Universities in Boston closed Friday because of the manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon terror attack, school officials said. They include Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, Emerson College, and Boston College.
CNN: The person who was shot and killed in the Boston Marathon terror attack manhunt is believed to have had explosives on his body, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation said Friday.
This is video of the gunfire and explosions in the confrontation between police and the Boston Marathon bombing suspects in Watertown early Friday morning.
At a press briefing at the Arsenal Mall in Watertown, police asked the public to stay inside as they pursue one of the Marathon bombings suspects who was at large. Video by Akilah Johnson, Globe Staff
Per CNN–All Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority service is currently suspended at the request of the police, Joe Pesaturo, the authority’s public information officer, said Friday. Known as the T, it runs bus, subway, commuter rail, and ferry routes in the Boston area. This comes as police hunt down one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon terror attack on Monday.
Mbta busses being brought in to the crime scene off Arsenal Street. It appears residents may have to leave.
— Jonathan Hall (@JHall7news) April 19, 2013
This manhunt has now been going on for 6 hours.Police are still looking for 2nd bombing suspect in Watertown.
— Lauren Leamanczyk (@LaurenWBZ) April 19, 2013
Residents in and around Watertown should stay in their residences. Do NOT answer door unless it is an identified police officer.
— MASS STATE POLICE (@MassStatePolice) April 19, 2013
Mass transit police injured. Explosives deployed against officers. At least one more who we are looking for. Not confirming condition.”
— Seth Mnookin (@sethmnookin) April 19, 2013
Repeat–media should NOT go to Arsenal. Media should stage at Brighton Barracks FOR NOW. That might change but you can wait there
— MASS STATE POLICE (@MassStatePolice) April 19, 2013
state police confirm that explosive devices were thrown at police tonight.
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) April 19, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013 1:56 AM
MIT Police have determined that the suspect in this evening’s shooting is no longer on campus. It is now safe to resume normal activities. Please remain vigilant in the coming hours.
7News in Boston report this began as an armed robbery at a 7-11, next a MIT university officer is shot, then a Mercedes was hi-jacked. Situation heads into Watertown. One suspect was shot and taken to hospital. Another person of interest lies on ground, with guns drawn on them.
At 1:55 am 7News reports, per a high-ranking source that many of the federal agencies involved in bombing investigation are in Watertown; FBI, Homeland Security.
CNN UPDATE: At least one person was arrested in Watertown, Massachusetts early Friday morning, stripped naked before being taken in custody, CNN photojournalist Gabe Ramirez observed. It is unclear if this arrest was related to the shooting at Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus or any other incident in Boston the area.
If you want livestream, it is here, out of Boston: http://www1.whdh.com/video/7newslive
Some perspective for our of towners: MIT shooting scene 15 min drive away from this scene in Watertown. Likely over 100 officers on scene.
— Seth Mnookin (@sethmnookin) April 19, 2013
7 News reports they heard another explosion. Unknown if it was controlled or not. Police are remaining calm, so it must have been controlled
— Dan Ryan (@bruinshockeynow) April 19, 2013
A CNN report: Dozens of police have rushed to an area of Watertown, Massachusetts, just over two miles from Cambridge, said CNN’s Drew Griffin, who is near the scene. A “very large event has taken place,” Griffin said. There were reports that explosives were involved
1:19 am update. There is a lot of activity right now. On just one internet broadcast site there are more than 45,000 people listening to the Boston police scanners. There is a lot of chatter right now to sort through.
The last update sent by MIT at 1:04 am: “Suspect remains at large. Please continue to stay indoors. Updates at emergency.mit.net”
The last update by MIT was sent on Friday, April 19 at 1:04 AM
“Suspect remains at large. Please continue to stay indoors. Updates at emergency.mit.net”