Boston Marathon bombing suspect captured

Published 6 years ago by: etinosa
at 03:08 PM, 20/04/2013 (6 years ago)

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 19-
year-old man suspected of
carrying out the Boston
Marathon bombings with
his older brother has been
captured by the Police.
According to Reuters, the
break in the case sent waves
of relief through the
Boston suburb of
Watertown where
armored vehicles roamed
the streets and helicopters
flew overhead through the
day.
Residents and police
officers cheered and
clapped when the suspect,
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was
caught after an exchange
of gunfire with police.
A Massachusetts State
Police spokesman said
Tsarnaev was bleeding and
in serious condition in a
hospital. He had been
hiding in the stern of a
boat parked in the
backyard of a house in
Watertown, police said. A
resident called police
after seeing blood on the
boat.
President Barack Obama
told reporters at the
White House after the
suspect’s capture that
questions remained from
the bombings, including
whether the two suspects
received any help.
The Boston Police
Department said in a
message on Twitter:
“CAPTURED!!! The hunt is
over. The search is done.
The terror is over. And
justice has won. Suspect in
custody.”
Boston Mayor Tom
Menino said, “we got him”
on Twitter.
Tsarnaev is one of two
brothers believed to have
set off bombs made in
pressure cookers and
packed with ball bearings
and nails at the finish
line of the world-famous
event, killing three people
and injuring 176.
The older brother,
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was
killed on Thursday night
in a shootout with police
less than a mile from
where Friday night’s
capture took place.
“We are so grateful to
bring justice and closure
to this case,” Massachusetts
State Police Chief Colonel
Timothy Alben told a news
conference. “We are
exhausted folks, but we had
a victory here tonight.”
Monday’s bombing have
been described by Obama
as “an act of terrorism.” It
was the worst such attack
on U.S. soil since the plane
hijackings of September 11,
2001, and set nerves on edge
across the United States
with a series of security
scares.
Police cars and armored
vehicles surrounded the
house on Friday night
shortly after police told a
news conference that the
suspect fled on foot and
was still on the loose. After
the capture of Tsarnaev,
authorities said the
investigation was still
open.
Police in New Bedford,
Massachusetts, 60 miles
south of Boston said three
other people had been
taken into custody for
questioning about
Monday’s bombings. No
other details were
provided.
Earlier on Friday, Alben
said that officers went
door-to-door in
Watertown and searched
houses. During the search
for the men on Friday, two
Black Hawk helicopters
circled the area. SWAT
teams moved through in
formation, leaving an
officer behind to ensure
that searched homes
remained secure, a law
enforcement official said.
The normally traffic-
clogged streets of Boston
were empty on Friday as
the city went into
lockdown during the
manhunt. Public
transportation had been
suspended and air space
restricted. Famous
universities, including
Harvard and MIT, closed
after police ordered
residents to remain at
home.
Massachusetts Governor
Deval Patrick said late on
Friday afternoon the
“stay-in-place” order for
Boston had been lifted and
mass transit reopened.
The brothers had not
previously been on the
radar as possible
militants, U.S. government
officials said. But the FBI
in 2011 interviewed the
older of the two brothers,
acting at the request of an
unidentified foreign
government, a U.S. law
enforcement source said.
The matter was closed when
it did not produce any
derogatory information,
according to the source,
who declined to be
identified.
‘PUT A SHAME ON OUR
FAMILY’
Some details emerged on
Friday about the brothers,
including their origins in
the predominantly
Muslim regions of Russia’s
Caucasus, which have
experienced two decades of
violence since the fall of
the Soviet Union.
The younger brother
described himself on a
social network as a
minority from a region
that includes Chechnya,
Dagestan and Ingushetia.
A man who told reporters
he was an uncle of the
brothers said they came to
the United States in the
early 2000s and settled in
the Cambridge,
Massachusetts, area.
Ruslan Tsarni, who lives in
suburban Washington and
has not spoken to the
brothers since 2009, said
the bombings “put a shame
on our family. It put a
shame on the entire
Chechen ethnicity.
In separate interviews, the
parents of the Tsarnaev
brothers said they believed
their sons were incapable
of carrying out the
bombings. Others
remembered the brothers
as friendly and respectful
youths who never stood out
or caused alarm.
“Somebody clearly framed
them. I don’t know who
exactly framed them, but
they did. They framed
them. And they were so
cowardly that they shot
the boy dead,” father
Anzor Tsarnaev said in an
interview with Reuters in
Dagestan’s provincial
capital, Makhachkala,
clasping his head in
despair.
The FBI said the twin blasts
were caused by bombs in
pressure cookers and
carried in backpacks that
were left near the
marathon finish line as
thousands of spectators
gathered.
The mother, Zubeidat
Tsaraeva, speaking in
English, told CNN, “It’s
impossible, impossible, for
both of them to do such
things, so I am really,
really, really telling that
this is a setup.”
The bombings elicited a
response from Moscow
condemning terrorism
and from the Russian-
installed leader of
Chechnya, who criticized
police in Boston for
killing an ethnic Chechen
and blamed the violence on
his upbringing in the
United States.
“They grew up and studied
in the United States and
their attitudes and beliefs
were formed there,”
Ramzan Kadyrov said in
comments posted online.
“Any attempt to make a
connection between
Chechnya and the
Tsarnaevs is in vain.
The Islamic Society of
Boston Cultural Center, the
biggest mosque in the area,
said in a statement that
“after the terrible and sad
events of last night, the
criminal of the bombings
on the loose” it was
shutting its doors until
further notice.

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ajanni at 03:40 PM, 20/04/2013 (6 years ago)
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white US citizen
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winace at 10:45 PM, 20/04/2013 (6 years ago)
(30153 | Addicted Hero) (f)

Hmmm only GOD kns who did it for real.
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ajanni at 10:59 PM, 20/04/2013 (6 years ago)
(95401 | Grande Master) (m)

wjp else?
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