MANHUNT FOR BOSTON BOMBER CONTINUES – The manhunt for two suspects in the Boston Marathon Bombing which began last night at 10:20pm continues still. The suspects are brothers Tamerlan Tsarnaev– 26 and Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev—19, who have been living in the United States for ten years.
Looking into their background, it has been learned that they are originally from Chechnya and came to the US as refugees. Since that time, Tamerlan attended community college, was a Golden Gloves boxer, had a wife and a three year old child. Dzhokhar is currently enrolled in classes at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
Brothers Dzhokhar A. and Tamerlan Tsarnaev-suspects in the Boston Marathon Bombings
Early yesterday afternoon, the FBI released the above photo to the public asking for help in identifying the suspects. It was shortly after that the two began preparing to flee that has evolved into the events of the last 24 hours.
The suspects carjacked an automobile from a convenience store where money was withdrawn from an ATM and the killing of MIT officer Sean Collier who responded to a burglary call. The owner of the car was released unharmed shortly after and has been questioned thoroughly by police. As the chase continued, there was an exchange of gunfire and the suspects tossed out IEDs at officers.
Richard H. Donohue
A transit police officer, Richard H. Donohue, was seriously wounded during the exchange of gunfire, and latest reports state that after surgery, he is stabilized and remains in critical condition. Also injured was one of the suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev who was taken for treatment at a nearby hospital where he died. Tamerlan used himself to create a distraction long enough for his younger brother Dzhokhar, to flee without being noticed. As a result, the manhunt continues and efforts have been intensified.
The city of Boston and its surrounding areas have ground to a standstill as the manhunt continues in a 20-block radius of Watertown. The streets are filled with military vehicles, police cars, fire and ambulance workers and armed officers on foot who are going door-to-door checking and securing homes in the area as they continue their search.
The lock-down staus is expected to remain through the night, and with little to no foot or vehicle traffic being allowed within the search radius the FBI is confident there will be a conclusion to this story soon. Residents are being asked to turn off their cellphones and lock themselves inside their homes, only opening them to uniformed officers. As the perimeter widens and more homes and business are searched, it appears as though Dzhokhar may have slipped past the barricades.
In the town as a whole, there was a complete suspension of public transportation and taxis., many businesses closed as were schools and college campuses this morning. Since that time taxi service has been restored, tonight’s baseball game at Fenway park has been suspended and at present there is no expected lift from the lock-down status.
All areas are being thoroughly searched for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev
Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev is now being referred to as Suspect #2 by news sources and has been eluding police at all turns. As a safety measure, The University of Massachussettes Dartmouth campus has been evacuated as it is believed Dzhokhar may go there seeking help from friends or classmates.
It is now almost 6:30pm as I am writing this and Dzhokar is still at large. With all the events leading up to this moment, hunger and fatigue are his enemy as much as the authorities who believe he has found a spot to lay low and rest while he waits for nightfall before making his next move.
Not knowing what weapons or explosives if any he may have with him, Dzhokhar is considered armed and extremely dangerous.