Second suspect apprehended

Posted Friday, April 19, 2013 in News

Second suspect apprehended

8:50 p.m. Friday


With this tweet:

Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the area. Stand by for further info.


Boston police confirmed that after eluding a police manhunt all day on Friday, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been taken into custody in a boat stored at a home in Watertown.  Tsarnaev was injured in the firefight Thursday night, and is being transported to an area hospital. 


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Boston and surrounding suburbs are under lockdown Friday morning after a night of stunning developments.

This is what is known so far.  The two suspects were identified as 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan (age 26).  Tamerlan was born in Kyrgyzstan, while his younger brother was born in Dagestan, both regions close to Chechnya.  However, both had been in the U.S. for about a decade and were permanent residents.  No motive for the bombings is clear at this hour.

Overnight, the brothers killed an MIT security officer and tried to hold up a 7-11 in Cambridge, where both lived.  Another security officer was shot and is recovering after surgery last night.  Sometime later, the brothers carjacked a car at the edge of Cambridge and were pursued by police, ending in a firefight.  Tamerlan was killed, and it is possible that Dzokhar was injured. Officials said they tracked him by blood drops to a house in Watertown, but by the time police arrived, the younger Tsarnaev was no longer in the home.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a well-known and apparently well-liked figure at his Cambridge high school and his college, UMass at Dartmouth, about 45 minutes south of Boston, which was evacuated as a precaution this afternoon.  The manhunt continues for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at this hour, and some officials say that he may now be in a silver minivan that belongs to a relative.  Connecticut police have been alerted, so it is possible that Tsarnaev has left the state.

In the meantime, MBTA has shut down all bus and rail service, and the Downeaster is not traveling the Maine-Boston route.  The only Concord Trails bus service is going to Logan Airport. 

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the young man in the white hat in the photos below.  If he is sighted, call the FBI at the contact number below.

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Here are some images of persons of interest in the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday, April 15.  The FBI released the images Thursday afternoon in hopes that someone would recognize one or both of these young men.  The FBI warns people not to approach these men as they are considered armed and dangerous. 

If you have visual images, video, and/or details regarding the explosions along the Boston Marathon route and elsewhere, submit them on No piece of information or detail is too small.

You can also call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), prompt #3, with information.

Suspect 1 and Suspect 2

Suspect 2, Bird's-Eye Side View

Suspect 1, Semi-Profile View


Suspect 2 with Hand by Ear, Circled

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