UPDATE (8:43 p.m. EST): MSNBC is reporting that the suspect is alive and in custody. They’ve requested a medic
and the suspect was read his Miranda rights. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have suffered a gunshot wound and is bleeding but conscious. [MSNBC; Boston Globe]
UPDATE (8:37 p.m. EST): According to CNBC, the suspect’s body is still “throwing off heat,” indicating he’s likely still alive, but probably very weak. [CNBC]
UPDATE (8:28 p.m. EST): Boston PD says there is now a negotiator on the scene. [MSNBC]
UPDATE (8:17 p.m. EST): NBC’s Pete Williams is reporting that there is now a fire on the boat where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to be hiding. [CNBC Twitter]
After an all-day manhunt, police have surrounded a house, specifically a boat behind a house, on Franklin Street in Watertown, MA, where the second suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (pictured), is hiding. Shots have been fired and residents nearby have been told to take cover. [NBC News, Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s confirmed Twitter account, @J_tsar, paints a strange picture of the suspect’s mindset in the aftermath of Monday’s bombing in Boston. Shortly after 7 p.m. EST the day of the bombing, eerily Tsarnaev tweeted a lyric used in Jay Z’s song “Heart Of The City (Ain’t No Love)” and advised people to “stay safe.” A tweet a few hours later — “There are people that know the truth but stay silent & there are people that speak the truth but we don’t hear them cuz they’re the minority” – will no doubt be analyzed for some deeper meaning. And the next day, a portion of Eminem’s rap from Dr. Dre’s “Forgot About Dre.” And Wednesday, “I’m a stress free kind of guy.”
Guys, meet Ruslan Tsarni, uncle to brothers Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who are suspected of committing the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday. Tsarni spoke to the media about his nephews, who he hadn’t seen since 2005. As police continue to search for Dzhokhar (Tamerian was killed in the shootout with police early this morning)), Uncle Ruslan (as he’s affectionately being called on Twitter) is firm that his family is appalled, ashamed and devastated by their alleged acts. His interview is heartbreaking. Kudos to him for handling many of the dumb questions posed by the vulture-like reporters so well. Watch it above.
Soooo, while you were sleeping, the search for the person or persons who committed Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon went into overdrive. A brief recap: yesterday, police released surveillance footage and photos of two suspects. Last night, those two suspects — now identified as brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev – robbed a 7-11 near MIT, shot and killed an MIT police officer, and committed an armed carjacking (the driver was released unharmed). Police pursued the car, a gunfight ensued, and the suspects allegedly threw explosives into the street. Elder brother Tamerlan was killed and Dzhokhar apparently ran over his brother in order to get away. An IED was strapped to Tamerlan’s chest. Police are now on a city-wide manhunt for the remaining suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and the entire city of Boston has been advised to stay inside with their doors locked. Utter insanity. Stay safe everyone and I’ll update this post as more information comes in. [NBC News]
First there was the horrific attack at the Boston Marathon, followed closely by news of multiple poison-laced letters sent to Washington, DC. Yesterday, we saw the Senate ignore the pleas of 90 percent of the population and vote to protect the NRA, and last night, we all watched as a fertilizer plant in Texas erupted in a deadly fireball. Even if you were nowhere near the actual disasters, chances are you’ve felt a great deal of fear, sadness, and confusion in recent days. It’s been a rough week, to say the least. The rest of The Frisky staff and I wanted to put together a list of small ways to help us all get through this intense time. Please feel free to add your own tips in the comment section, and here’s to a calmer weekend… Keep reading »
Well, this is lovely. During last night’s game, the New York Yankees baseball organization and their fans put aside their decades-long rivalry with the city of Boston and the Red Sox to pay tribute to those affected by Monday’s Boston Marathon attack. After a moment of the silence, the crowd rose to sing along to Neil Diamond’s song “Sweet Caroline,” the song typically sung during every Red Sox homegame during the 8th inning. The song is heart-tugger on its own, but especially so in this context.
A number of news sources are reporting that police have been able to identify a possible suspect in the Boston Marathon attack, based on surveillance footage from a nearby Lord & Taylor department store. The Associated Press is additionally reporting that “an arrest is imminent,” while the Boston Globe says law enforcement has video footage of a suspect dropping a package at the second bombing site. We’ll be updating this post as more information comes in. [The Daily Beast]
Yesterday’s horrific Boston Marathon bombing appears to be an act of terror. Though the motive and the suspects are still elusive a scant 24 hours later, it’s safe to say that the reverberations from the attack are being felt around the country where fear, horror, and yes, terror are all around.
The attack took a sporting event known around the country for its tough qualifying times, jovial crowds, and “heartbreaking” hills and turned it into a crime scene. As an athlete, a Bostonian (now and forever), and a marathon runner who missed qualifying for Boston by eight minutes two years ago, this attack was deeply painful and personal. As the good friend to a woman who DID qualifyand for whom I would have been cheering at the finish had she not been sidelined by an injury, I can say this doesn’t just feel close to home. This is home. Read more on The Stir…
The Frisky is going to go back to posting as usual today, but of course will be updating the site with any news about the attack in Boston. For now, here is a roundup of news from overnight.
- The name of the second victim killed in yesterday tragic bombing has been released. Her name was Krystal Campbell, and she was from Arlington. [Salon]
- Fox News interviewed the roommate of the Saudi man whose house was searched and who was interviewed by authorities. Video at the link. [Salon] Keep reading »