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Surviving Boston bomb suspect identified

2013-04-19 13:00

Washington — The surviving Boston bombing suspect was identified as a 19-year-old man from Cambridge, Massachusets.

The Associated Press tweeted earlier that Dzhokhar A Tsarnaev is from a Russian region near Chechnya, and had lived in US for at least one year.

US network NBC News has reported that the two suspects are brothers.

Boston police said on Friday that all transit service by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority "has been suspended until further notice" as a manhunt for a suspect in the bombing of the Boston Marathon was ongoing in a city suburb.

Vehicle traffic was also suspended in and out of Watertown, Boston police said.

The police department issued an advisory on Twitter about the closure of businesses. "Businesses in area of 480 Arsenal St in Watertown closed [till further] notice. Employees instructed to remain home."

An officer from Boston Police Department told the community, "We need your help now."

"This situation is grave," an officer stated, "we are here to protect public safety in these neighbourhoods."

The measures come as police continue to search for a second suspect in the Boston Marathon on Monday. "Suspect no.1" was shot and killed in a shootout with police after the two had killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) police officer on Thursday night.

Meanwhile, reports citing a White House official on Friday said US President Barack Obama was briefed overnight by a counter terrorism aide on the Boston bombing investigation and manhunt.


UPDATE:

NBC News reports that the brothers are of Chechen origin and that at least one of them was a legal permanent resident of the US. The report cited law enforcement officials.

The report said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is the suspect wearing a white cap in video released by the FBI, was born in Kyrgyzstan, while his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, aged 26, who was killed in a shoot-out with police, was born in Russia.

According to NBC News the two brothers are believed to have military experience, and to have entered the country with their family in 2002 or 2003.



Comments
  • PamelaStone - 2013-04-19 13:08

    Damn Russians. Locking up the pussy rioters now this.

      ClassWarTrotsky - 2013-04-19 13:27

      Actually the Chechens are not Russian, they are Central Asian, from the Caucuses.

      ClassWarTrotsky - 2013-04-19 13:27

      Actually the Chechens are not Russian, they are Central Asian, from the Caucuses.

      Kobus van der Mey - 2013-04-19 13:45

      @ ClassWarTrotsky Actually Chechnya is situated in the eastern part of the North Caucasus, partially in Eastern Europe, they still speak Russian regardless you considered them to be part of Russia or Not. Central Asian? LOL!

      Kobus van der Mey - 2013-04-19 13:45

      @ ClassWarTrotsky Actually Chechnya is situated in the eastern part of the North Caucasus, partially in Eastern Europe, they still speak Russian regardless you considered them to be part of Russia or Not. Central Asian? LOL!

      Johan du Toit - 2013-04-19 13:57

      So now the USA is going to invade Russia? This should be fun to watch.

      Johan du Toit - 2013-04-19 13:57

      So now the USA is going to invade Russia? This should be fun to watch.

      John Smith - 2013-04-19 14:04

      "As of the 2010 Census,[6] Chechens at 1,206,551 make up 95.3% of the republic's population. Other groups include Russians (24,382, or 1.9%), Kumyks (12,221, or 1%), Ingush (1,296 or 0.1%) and a host of smaller groups, each accounting for less than 0.5% of the total population." There's a 1.9% chance they're Russian. I hope you're feeling lucky.

      John Smith - 2013-04-19 14:07

      'They appear to be from Turkey, possibly Chechens from Turkey. That seems to be the nationality here." '

      John Smith - 2013-04-19 14:07

      'They appear to be from Turkey, possibly Chechens from Turkey. That seems to be the nationality here." '

      Darren Raath - 2013-04-19 15:31

      they are chechnyian russians from america.or are they american russian chechnyians? or maybe they are russian chechnyian americans from Kyrgyzstan. whateva shoot them!

      Jacob T. Ndlovu - 2013-04-19 15:50

      The area where they are from is a majority Islam/Muslim dominated area....On the suspects facebook page he identifies himself as a Muslim! The religion of peace again?

      Dries De Kock - 2013-04-19 17:49

      WHO cares...

      Eric Summers - 2013-04-20 04:59

      Pussy Riot - Best band name ever.

  • Renaldo Gouws - 2013-04-19 13:09

    Shoot to Kill.

  • Kabelo K-breezy Moshime - 2013-04-19 13:11

    The fact that this guy is only 19 is so disturbing. I hope they find whoever that was involved In the bombing.

      Peter Neethling - 2013-04-19 14:58

      Robbie, how do you know they are Islamic? Idiotic comment.

      Eric Summers - 2013-04-20 05:08

      Peter - common sense.

  • Sonny Jacobs - 2013-04-19 13:12

    Islam is the predominant religion in Chechnya.

      riad.mahomed - 2013-04-19 13:25

      @Sonny Jacobs: Do you suppose that the Al-Qaeda network relocated to train European Islamic Fundamentalist? I think you might be on to something here and pretty soon the FBI & CIA would be recruiting you to man this case………

      riad.mahomed - 2013-04-19 13:25

      @Sonny Jacobs: Do you suppose that the Al-Qaeda network relocated to train European Islamic Fundamentalist? I think you might be on to something here and pretty soon the FBI & CIA would be recruiting you to man this case………

      ClassWarTrotsky - 2013-04-19 13:28

      In the Chechen/Russian war, the Chechens were strongly allied with Al Qaeda.

      ClassWarTrotsky - 2013-04-19 13:28

      In the Chechen/Russian war, the Chechens were strongly allied with Al Qaeda.

      Mark Singh Singh - 2013-04-19 13:55

      Riad, you sound very defensive. Maybe you are on to something

      Mark Singh Singh - 2013-04-19 13:55

      Riad, you sound very defensive. Maybe you are on to something

      Jo Davies - 2013-04-19 14:09

      Actually, if you read the article, it says a Russian region NEAR Chechnya. Not Chechnya itself. Nowhere does is say they were from Chechnya.

      Jo Davies - 2013-04-19 14:09

      Actually, if you read the article, it says a Russian region NEAR Chechnya. Not Chechnya itself. Nowhere does is say they were from Chechnya.

      riad.mahomed - 2013-04-19 14:09

      Mark, I don’t believe I’m being defensive, I believe its more sarcasm. Why do you suppose the Islamic world dislike the Americans so much to inflict injury and cause death to the innocent?

      riad.mahomed - 2013-04-19 14:09

      Mark, I don’t believe I’m being defensive, I believe its more sarcasm. Why do you suppose the Islamic world dislike the Americans so much to inflict injury and cause death to the innocent?

      Eric Summers - 2013-04-20 05:01

      Riad - no excuses for cold blooded murder.

  • Glenda Gert - 2013-04-19 13:19

    Another war is about to start. What is America after now? Do they have oil?

      Disillusioned Sa - 2013-04-19 13:25

      Good Grief, we South Africans are a cynical bunch!

      Disillusioned Sa - 2013-04-19 13:25

      Good Grief, we South Africans are a cynical bunch!

      Lian Smit - 2013-04-19 13:45

      And apparently very naive

      Lian Smit - 2013-04-19 13:45

      And apparently very naive

      Joe Carl - 2013-04-19 13:50

      No, they are just a bit stupid, Disillusioned.

      Joe Carl - 2013-04-19 13:50

      No, they are just a bit stupid, Disillusioned.

      johan.jacobs.5268 - 2013-04-19 15:27

      That is why I read this forums and hate it at the same time. A news headline get's off-topic very quickly. And it is true, there are many people who believes anything they hear. But that is the reality of the internet.

  • Sean W. Bird - 2013-04-19 13:23

    Any bets that this guy will turn up dead as well.

      PB - 2013-04-19 13:26

      .....But he will also have a sob story about not being understood by his peers and thus he felt the 'need' to take it out on innocents.

      PB - 2013-04-19 13:26

      .....But he will also have a sob story about not being understood by his peers and thus he felt the 'need' to take it out on innocents.

      Sonny Jacobs - 2013-04-19 13:32

      He will kill himself rather than go to Guantanamo rest assured.

      Sonny Jacobs - 2013-04-19 13:32

      He will kill himself rather than go to Guantanamo rest assured.

      Dmitri Dumas - 2013-04-19 13:38

      @Sean http://www.infowars.com/alex-jones-on-breaking-boston-bombing-shootout/ In this pic, the guy is trying to surrender and ends up dead.

      Dmitri Dumas - 2013-04-19 13:38

      @Sean http://www.infowars.com/alex-jones-on-breaking-boston-bombing-shootout/ In this pic, the guy is trying to surrender and ends up dead.

  • thabang.bonang.7 - 2013-04-19 13:30

    Slow police. In S.A. the police would have met the bombers at a tavern the same night, identified them when they asked for a lighter. Beat them up so bad that their bums would be positioned in front, tell them that the bombers gives them a bribe or they will arrest them, take a bribe but still arrest them, tell them to pay some money to get their dockets lost. Then walla....

  • Mthokozisi Ndokweni - 2013-04-19 13:37

    Rome is the most powerfull city nd wil ever happen even china is a puppet of Rome

      Angelique Phoenix Ervin - 2013-04-19 13:47

      Rome - the most powerful city??? Where the hell do you get your political information from - the taxi rank?????

      Angelique Phoenix Ervin - 2013-04-19 13:47

      Rome - the most powerful city??? Where the hell do you get your political information from - the taxi rank?????

      Dmitri Dumas - 2013-04-19 13:50

      Uh, ok. If China is a puppet of Rome, then I am moving to Italy. Oh wait, They are bankrupt, just like Greece, Spain, Portugal et al ...

      Dmitri Dumas - 2013-04-19 13:50

      Uh, ok. If China is a puppet of Rome, then I am moving to Italy. Oh wait, They are bankrupt, just like Greece, Spain, Portugal et al ...

      Sergio Oneness Pentecostal Williams - 2013-04-19 14:13

      Angelique perhaps in your life time you will c who Rome is, she will reveal herself in time to come, I guess at the taxi rank you can learn a lot of political and religious views!

      Sergio Oneness Pentecostal Williams - 2013-04-19 14:13

      Angelique perhaps in your life time you will c who Rome is, she will reveal herself in time to come, I guess at the taxi rank you can learn a lot of political and religious views!

      Bobbi Jantjies - 2013-04-19 15:17

      @Sergio dude quickly! find a proctologist... then ask them to remove your head from your bummy!

  • Glenda Gert - 2013-04-19 13:42

    If this happened here in S.A...these guys would have been long gone because the DA would ask for a commission of inquiry and the President would take long to apply his mind

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2013-04-19 13:53

      Lol good on Gert

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2013-04-19 13:53

      Lol good on Gert

  • Mark Hayne - 2013-04-19 13:43

    Does Chechnya have oil? Just wondering..

  • Cloud Chaser - 2013-04-19 13:58

    Cowardly bastards...!!! May justice prevail.

  • Ashley Martin - 2013-04-19 14:00

    oh the irony .... after all these years the US and russia finally have a common enemy

  • Estelle du Preez - 2013-04-19 14:08

    What were they doing for a year before doing this horrendous evil bombing! Hopefully the other one will be caught and brought to justice!

      PamelaStone - 2013-04-19 14:26

      Studying how to make bombs.

  • Pule Mothutsi - 2013-04-19 14:39

    I just hope they catch this suspect, ask him why they did this, send him to jail for 10 year then kill on his last day in prison.

  • Simone Olivier - 2013-04-19 15:16

    Imagen SA does a total lockdown to find a criminal, they will need trucks, as in some areas they will find someone wanted for something in every other house, and no, I dont mean informal settlements, I know of a few white people that are wanted by police..

      PamelaStone - 2013-04-19 15:38

      SA would be in a TOTAL state of lockdown lol

  • Anakin Sky-Vader - 2013-04-19 15:37

    Boston bombing suspects identified as Tsarnaev brothers from Russia, near Chechnya: http://rt.com/news/chechnya-suspect-boston-bombing-110/

  • Shaun Mangasi - 2013-04-19 16:20

    What i hate about all this is the movies that they will make about it. Every celebrity in america will try and get fame for paying tribute. What I like is that they were busy watching Homeland , waiting for an ex soldier to turn on them.

  • Stephanie Purkis - 2013-04-19 22:07

    As Bill Cosby said - I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers"; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to.

      Kgalalelo Malesele - 2013-04-19 22:15

      I support you there my sister, this is not a religion it's a terrorist organisation

      Ahmad Hanslot - 2013-04-20 00:21

      dat is not Islam..dats culture and tradition even practised by da non-muslims of da region

      Eric Summers - 2013-04-20 05:06

      Kabelo - oppressed, like the women in Islamic countries?

      Ahmad Hanslot - 2013-04-20 06:52

      @eric..why dont u ask da women in Islamic countries wether THEY feel oppressed or not and not assuming through ur own conclusions dat they are!

      Eric Summers - 2013-04-20 08:18

      Ahmad - they wouldn't be allowed to speak to me unless their husbands are there.

      Ahmad Hanslot - 2013-04-20 09:30

      and u think dat is oppression..imagine how many acts of indecency would be avoided if dat was implemented worlwide..btw if a woman is married then whats da need for her to talk to u at all..n please dont say work purposes coz dat is permitted in Islam.

  • Lebogang Matlala - 2013-04-20 09:19

    I think there's more to the story, it doesn't really make sense y these boys wud want it is alleged thy did

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