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Friday, April 19, 2013

BuzzFeed: This Is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Actual Twitter Account: Update- Also Tamerlan's YouTube Channel

By Susan Duclos

Sub-header over at Buzzfeed is "His last tweet was on April 17, and he wrote, “I'm a stress free kind of guy.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is  one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers. After a violence filled early morning, which resulted in his brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tzarnaev, the other suspected bomber dying in a firefight, police are conducting a manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, which has shut Boston down.

[Major Update]  Police: Suspect is in Custody.  Boston Police confirm.

[End Update]

Live streaming news reports are embedded in the previous piece, with multiple updates on the manhunt.

BuzzFeed, Gawker and Brobible are reporting that @J_tsar is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Twitter account. If true he sent out tweets the day of the bombings and continued up until April 17, 2013. The account also shows tweets sent the day of the Boston Marathon bombings which killed three and wounded up to 170 people.

In the last half hour since I first looked at that Twitter feed, the account has garnered over 8,000 new followers.

There were five tweets on the day of the bombings, including the two below:

Read more at BuzzFeed

Other tidbits:

The Atlantic Wire tells how the two brothers became U.S. Citizens and the tragically ironic coincidence of the date the older brother obtained citizenship is explained:

At some point, according to CNN, Dzhokhar became a naturalized citizen. Last September — September 11th, in fact — Tamerlan Tsarnaev took the oath, too, during a large ceremony held at TD Bank Garden. (See note below on identity of brother)
 Correction Note- According to NBC News, it was  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, who was born in Kyrgyzstan and became a naturalized American citizen on Sept. 11, 2012, according to documents obtained by NBC News.

[Update] It also appears that the older brother, Tamerlan', had a  YouTube channel which shows the last channel he subscribe to was called "Allah is the One,"  just two months ago. The whole channel list seems to be devoted to Islamic terrorism.

More on Tamerlan at Deadspin.

[Update] USA Today with "Details emerge on Boston suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev"

[Update] Unbelievable-  by 5:13pm ET, the Twitter account has jumped to 52,670 followers, yet when this post was published at 12:30pm ET there was 28,000 plus.