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Friday, April 19, 2013

Live Stream News Coverage- One Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Dead: Second Suspect In Custody Confirmed

By Susan Duclos

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

Updated photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19- Boston bombing suspect

( Live coverage of the manhunt for  Boston Marathon bombing suspect removed because event is over)

 Live stream  says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is surrounded by authorities, hiding inside of a boat that is in someone's back yard.(Caught)

(Followup-Graphic Content Warning: Boston Marathon Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev Death Photo Surfaces)

(Followup WuA piece with more details on the two brothers, unrelated to the manhunt

NOTE- There is an overabundance of information coming out via social media, much of it is not being listed here as updates until it can be confirmed. While much of it has ended up being accurate, much has also been proven inaccurate.

 [Updates below from most recent to oldest]

[Update] Both @nbcnightlynews and MSN News are reporting that a "significant amount" of homemade explosives in their searches."

[Update] 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.

[Update] Door-to-door search going on:

[Update] Father of suspects warns "all hell will break loose" if his second son is killed during the manhunt.

“Give up. Give up. You have a bright future ahead of you. Come home to Russia,” the father of the two accused bombers said. He confessed that he had spoken to his sons after the attack and they discussed the bombing.

“If they killed him, then all hell would break loose,” Anzor Tsarnaev warned. “That may have just been emotion speaking,” opined the ABC News reporter who conducted the interview.
“If they kill my second child, I will know that it is an inside job, a hit job. The police are to blame,” the father told ABC News. “Someone, some organization is out to get them.”

[Update] Via livestream above, reporters talking the suspect's uncle who says-  "Turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness...ask for forgiveness from these people.  He went on to say They "bring shame to the family and ethnicity"

Video of Uncle below:

[Update] Via WSFA 12- Twitter feed- Bomb discovered in the Charlesgate section of Boston this morning and rendered safe by authorities. -NBC

[Update] Reports claim police believe at-large suspect  Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev may be wearing a suicide vest.

[Update] Police scanner has gone offline.

[Update] Via Washington Times:

8:49 a.m.

Police have surrounded a house in Watertown, on high alert, and media reported they have established a perimeter of about 20 blocks.

A helicopter is hovering overhead, and Fox News said nine city buses filled with police officers have responded to the scene.

[Update] Via the scanner linked below "Subject is posting online: He's going to kill everyone because we killed his brother."

Update 9:01 A.M.: Police said the suspect is posting online, "I will kill all of you as you killed my brother."

[Update] Police are evacuating neighbors on Norfolk Street in Cambridge, where suspect lives, according to the live news updates.

Mass. Governor presser:  Gov. Deval Patrick: Stay home. Don't open your door to anyone except law enforcement w/ID. All of Boston on lockdown

All taxi service in the City of Boston has been suspended pending further notice. Transit has been shut down.

The dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect is named  26-year-old Tamerlan Tzarnaev, was born in Russia and became a legal U.S. permanent resident in 2007, authorities told NBC News.

Fox News-The surviving Boston bomb suspect hails from Chechnya or Turkey and has lived in the United States for several years.

Federal law enforcement sources told Fox News that authorities are investigating whether Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass., and his brother may have had military training overseas.

A man with the same name won a $2,500 scholarship in 2011 from the city of Cambridge, according to online records.

(According to CAIR: The Chechens are a largely Muslim ethnic group that has lived for centuries in the mountainous North Caucasus region.)

More from AP:

The conflict in Chechnya began in 1994 as a separatist war, but has quickly morphed into an Islamic insurgency whose adepts vow to carve out an independent Islamic state in the Caucasus.

[Update] Buzzfeed: "What We Know About Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev"

[Update] Dead suspect seen on video posted to a social media site by his brother, 
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is still at large.

[Update] Mother Jones--- The deceased suspect in the bombing of the Boston marathon, which killed three and injured more than 170, appears to have posted a video extolling an extremist religious prophecy associated with Al Qaeda to his YouTube page.

[Update] Via Dan Reihl:

The item linked below also confirms Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 as the same individual who won a Cambridge City scholarship.

[Update] Live coverage here:

 [Update] Suspects identified:

More from Business Insider:

-- NBC reports that the two suspects are brothers.
-- They are reportedly of Chechen background, and is possibly from Turkey.
-- They have been repotedly here legally.

[Update] Via BuzzFeed:

"Authorities say these people came from overseas... had overseas military training [and have] been here about a year," NBC's Pete Williams — the most reliable source through a chaotic week in Boston — reported Friday, citing multiple sources. He reported the men are brothers.

Firefight video clip from ABC 5 WCVB: (H/T Pat Dollard)

Original post after the fold

Hours after the FBI released video footage and multiple photos of the the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, one is now dead and the other, the one in the white hat above, is on the run, after a shootout with police during a violence filled night where an MIT Police officer lost his life and a Transit Police officer was seriously wounded in a firefight, according to Boston Globe.

According to State Police Colonel Timothy Alben, the night’s outbreak of violence began about 10:30 p.m. police received reports of a robbery of a convenience store in Kendall Square near MIT. A few minutes later, an MIT police officer, who has not been identified, was shot multiple times while in his cruiser at Main and Vassar streets, near Building 32, better known as the renowned the Stata Center on the MIT campus.

The officer was pronounced dead at Massachusetts General Hospital.

A short time later, two men carjacked a Mercedes SUV at gunpoint, and the owner of that car was able to flee at a gas station on Memorial Drive. The SUV proceeded out Memorial Drive toward Watertown followed by a long train of police vehicles in pursuit.

Fox News reports:

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said on Twitter that one of the two suspects was killed and that the at-large suspect, labeled by the FBI as "suspect two" in the marathon bombing, was "armed and dangerous."

"We believe this to be a terrorist," Davis said in a press conference. "We believe this to be a man who's come here to kill people. We need to get him in custody."

The Middlesex district attorney said the two men are suspected of killing the MIT police officer on campus late Thursday, then stealing a car at gunpoint and later releasing its driver unharmed. Hours earlier, police had released photos of the marathon bombing suspects and asked for the public's help finding them.

The suspects threw explosives from the car as police followed it into Watertown, according to the district attorney's news release. The suspects and police exchanged gunfire, and one of the suspects was critically injured and later died while the other escaped.

During the pursuit, a MBTA transit police officer was seriously injured and transported to the hospital, the news release states. Details on the officer's condition were not immediately available Friday morning.

A federal law enforcement official told Fox News they are looking into whether the bombing suspects may have been from overseas and had overseas military training.

Dozens of officers and National Guard members descended on Watertown shortly after the shooting outside a building on MIT's campus in Cambridge, according to the Associated Press.

Authorities were calling for somebody to get on the ground and put their hands up and a loud thud was heard after someone shouted "fire in the hole," the news agency reported.

Witnesses told The Associated Press they heard multiple gunshots and explosions at about 1 a.m. Friday. Dozens of police officers and FBI agents were in the neighborhood and a helicopter circled overhead.

State police spokesman David Procopio told news agency, "The incident in Watertown did involve what we believe to be explosive devices possibly, potentially, being used against the police officers."

(Headline has been changed to reflect updates)

More on the Tsarnaev brothers, Twitter account and YouTube channel, with other links, in a followup piece.

Final updates added at the top of the post.