Boston is on complete lockdown. All transportation in and out of the city is shutdown, although I’m hearing that Boston Logan is open, but airspace is closed. as the youngest of the Boston marathon bomber, 19 year-old-Dzhokar Tsamaev or Tsarnaev, is on the run. The oldest, Tamerlan Tsamaev is dead, found with shrapnel in his body (no explanation for that one yet). The action is happening in Watertown, Massachusetts. The physician who attended to Tamerlan Tsarnaev said both bullet wounds and shrapnel were found in him, and some of the wounds were consistent with a “blast,” so it’s possible something he had on him or near him, could have exploded. Ongoing updates. UPDATE: 10:29 am EDT: Looking for Massachusetts license plate 316E99 Honda CSV, gray UPDATE 10:32 am EDT: The Honda CSV has been found in Boston! No other info.
UPDATE 10:46 am EDT: WaPo is saying Dzhokhar was born in Kyrgyzstan and Tamerlan in Russia. They became legal U.S. residents in 2007.
UPDATE 10:46 am EDT: Police are surrounding a Watertown residential building bookended by two coffee shops, one including a Dunkin’ Donuts and one a Starbucks. Gunfire Right Now – but sounded like one shot. Not sure where the gunfire came from, police or inside a building. Now police are driving away quickly to a back area or another location. Now McCallun is saying the area was “outside the perimeter” but is now included “inside the perimeter.”
UPDATE 10:26 am EDT: Martha McCallum is talking about the “very American life” these two men were living her in the U.s.
UPDATE 10:26 am EDT: Brett Baier is saying this minute that both men are Muslim. It is not known if either attend a mosque.
1. At about 10:20 pm last night the Tsarnaevs killed a transit policeman Sean Collier (26) in the area of MIT and wounded a second officer who is in critical condition. Collier was found in his car, transported to hospital and died there.
2. The brothers robbed a 7-Eleven early this morning, and hi-jacked an SUV.
3. As police apprehended the men in the SUV, they throw some kind of explosives out the window at the law enforcement.
Authorities said surveillance tape recorded late Thursday showed Suspect No. 2 during a robbery of a convenience store in Cambridge, near the campus of MIT, where a university police officer was shot to death while responding to a report of a disturbance, said State Police Col Timothy Alben.
From there, authorities said, the two men carjacked a man in a Mercedes-Benz, keeping him with them in the car for half an hour before releasing him at a gas station in Cambridge. The man was not injured.
The search for the vehicle led to a chase that ended in Watertown, where authorities said the suspects threw explosive devices from the car and exchanged gunfire with police. A transit police officer was seriously injured during the chase, authorities said. Source: AP
4. Before 4 am this morning police identified the men involved in the above to be the Boston Marathon bombers.
5. Police identified the men as natives of Chechneya , and an uncles says they have been in the U.S. for about 10 years.
6. At 3:45 EDT am police warned people in the area to stay inside, do not leave your home, do not go to work.
A Watertown resident, Christine Yajko said police she was awakened about 1:30 am this morning by an explosion, then heard a second explosion. It was loud and it shook her house. Police later came to her day and told her there was an “undetonated improvised explosive device in the street.”
Martha McCallun on Fox played a recording of a police scanner, saying Dzhokar posted on Facebook and/or Twitter that he would kill “everyone” for killing his brother.
UPDATE 9:54 am EDT: The uncle’s house in Montgomery, Maryland is now surrounded by police.
Trivia: Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin said the name ‘Dzhokar’ is familiar to her, as it was the name of the first Chechnyan president who was assassinated by Russia with rockets as he was using a cell phone. That man is Dzhokar Musayevich Dudaev.
Related and Background:
Dzhokhar Supported Obama – Wanted Out of America – Silent on Twitter About Citizenship