Second Boston Marathon suspect arrested
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 23:07:24 GMT —
Boston Police say a 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead.
Police announced via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (JOH'-kahr tsahr-NY'-ev) was in custody. His brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed Friday in a furious attempt to escape police.
The brothers are suspects in Monday's marathon bombings, which killed three people and wounded more than 180 others. The men are also suspected of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer in his vehicle late Thursday.
Authorities in Boston had suspended all mass transit and warned close to 1 million people in the entire city and some of its suburbs to stay indoors as the hunt for the remaining suspect went on.
State police say officers are going door-to-door, but the remaining Boston Marathon bombing suspect is still on the loose. Just hours after authorities released surveillance camera images of two men yesterday, a violent night began in the Boston area -- where the two brothers are suspected of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer, then stealing a car at gunpoint. Twenty-six-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NY'-ev) was killed overnight. His 19-year-old brother, Dzhokhar (joh-KHAR') is on the loose.
The FBI says someone knows the identity of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings whose photos were released this afternoon.
The photos and video of the two suspects were unveiled at a briefing in Boston by FBI agent Richard DesLauriers (deh'-LOHR'-ee-ay), who asked for the public's help in identifying them.
The images were taken from surveillance cameras near the explosion sites. Both men were carrying backpacks. One is seen wearing a dark baseball cap, the other a white cap worn backwards. DesLauriers says the man in the white cap is seen setting down a backpack at the site of one of the blasts.
He says the suspects are considered armed and extremely dangerous, and people who see them should not approach them.
The images are posted on the FBI's website. Persons with information are encouraged to call 800-CALL-FBI. Online tips can be forwarded to bostonmarathontips.fbi.gov