Friday, April 19, 2013

One Boston Bomber Dead, The Other Sought In The Watertown Area

Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Ruslan Tsarni and M.I.T. Officer Sean Collier

Local and federal law enforcement agencies, including the Secret Service lock down the Watertown area after one bomber died after an overnight shooting with police and the other bomber eluded police.

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 19, 2013

Boston, Mass. - On Friday, Ruslan Tsarni of Maryland, the uncle of the suspected Boston bombers said, that the suspects are "losers" who shamed their entire family and the Chechen ethnicity. In a news conference, he pleaded for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, the remaining Boston bomber who eluded police in Watertown to turn himself in to authorities and to ask for forgiveness from the victims and those injured. His older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed earlier in the morning when they were chased by police from Cambridge to Watertown. Both suspects are from Cambridge. 
During the chase, the suspects threw improvised explosive devices (IED's) from a Honda vehicle at police, which exploded. In a shootout with the suspects around 12:40 a.m., an officer was also wounded and 16 other officers were treated for injuries.
The Watertown and Boston areas were lock down, authorities ordered schools, businesses and transportation shutdown and warned people to stay indoors. Taxi service was later restored.
Col. Timothy Manino, from the Massachusetts State Police said in a press conference that police have cleared nearly 60 to 70 percent of the homes as authorities go door to door searching for Dzhokhar. He also said, that a bomb will be detonated later in the afternoon in a control setting at a home, which has been secured by police. Governor Deval Patrick (D-Mass.) told the public to stay at home or indoors until the areas are secured and cleared.
The brothers had their photos released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Thursday afternoon. 
In an overnight shooting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) security Police Officer Sean Collier, 26, of Somerville was shot before 10:30 p.m. in an altercation with the suspects at the campus. Collier was responding to a disturbance call when he was shot, he later died at the Massachusetts General Hospital from the injuries, according to M.I.T. Police chief John DiFava. Transit Police Officer, Richard H. Donahue, Jr., 33, was wounded in a shootout with the suspects and taken to a local hospital. He is expected to survive.
The suspects then took a man at gunpoint. The suspects took control of his Mercedes SUV and tried to get the victim to use his credit card at a ATM to get money, but they couldn't get any money. Within a half-hour, they released the victim who went for help to a nearby convenient gas station on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. Police were called and a description of the SUV was sent out and police later located the SUV.
While on pursuit, Tamerlan was shot multiple times and then taken to the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital where he later died at 1:35 a.m., according to federal agents. He was wearing bomb and the trigger mechanism was found in the SUV. 
Dzhokhar managed to escaped and authorities suspect he could be in the Watertown area where police surrounded a home. Police say, Dzhokhar could have been wounded in the shootout. 
Tamerlan was born in Russia and Dzhokhar was born in Kyrgyzstan. Dzhokhar became a U.S. Citizen in 2012 and Tamerlan became a permanent legal resident in 2007. 
Monday's Boston Marathon bombings death toll stands at 3, they were identified as  Krystle Campbell, 29, of Arlington, Mass.; Martin Richard, 8, of Dorchester, Mass. and Lingzi Lu, 23, also known as Dorothy Lu, a Chinese national from Shenyang.
More than 176 people were reported injured with 17 losing their limbs (legs, arms and feet), including Richard's 6-year-old sister who lost a leg. At least 17 people were reported in critical condition and 25 were in serious condition. More than 56 people remained hospitalized. 

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