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UPDATE: Bombing Suspect in Custody

UPDATE [Friday, April 19th, 5:52 p.m.]: ABC News reports that the suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is in custody. His condition is unknown. Boston police also posted the following tweet on their Twitter account: “Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the area. Stand by for further info.”

BOSTON (CNN) — The city of Boston is on lockdown as authorities continue their massive manhunt for the second suspect in the deadly Boston Marathon attack on Monday.

The suspect is identified as 19-year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Police say his 26-year old brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the other bombing suspect, was shot and killed in a shootout early Friday morning.

All public and mass transportation in the city is shut down, and officer’s are searching door-to-door.

One officer is dead, and another seriously wounded following a carjacking near the M.I.T. campus that started the massive manhunt Thursday night.

The Tsarnaev brothers, natives of Russia’s Caucasus region, are accused of setting the bombs at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 175 others.

We will continue to update this story as information becomes available.

 

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  1. Postone says:

    “The Tsarnaev brothers, natives of Russia’s Caucasus region”

    I’ll bet anyone any amount of money the United States government doesn’t attack Russia because of these two idiots did in Boston!

    And they won’t because Russia is capable of defending themselves unlike all the other countries the United States government target!

    And this is because the United States Government are cowards, and only pick on those who cannot defend themselves….

    I love my country, I was born here of Scottish decent, (USA) but the people in this countries government has been killing innocent people at a whim for many decades with little or no regard for the lives or the sovereignty of other countries!

    The United States government tortures, and denies the human rights of other peoples (including their own citizens) all the while chastising other sovereign nations of their human rights violations!

    The words dishonest and Hypocrite comes to mind….

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