April 19, 2013
Have you seen this man? Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, is the remaining prime suspect in the Boston Marathon terrorist attack of Monday, 15 April. If you’ve seen him, call 1-800-CALL-FBI. Don’t try to be a hero. He’s carrying explosives and has at least one long rifle so, unless you’re in a hurry to meet your maker, don’t approach Dzhokar Tsarnaev. Boston Police Chief Ed Davis said: “We believe this to be a terrorist…We believe this to be a man who’s come here to kill people. We need to get him in custody.”
It’s also thought that Tsarnaev may have fled to Connecticut. The family also has relatives in Montgomery Village, MD, a Washington, DC suburb near Gaithersburg, MD. At the moment, police with guns drawn are focusing on Watertown, a Boston suburb where the suspect has lived. According to CNN, police say that Dzhokar Tsarnaev has a laptop computer, and is sending out messages on social media. Apparently, he’s upset that his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed in a confrontation with police last night. Tamerlan, who was carrying explosives and an explosives trigger, was shot in the chest several times and also injured by his own bombs. He suffered cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead on arrival at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Boston is on lockdown. Residents have been advised to stay indoors. Schools and businesses are closed. There’s no bus, taxi or subway service. There’s so much media coverage that the Boston Police Department felt compelled to issue this statement: “WARNING: Do Not Compromise Officer Safety by Broadcasting Tactical Positions of Homes Being Searched.” At this point, bomb squad trucks, SWAT teams and snipers are converging in Watertown.
The family emigrated from Dagestan (also spelled Daghestan), which is a republic of Russia that borders Chechen. Dagestan’s capital is Makhachkala, where one uncle of the two suspects described Dzhokar as an “angel.” However, in an impassioned interview, Ruslan Tsarni, another uncle of the two terrorism suspects who lives in Maryland, says that while he’s “shocked” by the recent events, he wants nothing to do with either of the suspects. He says the family is “ashamed,” and called the brothers “losers” who deserve to die. Tsarni says he loves America, and that this is the only country where one can come and be treated as a human being.
Read more Boston Marathon coverage, as domestic terrorism comes home to roost.
Photo credits: FBI and The Boston Globe.
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