MSNBC: Fugitive Is Djhokar Tsarnaez

 

 

 

 

 

” One suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is dead after a violent stand-off with police in Massachusetts, and another–his 19-year-old brother– is still at large. A manhunt for the second suspect, who appeared in a white hat in photos released by the FBI, is ongoing in nearby Watertown, Mass. The fugitive is  Dzhokar Tsarnaev, a resident of Cambridge, Mass. He has a Massachusetts driver’s license. Authorities say the Tsarnaev  brothers lived in Cambridge but were not students. Initial reports indicate the brothers may be Chechens who were legal permanent residents of the United States, but it was not immediately clear.

As authorities pieced together the chronology hours later, it appeared that the MIT officer had been killed; then two men had stolen a car at gunpoint (the driver was later released unharmed). Police then pursued the vehicle into Watertown, engaging in a battle with police using gunfire and explosive devices.  One of the suspects was killed, the dead suspect reported by law enforcement authorities as the man in the black hat in the FBI photos released Thursday from the marathon bombings.

The suspect who was killed was found wearing explosives strapped to his chest.”