BOSTON (www.incnow.tv) - There was what some were describing as pandemonium on the streets of Boston after 2 explosions at 2:50 p.m. on Boylston St. near the finish line Monday. WARNING: Photos Contain Graphic Imagery
LIVE UPDATES Morning After Shootout from ABCnews.com
9:07 pm ET: ABC News reports that when the suspects' father found out that Dzhokar was alive and in custody he said "Oh thank God." He told ABC News that his word for his son were "tell police everything."
9:00 pm ET: The President’s High-Value Interrogation Group, made up agents from the CIA, FBI and Defense Intelligence Agency, is on standby and waiting to question the suspect, sources tell ABC News.
8:59 p.m. ET: Suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev is alive, federal law enforcement sources tell ABC News.
8:53 p.m.ET: “We got him,” tweets Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.
8:50 p.m. ET: Cheers erupt from Watertown, Mass., crowd gathered near where suspect was captured.
8:45 pm ET: Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is in custody, say Boston Police. Officers sweeping the area. His condition is unknown.
8:03 p.m. ET: A Watertown, Mass., homeowner spotted blood and body in a covered boat kept in his yard, neighbor and eyewitness George Pizzuto tells ABC News. The homeowner discovered the person, after removing the boat’s cover. He then called police.
7:53 p.m. ET: Three college aged individuals were taken into custody by the FBI late this afternoon in connection with the manhunt for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Lt. Robert Richard told ABC News.
7:51 p.m. ET: More loud bangs heard in Watertown, Mass.
7:16 p.m. ET: Three SWAT units seen arriving on scene of apparent gunfire in Watertown, Mass.
7:15 p.m. ET: New Boston Police tweet: “Heavy police presence in area of Franklin St in Watertown. Residents remain inside.”
7:03 p.m. ET: Boston Police tweet, “Police operations in the Franklin Street Watertown area. Residents shelter in place.”
Approximately 7 p.m. ET: Apparent gunfire heard in Watertown, Mass.
6:38 p.m. ET: The FBI interviewed Tamerlin Tsarnaev, 26, two years ago on behalf of a foreign government. They found nothing suspicious and closed the file, law enforcement sources tell ABC News.
6:35 p.m.ET: A student who attends UMass Dartmouth with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, tells ABC News the suspect was on campus on Tuesday, the day after bombing and acted nonchalant.
6:20 pm. ET: Police says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, fled the scene of last night’s shootout on foot after abandoning a car in Watertown, Mass., used in the pursuit, said Mass. State Police Col. Timothy Alben. “He fled on foot. I dont know where he went after that,” Alben said.
6:18 p.m. ET: State police said they believe suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is still in the state. “My message to the subject is to give himself up,” says Mass. State Police Col. Timothy Alben.
6:08 p.m. ET: “We do not have a individual arrested, but we have a lot of leads on this,” says Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.
6:07 p.m. ET: Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick lifts curfew on Boston and reopens mass transit.
5:55 p.m. ET: Police say more than 200 spent rounds as well as homemade bombs were found in Watertown, Mass., the site of a shootout between police and the suspects Thursday night and where Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed.
Cops also provided the most complete timeline of the moments before Thursday night’s altercation with police.
* 10:24 p.m. ET: MIT Police received a call from someone reporting they had heard what they feared was gunshots.
* 10:28 p.m. ET: A 7-Eleven store at 750 Massachusetts Ave. was robbed, but that crime was not committed by the brothers, State Police now say.
* 10:29 p.m. ET: MIT officer Sean A. Collier was shot and as the officer sat in his cruiser.
* 10:31 p.m. ET: Authorities receive a call that a car was carjacked by two men outside 816 Memorial Drive. A short time later, a Transit Police officer spotted the vehicle and pursued, beginning the chase that ended in Watertown with Tamerlan dying and Dzokhar fleeing
5:08 p.m. ET: Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, ran over his own wounded brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, as he fled police following a shootout Thursday night, law enforcement officials told ABC News.
4:45 p.m. ET: Additional explosive devices were recovered during the course of today’s investigation, law enforcement officials tell ABC News.
4:29 p.m. ET: Mass. State Police now say the suspects did not rob a 7-Eleven convenience store on Thursday night.
4:08 p.m. ET: Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,19, came to the United States in 2002 with both his parents on a regular visa and then applied for refugee status, according to State Department officials. He and his parents became U.S. citizens on Sept. 11, 2012.
His older brother, slain suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, arrived in the U.S. in 2003, but never became a citizen.
4:05 p.m. ET: Connecticut State Police say authorities in the region are now searching for a 1995 gray Honda Odyssey. This is the third car today, for which authorities have asked police to “be on the lookout.”
3:32p.m. ET: FBI calls off search for 1999 Honda Civic.
3:16 p.m. ET: The Boston Bruins and Red Sox have cancelled their games for the evening, and the Big Apple Circus has cancelled a scheduled performance, according to the Boston Police. Boston residents are being asked by police to remain in their homes with the doors locked.
3:12 p.m ET: The FBI has removed a computer from the New Jersey home the Boston bombing suspects’ sister, according to WABC-TV. The woman, authorities say, is cooperating.
2:20 p.m. ET: Slain terror suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was in Russia from January 2012 through July 2012, according to federal officials. Authorities say he flew from New York to Moscow.
2:15 p.m. ET: Connecticut State Police now searching for 1999 Green Honda Civic with Massachusetts license plate: 116 GC7.
1:42 p.m. ET: Fifteen police officers were wounded and taken to the emergency room at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton early Friday morning to be treated for wounds sustained in a chase and firefight with the suspects late last night and into this morning.
1:34 p.m. ET: Boston resumes taxi service in the city, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
1:23 p.m. ET: The Boston Red Sox have suspended tonight’s game pending the lift of a citywide lockdown. The Bruins also cancelled a morning practice.
12:58 p.m ET: Federal agents are interviewing the suspects’ sister in West New York, N.J., according to WABC-TV.
12:40 p.m. ET: “I don’t have a single American friend. I don’t understand them,” slain terror suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev told a photographer who featured him on a website of boxing photos.
A photo essay by Johannes Hirn, "Will Box for Passport" taken before the older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, competed at National Golden Gloves competition in Salt Lake City shows some insight into the man. ABC news reports that this essay was most likely taken several years ago as it references a girlfriend and reports say he was since married and had a child.
12:35 p.m. ET: Police warn Boston residents to expect a “controlled explosion” this afternoon out of an “abundance of caution.”
12:33 p.m. ET: “We all want to thank the members of the public who have respected our requests to stay indoors. We know what an inconvenience it is,” Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick said at a press conference.
12:12 p.m. ET: “I’m a stress free kind of guy,” suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote on social media site Twitter on Wednesday, just two days after the bombing, ABC News has confirmed. Tsarnaev tweeted from the account @J_tsar.
“There are people that know the truth but stay silent & there are people that speak the truth but we don’t hear them cuz they’re the minority,” he tweeted on the day of the bombing.
Cryptically, he also tweeted the words “Boston Marathon” to a user whose account is locked.
11:30 a.m. ET: “Of course were ashamed. Yes, we’re ashamed,” the suspects’ uncle, who lives in Maryland, told reporters.
Their uncle, Ruslan Tsarni,referred to the men as “losers.” He said both men were born in Kyrgyzstan and had never been to Chechnya.
11:23 a.m. ET: Boxing coach John Curran who trained Tamerlan Tsarnaev describes the slain bombing suspect as “nice guy” and “very good athlete.” Curran said Tamerlan was a regional amateur champion and had to the potential to go pro.
Curran’s comments are consistent with descriptions of both men by multiple former associates, who said there was little in their past behavior to indicate they would be suspected of terrorism.
11:07 a.m. ET: Increased police presence seen in Watertown, Mass., and outside suspect’s home in Cambridge, Mass. SWAT teams, bomb units, and heavily armed officers on the scene in both locations.
11:02 a.m. ET: President Obama was briefed on the manhunt by Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller between 9:45 a.m and 10:45 a.m. this morning, say White House sources.
10:54 a.m ET: ABC News confirms the identity of “Suspect 1″ in the Boston Marathon bombing. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died from his wounds early this morning following a shootout with police. Police are currently pursuing a second suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, believed to be Tamerlan’s younger brother.
10:40 a.m ET: Slain MIT officer Sean Collier was killed in “ambush,” shot while sitting in parked car, law enforcement sources tell ABC News.
10:31 a.m. ET: A gray Honda believed to have been used by suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been recovered in Boston.
10:25 a.m. ET: Students at UMass Dartmouth are being evacuated from their dorms, following confirmation that suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, lived in the Pinedale residence hall.
10:24 a.m. ET: Law enforcement officials confirm that suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was born in Kyrgyzstan and is of Chechen ethnicity. His family lives in the restive Dagestan region of Russia.
10:13 a.m. ET: FBI posts electronic wanted posters, digital billboards throughout Boston area with information about suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
10: 11 a.m. ET: Connecticut State Police put out bulletin for vehicle suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may be driving. The car is described as a gray Honda CRV with license plate: 316 ES9.
9:51 a.m. ET: The father of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev advises the 19-year-old to “surrender peacefully. Give up, give in and come home.” Anzor Tsarnaev, who lives in the restive Dagestan region of Russia, told ABC News that if Tsarnaev is killed, “all hell will break loose.”
Suspect No. 1 Dead, 1 At Large
A massive manhunt is underway in Massachusetts after authorities got into shootout with two suspects in Monday's Boston Marathon Bombing.
One suspect, named as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is dead after a Thursday night shootout with law enforcement.
A second suspect, named as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, remains at large. The two suspects are brothers of Chechen ethnicity from Russia. ABC news is reporting that he lived here with his family and graduated from high school in the United States. The parents of the 2 men moved back to Russia last year.
The Boston suburb of Watertown, Mass., has been shut down as part of a massive manhunt along with the entire city of Boston.
Authorities say around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, the brothers robbed a 7-Eleven gas station near the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and shot a MIT police officer during his hold-up.
Later, the two brothers carjacked an SUV, hurling explosives out the window in a pursuit.
The pursuit ended in gunfire, with Tamerlan, identified by his black baseball cap in FBI released images, shot by authorities. Explosives were found strapped to his body, authorities say.
Dzhokhar, wearing a white baseball cap backwards in FBI images, got away and is considered extremely dangerous.
FBI Releases Photos and Video of Bombing Suspects
The FBI released photos and video of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. If you know anything about these two individuals you are encouraged to call the FBI (1-800-CALL-FBI).
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Two Potential Suspects In Bombing
Thursday ABC News reports that officials have spotted two potential suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, but no arrests have been made and investigators continue to work to identify the individuals with the help of the FBI's Operational Technology Division and cell phone records of calls made in the area in the hours before the blasts.
Bombing Suspect Conflicting Reports
Wednesday afternoon several media sources were reporting that an arrest is imminent or may have already taken place in the Boston bombings. Citing that surveillance video taken by cameras at Lord & Taylor on Boylston Street helped identify a suspect placing a bomb.
Later, the FBI made a statement that contrary to those reports, no arrests have been made and asked the media to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through official channels before reporting.
BuzzFeed outlined the timeline of events as media outlets rushed to be the first to break the news.
Nation On High-Alert
In the wake of the bombings in Boston, emergency operators have fielded a rash of "suspicious packages" being called in. The streets in downtown Seattle were shut down because of a suspicious backapck left on a sidewalk. The bomb squad robot found a harmless hair dryer inside.
United Flight 636 to Chicago was delayed at Logan Airport after the flight crew requested that passengers bags be rescreened prior to departure. Two men were removed from the flight for "suspicious acitvity" then allowed to return to the plane.
Tuesday before noon, a US Airways plane traveling from Philadelphia to Boston was being checked after a suspicious bag was found on board. Passengers were evacuated. And at LaGuardia in New York City, a terminal was evacuated because of a similar concern but has received an "all's clear".
In New Jersey, an unattended backpack shut down a PATH commuter train in Newark.
The NYPD fileded 77reports of suspicious packages in less than 24 hours which they say is three times the norm.
Victims Named & Family Speaks
The third victim has been named as Lu Lingzi, 23, a Boston University graduate student from Shenyang, China. Her parents described the death of their only child as a "dagger in our hearts". She was watching the race at the finish line with two friends.
Tuesday afternoon the parents of the 8-year-old boy and a 29-year-old woman who were killed by the blast spoke out.
“My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers,” said Bill Richard, father of slain 8-year-old Martin Richard, killed as he was watching for his father to cross the finish line in Monday’s attack.
29-year-old Krystle Campbell who was attending the race to cheer on a friend, is confirmed as the second known death from the terror attack. Her mother, Patricia Campbell said "she was a beautiful young being. She loved pets. She loved people...this is just a waste."
12:55 p.m. Update: After asking for photos and video from the public to aid in their investigation, the FBI is also analyzing a photo that has been circulating around social media platforms that shows a man on a rooftop over the crime scene as the bombs are detonating.
A little before 1 p.m. federal sources announced that at least one of the bombs used in the Boston Marathon attack was composed of a pressure cooker filled with nails and ball bearings. Both devices are still being inspected. The bomb appears to have been placed in a black or dark colored duffel or nylon bag that was placed one the ground at one of the two sites.
Tuesday, the morning after the tragic events, the death toll stands at 3 with at least 176 injured, 10 of which are children. 17 of those are in critical condition.
As the tragic day unfolded there were multiple reports that 2 additional explosive devices were found. The FAA restricted flight in the Boston area air space. What was initially believed to be a third explosion at the JFK Library now appears to be fire related.
President Obama addressed the nation at 6:10 p.m. Monday, and told the nation that it is still not clear who did this or why but that whoever was responsible would feel the full weight of justice.
According to the 2013 Boston Marathon Athlete Tracking tool, there were 283 runners from Indiana competing in the Boston Marathon. 23 are from Northeast Indiana. Confirmed names are below:
Alissa McKaig, New Haven – Finish Time 2:45:02, Placed 27th - Confirmed safe
Grant Stieglitz, Fort Wayne – Finish Time 2:44:21, Placed 448th – Confirmed Safe
Justin Glancy, Huntington – Finish Time 3:01:03
Donovan Houser, Fremont – Finish Time 3:09:47
Paul Later, Fort Wayne – Finish Time 3:10:48
Todd Aldrich, Fremont – Finish Time 3:19:49
Ashley Sprunger, Fort Wayne – Finish Time 3:22:38 - Confirmed Safe
Susan Allshouse, Angola – Finish Time 3:23:53
Kirstin Hegelein, Kendallville – Finish Time 3:24:03
James Pauley, Fort Wayne – Finish Time 3:24:33
Arianne Lehn, Fort Wayne – Finish Time 3:27:52 – Confirmed Safe
Thomas Trent, Fort Wayne – Finish Time 3:28:35 – Confirmed Safe
Winston Samarasingha, Fort Wayne – Finish Time 3:37:49
Gina Venturelli, Fort Wanye – Finish Time 3:38:05
Michael Mann, Auburn – Finish Time 3:42:55 – Confirmed Safe
Lisa Roe, Angola – Finish Time 3:44:34
Megan Campbell, Fort Wayne – Finish Time 3:44:58
Kevin Kelly, Fort Wayne – Finish Time 3:46:55 - Confirmed Safe
Kelly Wiedenhoeft, Roanoke – Finish Time 3:49:05
Susan Zahn, Huntington – Finish Time 3:49:05
Cynthia Bement, Warsaw – Finish Time 3:55:29
Lisa Collins, Fort Wayne – Finish Time 4:07:19
Ryan Campbell, Fort Wayne – Finish Time 4:16:17
Tom Davis, Fort Wayne (Handcyclist) – Finish Time 1:17:59, Placed 1st – Confirmed
Others from our area were registered but we have not been able to confirm those names.
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