Marathon Manhunt Ends
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UPDATE (10:21 PM EDT): 21 hours later, signing off from live updates on this story. Profound thanks to all who read, shared, and coworkers who made it possible. --ED
FBI Website via Hunter Schwarz
UPDATE (10:10 PM EDT): President Obama warns "take care not to rush to judgment" re: bombing suspects. Mentions victims of West, TX explosion and recovery efforts there.
UPDATE (10:05 PM EDT): Obama speaking at White House. Straight delivery. Honors fallen, singling out "heroic" slain MIT officer. "We owe a great debt of gratitude" to "excellent" law enforcement officers.
UPDATE (10:03 PM EDT): Boisterous celebration in streets. Chants of "USA," "Boston."
UPDATE (9:56 PM EDT): Suspect in "serious" condition.
UPDATE (9:50 PM EDT): Ambulance taking suspect to Massachusetts General Hospital.
UPDATE (9:46 PM EDT): Presser: commissioner explains that local man who had obeyed orders to stay inside saw blood in backyard when he left his home, led to the boat where suspect was hiding. Man reported his finding to police.
UPDATE (9:41 PM EDT): Crowd begins chanting "USA! USA!" between speakers at presser.
UPDATE (9:40 PM EDT): Post-capture press conference a lovefest. Lots of thanks and congratulations, poetic language. Admittedly little new information.
UPDATE (9:37 PM EDT): NBC: suspect will not be Mirandized.
UPDATE (9:30 PM EDT): CNN analysts: police could interrogate suspect without Mirandizing as long as evidence from said interrogations not submitted at criminal trial.
UPDATE (9:28 PM EDT): Photo purports to show captive suspect.
UPDATE (9:04 PM EDT): Boston Police's Twitter sums up catharsis among law enforcement and observers.
CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.
UPDATE (9:02 PM EDT):
UPDATE (8:57 PM EDT): Heroes' welcome.
***BOSTON POLICE CONFIRM*** -8:46 PM EDT
Multiple networks report suspect in custody. -8:45 PM EDT
8:42 PM EDT: Scanner: Suspect in custody.
UPDATE (8:37 PM EDT): Many saying suspect is weak but still moving. I wonder if he has strength to exit boat as police seem to be demanding.
UPDATE (8:35 PM EDT): NBC: FBI negotiator on scene.
UPDATE (8:33 PM EDT): Three more individuals dragged into bomb plot investigation.
PHOTO: Current view of Watertown. WCBS reporter Paul Murnane/Twitter
UPDATE (8:22 PM EDT): Multiple mentions of gasoline filling half of tank on boat. Reports waver from movement to no movement and back, reports of fire/no fire going back and forth less frequently.
UPDATE (8:19 PM EDT): Scanner: suspect is "covered in blood."
UPDATE (8:14 PM EDT): Scanner: helicopter on scene has approximately 15 minutes of fuel left.
UPDATE (8:08 PM EDT): "WBZ NewsRadio 1030 reported that authorities were able to confirm there was a person inside by using a thermal camera from a helicopter."
UPDATE (7:56 PM EDT): Scanner: flash bangs deployed, currently negative on boat fire. More shots fired.
UPDATE (7:46 PM EDT): Scanner: FBI deploying flash bang.
UPDATE (7:45 PM EDT): Scanner: Report of fire or flame on beat.
UPDATE (7:41 PM EDT): Movement reported, suspect sitting up. All personnel ordered not to fire weapons.
UPDATE (7:40 PM EDT): Scanner: "Eyes on, negative movement."
UPDATE (7:33 PM EDT): Multiple local affiliates report suspect is alive and surrounded. Some claim confirmation individual is Tsarnaev, others claim no confirmation.
UPDATE (7:27 PM EDT): Scanner: K-9 units approaching suspect.
UPDATE (7:25 PM EDT): Scanner: LE orders radio silence. Over 130k viewers of Ustream channel carrying scanner.
UPDATE (7:22 PM EDT): Scanner: suspect hid under boat canvas. Plans to rip top off boat with robot/ram/armored car.
UPDATE (7:17 PM EDT): Scanner: boat is dry-docked. All non-tactical personnel ordered to leave scene.
UPDATE (7:05 PM EDT): Reprise of blood spots, trail heats up.
UPDATE (6:59 PM EDT): Scanner: shots fired in Watertown. CNN anchor Drew Griffin describes: about two dozen shots, sounded like police-style automatic assault rifle.
UPDATE (6:57 PM EDT): INTERPOL issues global security alert.
“The decision by the FBI and US authorities to request an INTERPOL Orange Notice will enable police services and other law enforcement agencies around the world to advise US law enforcement authorities whether they've come across similarly designed devices in their own investigations,” said INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.
UPDATE (6:21 PM EDT): Presser: Col.: Suspect fled on foot. Do not know where he went. We believe the suspect is still in Massachusetts.
FBI has posted an updated Wanted poster.
UPDATE (6:19 PM EDT): Presser: Col.: We do not know what kind of vehicle he has. Stresses suspect is very violent and has killed multiple people. Stark contrast from biographical coverage from cable nets.
UPDATE (6:15 PM EDT): Presser: Col. says media activity on Thursday may have forced suspect's actions in evening. Asserts bombing suspects did not rob convenience store.
UPDATE (6:14 PM EDT): Presser: Gov. Patrick: "We are where we were effectively as of Monday night-Tuesday morning, with a couple of exceptions."
UPDATE (6:11 PM EDT): Presser: Gov. Patrick says residents can leave homes, mass transit will resume operation.
UPDATE (6:09 PM EDT): Presser: police commissioner [correction: state police colonel] says 20 streets have been searched, no capture yet.
UPDATE (6:06 PM EDT): Reportedly not the first time FBI has taken an interest in older brother.
UPDATE (5:54 PM EDT): Scanner: police say search 90% complete, six streets remaining.
PHOTO: Cleanup from site of overnight firefight occurring now.
UPDATED (5:39 PM EDT): PRODUCT PLACEMENT? This grueling manhunt brought to you by Honda Motor Co., Inc.
UPDATED (5:26 PM EDT): New information becoming more sparse. As we experience this lull, BPD has a terrific suggestion for how we should spend our time:
UPDATED (5:25 PM EDT):
UPDATED (4:38 PM EDT): Outlets correcting earlier reports of 7-11 robbery.
PHOTO: A girl looks out the window of her family's home as a SWAT team drives through her neighborhood while searching for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
UPDATE (4:26 PM EDT): Even after bombing and gunfight, at least seven extra IEDs left from suspects' stash.
UPDATE (4:10 PM EDT): THIRD Honda of interest identified. However, link to CT gov't website is dead. Already acquired by LE?
UPDATE (3:56 PM EDT):
UPDATE (3:29 PM EDT): Cable nets have said both brothers identified as Chechens but may have had different country of origin. One claim:
UPDATE (3:26 PM EDT): UMass Dartmouth: "All student [sic] should evacuate campus immediately."
UPDATE (3:22 PM EDT):
PHOTO: Longfellow Bridge into Boston. "Beantown" a "ghost town." ABC News/Antonio Regalado
UPDATE (3:15 PM EDT):
UPDATE (3:09 PM EDT): Search must be nerve-wracking, arduous. Meticulous coverage of relatively small area since daylight, still a good chunk to explore.
UPDATE (3:05 PM EDT): Boston Red Sox: Friday game postponed, not cancelled.
PHOTO: President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security team to discuss developments in the Boston bombings investigation, in the Situation Room of the White House, April 19, 2013. (Pete Souza/White House Photo)
UPDATE (2:38 PM EDT): Honda of Interest #2 reportedly in police custody.
PHOTO: A FBI agent walks from a residence next to 412 Norfolk street in Cambridge, Massachusetts April 19, 2013. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)
UPDATE (2:16 PM EDT): Police have not been able to track Tsarnaev's location via cell phone.
UPDATE (2:05 PM EDT): Good news on policemen wounded in overnight shootout.
UPDATE (2:01 PM EDT): Connecticut police on alert again, according to Governor's office.
UPDATE (1:57 PM EDT): CNN reporter: police say search of suspects' apartment is "done." State police had said controlled demolition would take place first to make search safer for officers. Have not heard on cable nets that demolition was completed.
UPDATE (1:55 PM EDT): Lots of police casualties in overnight showdown.
PHOTO: Military helicopter flying over news crews in Watertown. Ama Daetz, ABC7, presumably sharing image from videographer Dean C. Smith:
UPDATE (1:27 PM EDT): The FBI has interviewed the Tsarnaevs' sister (no name available) in West New York, NJ, according to the Associated Press.
UPDATE (1:15 PM EDT): Deceased older brother Tamerlan reportedly spent six months in Russia last year.
UPDATE (1:10 PM EDT): NY car: driver cited for failure to stop at stop sign, failure to use turn signal. Bomb squad involvement explained as "abundance of caution," same phrase used in announcement of Norfolk St. controlled demolition.
UPDATE (12:54 PM EDT): Nothing dangerous found within car stopped in Niagara Falls.
UPDATE (12:49 PM EDT): Amtrak: trains travelling between Boston and New York suspended "indefinitely."
UPDATE (12:42 PM EDT): CNN: both suspects claimed asylum to get green cards, eventually became naturalized U.S. citizens. Younger brother received citizenship in 2012. (UPDATE UPDATE): CNN producer says Dzhorkhar became citizen on 9/11/2012.
UPDATE (12:38 PM EDT): In a live press conference, a Massachusetts State Police Colonel says law enforcement will conduct a controlled demolition later on the same street as the suspect's apartment.
PHOTO: A member of the Cambridge police bomb squad, right, deploys a robot on Norfolk Street during a search for searching a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
UPDATE (12:27 PM EDT): CNN making a very big deal out of the suspect tweeting after the bombing Monday. Account here. Seems to be confirmation from his friends that it is legitimate.
UPDATE (12:05PM EDT): Pete Williams of NBC reports that police may be looking for "two accomplices," along with 19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
UPDATE (11:54 AM EDT): Numerous media outlets are reporting that the manhunt is now centered on a single Watertown home where police have 19 year-old terror suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, surrounded. Still unknown is whether or not Tsarnaev is alone, or if law enforcement is speaking with him.
Fox News's Bret Baier reported earlier that capturing the suspect alive is of the highest priority.
NBC is reporting that a "third suspect" is being sought in the state of Connecticut.
UPDATE (11:51 AM EDT): In a live press conference carried thus far on NBC, MSNBC, and CNN, the uncle of the suspects called his nephews "losers." He also said that his dead nephew "deserved" to die.
PHOTO: A police officer with is weapon drawn conducts a search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Friday, April 19, 2013, in Watertown, Mass. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
UPDATE (10:55 AM EDT): "the brothers carjacked a Mercedes SUV and told the driver they were the men behind Monday's double-blast attack at the race and had just killed a campus security officer, a source told NBC News."
OLD NEWS: This photo started making the rounds yesterday evening—shows suspect, now tentatively ID'd as Tsarnaev, allegedly placing bomb behind 8-year-old Martin Richard, one of the three people killed in Monday's attack.
UPDATE (10:47 AM EDT): New York traffic stop getting curious:
UPDATE (10:44 AM EDT): Terrible.
UPDATE (10:37 AM EDT): Connecticut government reports Honda of interest "has been recovered in Boston."
PHOTO: Kenmore Square in Boston virtually empty. (Andrew Golden via NBC News)
UPDATE (10:11 AM EDT): The morning's intrigue expands into another state.
UPDATE (10:09 AM EDT): FAA has established a no-fly zone over Watertown, MA.
UPDATE (10:07 AM EDT): WCVB TV: UMass Dartmouth is evacuating the dormitory where Tsarnaev lived.
PHOTO: Radio host Robin Young tweets out what appears to be a graduation photo of suspect Tsarnaev. [Cropped to remove individual unrelated to case]
UPDATE (9:42 AM EDT): New York NBC affiliate says car pulled over from previous update has Massachusetts plates.
UPDATE (9:38 AM EDT): Wounded officer expected to live.
MEANWHILE, ON CNN:
Credit: Dan McQuade/Twitter
UPDATE (9:27 AM EDT): "A law enforcement source told the Globe that an explosive trigger was found on the dead brother’s body at the morgue."
UPDATE (9:22 AM EDT): Situation developing outside Massachusetts. No evidence yet of connection to Boston suspect hunt.
UPDATE (9:12 AM EDT): LA Times contradicts earlier NBC report that brothers had been in country "legally for about a year."
UPDATE (9:09 AM EDT): Twitter users find account referenced by police scanner. Has not tweeted before today, only follows Boston Police account. Many accusations of fakery.
UPDATE (9:01 AM EDT): Scanner: "He is posting online, 'I will kill all of you as you killed my brother.'"
PHOTO: FBI releases more recent photo of suspect.
UPDATE (8:52 AM EDT): Bomb threat being taken very seriously by law enforcement.
UPDATE (8:49 AM EDT): Reports coming in that police have someone in custody coming out of suspect's apartment building. One on scene says "nothing to indicate man is suspect."
UPDATE (8:36 AM EDT): I heard about 45 minutes ago on the police scanner something about "blood spots" but wasn't entirely certain. Seems the LA Times corroborates my (admittedly spotty) hearing.
UPDATE (8:27 AM EDT): Wounded officer identified.
UPDATE (8:20 AM EDT): Scanner: suspect at large reportedly wearing "suicide vest."
PHOTO: SWAT teams enter a suburban neighborhood to search an apartment for the remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Massachusetts April 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
UPDATE (8:02 AM EDT): MA Gov. Deval Patrick addressing reporters. Says instructions to stay indoors extend to all of Boston.
UPDATE (7:56 AM EDT):
UPDATE (7:48 AM EDT): Eyewitness says now-dead suspect charged at police, was tackled in overnight gunfight. May have been attempting a suicide bombing, per CNN report of explosives on his person.
UPDATE (7:46 AM EDT): Police descending on suspect's apartment.
UPDATE (7:42 AM EDT): CNN: we "know" brothers suspected of bombing are "Islamic," "Muslim."
UPDATE: Cambridge area police are clearing is street of suspect's apartment. "Dangerous scene."
PHOTO: This image provided by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center shows Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. (AP)
UPDATE (7:19 AM EDT): Globe reporter: police clearing media from area in Cambridge.
PHOTO: Watertown resident Shawna England tweets this amazing view from her house:
UPDATE (7:12 AM EDT): WCVB reporter: captured person from last hour not Marathon suspect.
UPDATE (7:06 AM EDT): Name given by Associated Press listed among recipients of a $2,500 scholarship for "seniors at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and others pursuing higher education."
UPDATE (7:02 AM EDT): Scanner: pipe bomb detonated in Kenmore Square area (Charles Gate and Comm Ave, near MIT bridge).
Police commissioner: controlled detonation by bomb squad.
UPDATE (6:57 AM EDT): More school closings.
UPDATE (6:48 AM EDT): Reddit theory on missing student suffers a heavy blow.
UPDATE (6:43 AM EDT): AP claims knowledge of suspects' nation of origin.
Residents of five Boston suburbs in addition to Watertown advised to stay indoors:
UPDATE (6:38 AM EDT): Scanner: law enforcement still conducting door-to-door searches. Boston public schools cancel all activities:
UPDATE (6:34 AM EDT): Emerson College, Suffolk University have also cancelled classes Friday.
UPDATE (6:28 AM EDT): Scanner: police on scene sending three photos to ID persons in custody.
UPDATE (6:23 AM EDT): Police on scanner have not yet confirmed reported suspect in custody is white cap bombing suspect.
SCANNER: SUSPECT IN CUSTODY (6:17 AM EDT)
PHOTO: Bus carrying SWAT team. Sean Kelly/WCVB/Twitter
UPDATE (6:03 AM EDT): Scanner: reports of male—white skin, dark hair, dark backpack—trying to flag down vehicles in Beacon Park for a ride.
UPDATE (5:59 AM EDT): "Harvard University is closed due to public safety concerns."
UPDATE (5:51 AM EDT):
PHOTO: Officials secure an area in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. Dozens of officers and National Guard members are in Watertown, where television outlets report that gunfire and explosions have been heard. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
UPDATE (5:45 AM EDT): Scanner: All MBTA trains, subways have been suspended.
UPDATE (5:41 AM EDT): Dead suspect's possible blast wounds could have been caused by worn explosives.
UPDATE (5:27 AM EDT): At press conference from Beth Israel hospital, doctors say suspect who died had multiple gunshot wounds and evidence of blast wounds from an explosive device.
Scanner: police will close down the Arsenal mall in Watertown. Will turn away employees.
UPDATE (5:23 AM EDT): MIT has cancelled all Friday classes.
UPDATE (5:18 AM EDT): "Law enforcement sources said the suspects have international links and have been in the country legally for about a year," reports NBC News.
NBC's Pete Williams says that the suspect at large is not believed to be missing student Sunil Tripathi.
UPDATE (5:06 AM EDT): Police scanner: bomb sniffing dogs needed from Boston at address of suspicious package near MIT because so many are committed to Watertown.
PHOTO: A vehicle carrying officers in tactical gear arrives at the Watertown neighborhood of Boston, Friday, April 19, 2013. Reports of explosives being detonated and police are telling reporters to turn off their cell phones. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
UPDATE (4:50 AM EDT): Evac for residents of streets where suspects left bombs behind.
UPDATE (4:45 AM EDT): Suspicious package reported near MIT campus.
PHOTO: Bomb squad robot in action on site of Watertown shootout.
UPDATE (4:35 AM EDT): Police scanner: "[Suspect] might have a device on his person if we come across him."
UPDATE (4:29 AM EDT): Boston Globe reports that suspect #2 allegedly robbed a convenience store during the night.
UPDATE (4:23 AM EDT): State police press conference on suspect #2: "we believe this to be a terrorist. We believe this to be a man who has come here to kill people."
PHOTO: Boston police have tweeted this photo of the suspect at large.
UPDATE (4:06 AM EDT): The Boston Police Commissioner says the Boston Marathon bombing suspect wearing a black hat on Monday has died, according to WCVB.
UPDATE (4:00 AM EDT): Police are about to begin controlled detonations of devices left by suspects.
UPDATE (3:45 AM EDT): Police searching door to door.
UPDATE (3:42 AM EDT): Massacushetts police advise civilians in Watertown to stay indoors.
UPDATE (3:40 AM EDT): Local news says one suspect may be dead.
UPDATE (3:37 AM EDT): Officers confirm description of suspect at large over scanner: "White male with a dark complexion or Middle Eastern male with dark curly hair and a gray hoodie."
UPDATE (3:20 AM EDT):
UPDATE (3:17 AM EDT): Police chasing down subject with dogs.
UPDATE (3:15 AM EDT): The New York Times has a report on the shootout full of detail, including descriptions from eyewitness Kitzenburg:
The two shooters, he said, had a large and unwieldy bomb. “They lit it, still in the middle of the gunfire, and threw it. But it went 20 yards at most.” It exploded, he said, and one of the two men ran towards the gathered police officers. He was tackled, but it was not clear if he was shot, Mr. Kitzenberg said.
UPDATE (3:10 AM EDT): Homeland Security present.
UPDATE (3:07 AM EDT): Police Public Information Officer talking to reporters. Revises number of suspects accounted for. Gives details on wounded officer.
UPDATE (2:57 AM EDT): Suspect at large described on scanner as "extremely armed and dangerous," "could have an IED explosive device on him."
UPDATE (2:54 AM EDT): NBC News' Luke Russert, keeping everything in perspective:
PHOTO: More images of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects released by FBI slightly less than an hour ago.
VIDEO: WCVB has an amateur video capturing the shooting:
UPDATE (2:44 AM EDT): CNN says multiple explosive devices were used against police. Breitbart's Kerry Picket relays confirmation from locals:
UPDATE (2:40 AM EDT): Massachusetts State Police say there may be more than two suspects.
UPDATE (2:37 AM EDT): A reporter for local affiliate WHDH says that one suspect in tonight's shootout may be dead.
UPDATE (2:27 AM EDT): The Boston Globe's Jennifer Peter links the situation in Watertown to Monday's Boston marathon bombing.
UPDATE (2:23 AM EDT): Breitbart News's Kerry Picket, on scene in Watertown, says locals saw the sky lit up during the shootout.
UPDATE (2:18 AM EDT): Officer asks on scanner whether the suspects used hand guns or "long guns." Responding officer: "definitely long guns."
UPDATE (2:15 AM EDT): A Boston videographer shows the National Guard is now active in Watertown.
UPDATE (2:11 AM EDT): All police officers heading to active scenes have been told to power down their cell phones.
PHOTO: Police officers keep a man on the ground in Watertown, Massachusetts April 19, 2013 following the shooting of a police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). A police officer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was shot to death on Thursday night at the school's Cambridge campus, touching off a manhunt for a suspect or suspects in a community on edge just days after the Boston Marathon bombing. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
UPDATE (2:04 AM EDT): Boston police are investigating an abandoned SUV at Lincoln and Spruce St., Watertown.
CNN says the situation on MIT's campus is now over and residents can return to their normal routines.
UPDATE (2:00 AM EDT): Journalism student Taylor Dobbs, currently on the street of the shootout, shows Boston PD is escalating its presence:
UPDATE (1:58 AM EDT): Mt Auburn Hospital in Cambridge is reportedly Code Black, possibly meaning a bomb threat.
The Boston Globe says FBI agents are in Watertown.
UPDATE (1:50 AM EDT): Seth Mnookin, a professor at MIT, provides a photo of an arrest made on scene.
UPDATE (1:46 AM EDT): Jake Tapper of CNN says that the FBI has made its way to MIT's campus. FBI is not yet involved in Watertown shootout.
UPDATE (1:44 AM EDT): Kitzenberg says the suspects have left backpacks in the street and the bomb squad is on scene.
UPDATE (1:40 AM EDT): Police say the second suspect is not in custody.
PHOTO: Suspect's car outside Kitzenberg's home. Credit: Andrew Kitzenberg/Twitter
UPDATE (1:35 AM EDT): Twitter user Andrew Kitzenberg says the gunfight took place on the street outside his home. One police car crashed and all its windows were shot out, he states. Kitzenberg says he heard five minutes of gunfire and says a "pressure cooker bomb" was included in the exchange.
UPDATE (1:21 AM EDT): Shortly after a police officer was shot on the campus of MIT in Cambridge Thursday night, several indidivuals heard over the Boston Police scanner that officers received a report of a carjacking by two armed "Middle Eastern men."
State troopers pursued the suspects and engaged in a gunfight in the city of Watertown. Police radio reported use of hand grenades and automatic firearms. One suspect has been captured and is en route to Beth Israel Medical Center. There are currently conflicting reports on whether the second suspect has been captured or not.