Police secured two suspect’s for monday’s Boston marathon bombing. The suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lay hospitalized and in serious condition. He was hurt in a car chase that involved a homemade arsenal of bombs.
Tsarnaev and his brother hid behind a black mercedes SUV and took part in a shootout that involved numerous police officers. The shooters were 200 feet apart, exchanging gunfire and the suspects lit explosives that blew up between the police and the convicts.
Before the brothers were caught they were involved in shooting at the MIT campus that killed one MIT police officer.
The brothers are the suspects in the bombing at the Boston marathon finish line that killed three and injured more than 170 others. The three deaths were Lu Lingzi, a 23 year old Boston University student from China, 8 year old spectator Martin Richard, and 29 year old spectator Krystle Campbell. Reported injuries involved runners, spectators, and children. Some are in grave condition with lost limbs or senses.
Thursday, April 18th at 5 pm, the FBI released photos and a surveillance video of two men with backpacks. Nearby residents were advised that they may be armed and dangerous. At 7 pm hits poured in response to their photo release. Then at 10:20 pm a student heard gunshots on the MIT campus. A police officer, Sean Collier, was found dead in his vehicle.
A bit later, the police tell the public to stay indoors. They then chase the suspects into Watertown and according to the district attorney, the suspects tossed explosive devices from the SUV seriously injuring a police officer. One of the suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev is subsequently injured and pronounced dead Friday morning.
The other suspect in the case Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was also injured and hid in a boat until the next day when he was caught after thermal imaging displayed him clearly for everyone to see.
The brothers were born in North Caucasus and are ethnics Chechens. The chechens constitute a native ethnic group in the Nakh peoples family originating in Caucasus region of eastern Europe. The entire Tsarnaev family, involving both brothers, and their sisters, immigrated in 2002 to the United States. They settled in Massachusetts, and Tamerlan lived in Cambridge for ten years. He attended the Cambridge Rindge Latin School for high school and was a wrestler.
According to the latest reports, a federal team may question Tsarnaev without reading him his miranda rights due to a legal exception designed to protect public safety, he will not be offered a lawyer for up to 48 hours.