One Marathon Bomber Dead, One on the Run
An MIT policeman is dead, and so is Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, one of two brothers who allegedly exploded home-made bombs at the end of the Boston Marathon. His younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is the object of a stat-wide manhunt.
Around midnight last night, an MIT police officer was called to assist in a ‘disturbance’. A short time later, another officer arrived on scene, and found the first officer had been shot in the head.
A short time later, a Mercedes SUV was carjacked at a convenience store. The driver was unharmed. The result was a police chase, exchanging gunfire, and the suspects throwing ‘bombs’ out of the window at the pursuing police cars.
They finally stopped their vehicle and used it as a barricade. They exchanged gunfire with police resulting in the death of one officer, and the death of the older brother, Tamerlan. The younger brother, Dzhokhar, escaped the perimeter and a door to door search is underway.
He was reported to be driving a Honda CRV, belonging to the older brother, but the vehicle was found, still in the Boston area.
According to a source briefed on the investigation, the brothers came from the Russian Caucasus and had moved to Kazakhstan at a young age before coming to the United States several years ago. A statement from the office of Chechnya’s president echoed that: “According to preliminary information, coming from the relevant agencies, the Tsarnaev family moved many years ago out of Chechnya to another Russian region,”
It is unclear yet how many years they have lived in the United States, but the word “several” has been used.
Dzhokhar is considered armed and dangerous, and may have explosive devices. Watertown, where the gun battle took place, is on a lockdown, which has been extended to all of the Boston area. All public transportation has been stopped.
Columnist-The Guardian Express