REPORT: Suspects Are Brothers, Chechen Descent, From Kyrgyzstan, Moved to US in Early 2000's, Appear To Be Islamic... [Updated] (InformationLiberation)
Friday April 19th, 2013
Via NBC News:
With a bomb strapped to his chest, one of the Boston Marathon suspects was killed early Friday after he and his accomplice brother robbed a 7-Eleven, shot a police officer to death, carjacked an SUV and hurled explosives in an extraordinary firefight with law enforcement, authorities told NBC News.
The second suspect — the one in the white hat in photos released by the FBI — was on the loose. Gov. Deval Patrick ordered the entire city of Boston and some suburbs to stay inside during what he called a “massive manhunt,” and police began a house-to-house search. Boston shut down its buses and subway system.
The suspects are brothers of Chechen origin with the last name Tsarnaev, law enforcement officials told NBC News. The suspect at large, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is 19, was born in Kyrgyzstan and has a Massachusetts driver’s license, they said. The dead suspect was identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, born in Russia.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was run over by a vehicle during the firefight, law enforcement officials told NBC News. Law enforcement officials also told NBC News that the brothers entered the United States with family in 2002 or 2003, and that Tamerlan Tsarnaev became a legal permanent resident in 2007.
Interview with suspects' uncle via CBS Boston:
Interview with high school friend, says they seemed like normal American kids, older one was accomplished boxer:
Interview with another uncle, says suspect called him yesterday to apologize for family dispute:
Interview with suspects' Father.
More: Suspects alleged VK.com (Russian Facebook) page
More on the dead brother
They don't appear to be the "White American" right wing terrorists some were hoping for.[NOAD]