Boston Bombing Manhunt Thread (Rolling Updates)

Woke up this morning to the news that overnight a manhunt for Suspect #1 and #2 sought in the Boston marathon bombing was underway.

We’ve seen how unreliable and inaccurate the media can be with breaking news lately, so none of what I post here is to be taken as Gospel. Also, the Police have allegedly been getting it quite wrong as well. Got that?

This will be a rolling thread with updates added as information is reported. Here are the basics as reported at this time (10:07 am EST):


  • Suspect #1, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, is dead
  • Suspect # 2, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, is at large
  • They are reported to be brothers, from the Russian region of Chechnya. (Twitchy)


  • Boston Marathon Bombing suspects were engaged by authorities last night around 10:07 om EST.
  • One suspect is dead and another on the run. (CBS Boston)
  • Boston is locked down. Mass transit and Logan airport are also shut down. A massive manhunt is underway. (CBS Boston)
  • Report of a possible 3rd suspect.


  • Boston – Watertown region and surrounding areas.


Timeline via CBS BOSTON with some additional links added:

  • Thursday, before 10:20 p.m. -A 7-11 in Cambridge is robbed by the men believed to be the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
  • 10:20 p.m. – An MIT police officer was shot and killed responding to a report of disturbance in the area of Vassar and Main streets in Cambridge.
  • Approximately 11:30 p.m. – An armed carjacking by two men took place in the area of Third Street in Cambridge. The victim was held in the car for approximately a half hour.
  • Friday, approximately 12 a.m. – The carjacking victim was released at a gas station on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. He was not injured. Police immediately began searching for the vehicle involved.
  • 1 a.m. – Officers from several agencies were involved in a pursuit into Watertown. Gunshots and explosions were heard in the area of Dexter and Laurel streets in Watertown. Explosive devices were reportedly thrown from car by the suspects. The suspects and police also exchanged gunfire in the area of Dexter and Laurel streets. An MBTA police officer was shot and seriously injured during the pursuit. One of two Boston Marathon bombing suspects was injured and captured.  (LL1885 Note: Video of the shoot out taken by a witness is found here. There is more information about the video and the suspects at Yid with a Lid.)
  • 1 a.m. – Police agencies descended on Watertown. A manhunt was underway for the second suspect, who managed to escape on foot. A 20-block area was surrounded by police.
  • 1:35 a.m. – The injured Boston Marathon Bombing suspect died at the hospital.
  • 2 a.m. – The FBI released new photos of the suspect who remained on the run.
  • 4:20 a.m. – Boston police sent out a surveillance photo of the suspect who was on the run that was taken earlier in the night.
  • 5:45 a.m. All MBTA service was suspended indefinitely. Massachusetts State Police told residents in Watertown, Newton, Allston/Brighton, Waltham, Cambridge, and Belmont to stay home until further notice. No traffic was being allowed to leave Watertown.
  • 6:38 a.m. – The Associated Press reported that AP the Boston Marathon bombings suspects are from a region in Russia near Chechnya, and have lived in the US at least one year.
  • 6:45 a.m. – The Associated Press identified the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass.
  • 6:55 a.m. – CBS reports that the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects were brothers.
  • 12:36 p.m. -via Fox News-State Police announces there will be a controlled explosion in Norfolk during afternoon hours.  Tells community again to “stay in doors

This is all that was posted by CBS Boston when I wrote it up at 10:03 AM. Timeline continues below.

  • 7:15 pm EST UPDATE – Suspect Cornered –
  • 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.
  • 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. (ABC)
  • 8:41 p.m. ET: SUSPECT IN CUSTODY. Calls for Medic over Police Scanner.

Nuts & Bolts


  • They’re terrorists. This is what they do.





Because it’s all about HIM, right? Just like he got Bin Laden. MY GOD SHUT UP.. Obama has NOTHING to do with this. N O T H I N G.

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Any further information or updates on the Boston Bombings and manhunt will be posted in a new thread.

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  3. Tim Sweeney says:

    “this is a stupid country, no?


  4. Tim Sweeney says:

    How did they get all that hardware yet when the big day finally arrives, they have to rob a 7-11 because they are doing Jihad on a budget? Then they carjacked the Mercedes and had to spend the rest of that day trying to get money of that guys atm machine? Are these guys THAT stupid? Or THAT broke? Or both? Or did they just hit the limit on their Visa card after they bought that last batch of hand grenades and assault weapon ammo? It’s the cost of the bullets that’s killin us now. Perhaps the lesson here is, if you are serious about doing this Jihad thing, go with a lower caliber weapon that’s in your budget, for Allah’s sakes! Like a .22 caliber, or even a Daisy pellet gun just make sure you are not forced into robbing a 7-11 store just as things get rolling pretty good.


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