UPDATE: PHOTO OF SUSPECT IN CUSTODY – Manhunt for Boston Marathon bomber

***UPDATE 18: Here’s a photo of the subject in custody on the ground:


***UPDATE 17: It’s over. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been arrested alive:

8:53 p.m.ET: “We got him,” tweets Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

8:50 p.m. ET: Cheers erupt from Watertown, Mass., crowd gathered near where suspect was captured.

8:45 pm ET: Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is in custody, say Boston Police. Officers sweeping the area. His condition is unknown.

I guess you can thank Obama for giving the order to arrest him or something. NOT!

***UPDATE 16: Just heard on police scanner SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY, STILL A HOT SCENE, BUT SUSPECT IN CUSTODY. ADDED: FOX NEWS is now reporting suspect in custody.

***UPDATE 15: It’s being reported on twitter that there is fire in the boat, attributed to NBC’s Pete Williams.


***UPDATE 14: There are reports of explosions, but not sure what it is. Could be police using flash-bangs, could be something else. Suspect is surrounded in a back yard, possibly in a boat.

***UPDATE 13: FOX NEWS is reporting LIVE that suspect is ALIVE, SURROUNDED, AND STILL MOVING. Add to that NOT APPREHENDED.

***UPDATE 12: VIDEO of Shep Smith describing how gun battle began, and that the SUSPECT IS DOWN:


***UPDATE 11: Gun battle being reported in Watertown. Fox News confirming this on the air, even reporting that SUSPECT MAY BE DOWN (via State Police source):


***UPDATE 10: Here’s the full press conference for any of you that missed it:

***UPDATE NINE: I’ll post the ongoing press conference when it is complete. In short, the police have no idea where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is at this point. They say they feel confident they will get him, but he has eluded them at this point, perhaps even beyond their perimeter. ***UPDATE EIGHT: CNN reports father of Boston jihadi bombers were framed by someone, calls the cops cowards for shooting his son Tamerlan:

Anzor Tsarnaev, father of the suspects, told Dagestani TV netowrk Zvezda that he believes “someone framed” his sons. “Someone framed them,” Anzor Tsarnaev said during the interview Friday in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Dagestan. “I don’t know exactly who did it. But someone did. And being cowards, they shot the boy (Tamerlan) dead. There are cops like this.” Anzor Tsarnaev said that whoever was behind the Boston Marathon bombings “is a bastard.” He said he was trying to get in touch with his family members in Canada and the United States, but he can’t get through by phone. “Those are my kids, you understand? Maybe he will be shot dead, too,” he told Zvezda. “They will say, well, he had weapons. Kids with weapons? … They should arrest him maybe and bring him, but alive. Alive. And justice should decide who’s right and who’s guilty.” Noting that he had lived in the United States, Zvezda asked him whether he ever had problems with the U.S. justice system. ‘No, never. But I just didn’t face it ever. So can I know about the justice there? I didn’t have any problems,” he said.

***UPDATE SEVEN: Police fear suspect in terror bombings, who is still apparently on the loose, is wearing an explosive vest:

***UPDATE SIX: Fox News provides a detailed timeline of events beginning at 5PM yesterday to current:

***UPDATE FIVE: Here’s the latest on the Niagara Falls situation:




***UPDATE FOUR: Police surround vehicle in Niagara Falls, car has Mass. plates, but not sure if connected to current bombing suspect:


***UPDATE THREE: 26-year-old MIT officer Sean Collier killed in the line of duty last night in the confrontation with terrorists:


***UPDATE TWO: via WGRZ: Police source: 2 Russian nationals pulled over in Niagara Falls; 4 suspicious backpacks in the car, robot & bomb techs on scene:


***UPDATE ONE: FOX NEWS: Multiple explosions echoed from inside a house as police in Boston massed inside a perimeter set up to contain the remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

The situation was fluid, and the latest development came in the city’s Watertown section after a chaotic night of mayhem that included the murder of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer and a shootout with police, authorities said early Friday.

If you are like me and you just woke up wondering what the heck is going on, here’s one of the better summaries I’ve read this morning. In short, FBI suspect two from the Boston bombings, now identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, is on the run and FBi suspect one, his brother who is identified as Tamerlan Tzarnaev, 20, is dead. (via PJ Tatler):

In the early hours of Friday morning, the fatal shooting of a police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology culminated in a shootout with police in Watertown, Mass., that brought law enforcement face-to-face with the pair of bombing suspects sought by the FBI in the Boston Marathon attack.

According to a press conference with police officials, two men committed an armed carjacking in Cambridge at 10:20 p.m. Thursday night. After reports of shots fired, at 10:30 p.m. an officer was found shot multiple times in his vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Another armed carjacking later took place in which two males kept the victim with them in the car for half an hour before releasing him at a gas station. Police caught up with the SUV and pursued it to Watertown, Mass. During the chase, “several explosive devices” were thrown from the car by the suspects and one officer was seriously injured.

The suspects engaged in a gunfight with police. Suspect No. 1, as labeled in the FBI surveillance photos released earlier in the day, was mortally wounded and taken into custody.

Hospital officials said he died from a combination of a “blast injury to the trunk” from an explosive device and multiple gunshot wounds.

At one point police made a man strip down before taking him into custody and questioning him in a police car before releasing him — but not before his naked arrest was splashed across the news.

Suspect No. 2, who was wearing the white backward baseball cap in the FBI photos, was captured on surveillance cameras earlier while robbing a 7-Eleven in Cambridge.

“He should be considered armed and dangerous and is a threat to anyone who approaches him,” a police official said. “We believe this is a terrorist. We believe this is a man who’s come here to kill people.”

UPDATE (8 a.m.): Tamerlan Tzarnaev, the suspect killed, was reportedly 26 and born in Russia and has been a legal permanent resident since 2007. The younger brother was born in Kyrgyzstan, according to NBC, or Chechnya, according to Russian media. A Russian journalist reported both attended school Dagestan, which neighbors Chechnya and also has an Islamist extremist insurgency, before coming to the U.S. CNN reported that the brothers stopped in Kazakhstan, not Turkey, before coming to the U.S.

I’ll keep you updated with the latest as I get it. Feel free to send me tips at [email protected]

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