LIVE BLOG: Manhunt for Boston Marathon bombings suspect #2
Live updates on the search for 19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (mobile users pull down to refresh):
President Obama promises to seek answers on motive, methods and whether bombers had help.
President Obama warns not to rush to judgement about entire groups of people, adding that what makes Boston great is its diversity.
President Obama: “They failed because as Americans, we refused to be terrorized.”
President Obama: “The families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers… We will determine what happened.”
Police: Pleased 2nd suspect taken alive, will be held accountable
President Obama to speak from the White House on capture of Boston bombing suspect.
US Attorney Carmen Ortiz: This will continue to be an ongoing and active investigation
Boston authorities: “We have a victory here tonight.”
Boston PD: 9:30pm PRESS CONFERENCE
State official tells Boston Globe that bombing suspect was ‘alive, conscious, captured’
BREAKING NEWS: Three people taken into custody in New Bedford as part of Boston Marathon terror bombing investigation.
Suspect number 2 in custody, according to various news outlets.
Law enforcement sources: Police surround boat where Boston Marathon bombing suspect believed to be holed up
Boston Globe: Neighbors say police officers have told them the suspect in the Watertown backyard is covered in blood.
Law enforcement officials: Man believed to be Tsarnaev cornered on boat in back yard.
Authorities believe person engaged in Watertown is suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev, official says
Police have taken the cover off the boat containing the man believed to be the Marathon bombing suspect. He’s not moving.
Shots fired in Watertown, Mass. as police seek bomb suspect
AP: Police say Boston suspect fled on foot, may not have car
Boston Mayor Tom Menino: “Together we will get through this crisis.”
Col. Alben of State Police says the search continues & the suspect will be caught. If you see the suspect call 9-1-1.
Col. Alben of State Police says the effort was there today unfortunately the result wasn’t.
MA police official said he believes the suspect is still in the state: “My message to him is give yourself up.”
Col. Alben, Mass State Police: “He’s a very violent and dangerous person.” That’s our primary concern #Boston suspect 2
Mass. governor says transit service resuming even though Boston bombing suspect still on lam.
MassStatePolice: “We do not have an apprehension of our suspect this afternoon, but we will have that.”
The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings carjacked a vehicle, pulled over to transfer materials into their new car, then threw one grenade and five pipe bombs at police chasing them, one FBI and one Department of Homeland Security official told CNN. Three of those explosives detonated, two did not, the officials said.
Fifteen police officers were treated at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Massachusetts, for minor injuries sustained in a gunfight overnight in nearby Watertown involving the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, hospital spokeswoman Jennifer Kovalich told CNN.
Investigators probing the Boston Marathon bombings “are recovering a significant amount of homemade explosives” in Watertown, Massachusetts, where authorities engaged in a gunfight with the two suspected bombers, Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio said Friday.
More details on the Tsarnaev brothers:
Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, the Boston Marathon attack suspect now at large, came to the United States on July 1, 2002, at age 8 on a tourist visa, a federal source said. While here, he sought asylum and became a citizen on September 11, 2012.
His older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shootout with police overnight, came to the U.S. four years after his brother, on September 6, 2006, at the age of 20. He came legally but was not naturalized. He was a green card holder and in the country lawfully.
Suspect may be in 1999 green Honda Civic License plate: 116 GC7
#CommunityAlert: Per MEMA – People who went to work this morning not expected to remain there. Workers encouraged to return home. – from Boston Police
USA Today reports police in N.J. say authorities are interviewing Alina Tsarnaeva, a sister of the bombing suspects.
BREAKING: Amtrak has suspended service to Boston.
The FBI is at the northern New Jersey home of the sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. The police director in West New York, N.J., says the woman has told authorities she has not been in frequent touch with her brothers.
As of 1:27 p.m., no new information.
Police have covered 60-70% of the neighborhood.
Very little new information is coming out right now. Police are continuing to follow leads they have received.
CNN is reporting Boston bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev has tweeted since the Boston Marathon bombings on what two friends of his tell CNN is his Twitter account.
Police promise an update in an hour or possibly sooner. They said they are following additional leads that have come in over the past hour.
Timothy Alben – Mass. State Police: “There will be a controlled explosion this afternoon.”
Timothy Alben – Mass. State Police: “We have no update or development on an apprehension at this point.”
Timothy Alben – Mass. State Police: “We are progressing through this neighborhood and going door-to-door and street-to-street.”
Hendrick Motorsports issued this statement:
The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Hendrick Motorsports are with Andrew Collier and his family. Andrew, a machinist in the Hendrick Motorsports engine department, tragically lost his brother, Officer Sean Collier, last night in Cambridge, Mass. We ask that the family’s privacy be considered during this difficult time.
Andrew, 25, joined Hendrick Motorsports in September 2008.
Sean Collier, the officer killed last night in Cambridge, was the brother of Team Hendrick machinist Andrew Collier.
Press conference “imminent,” according to CNN. All new information will be posted here.
Here’s the uncle’s interview on CNN:
Boston bombing suspect’s uncle: ‘Turn yourself in, and ask forgiveness’ from the victims.
Suspect’s uncle speaking on CNN states “We’re ashamed… they’re my brother’s children.”
As of 11:35 a.m., the suspect has not been spotted and has not been captured.
Update: Taxi service in Boston has been restored, police say.
CNN: Person surrounded in Watertown could be someone that is close to the bombing suspects.
Boston’s public transit and taxi service suspended.
Officials have surrounded a car in Watertown. Reporters being ordered to “get back.”
BREAKING: University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth is being evacuated.
A Boston Police media briefing expected around 10:45 a.m. We will post updates in real time.
Police believe suspect may have fled Mass., searching for MA Plate 316ES9 – 99 Honda CR-V, grey in color.
BREAKING: MA Plate 316ES9 – 99 Honda CR-V, grey in color. This vehicle may be related to the Terror investigation.
BREAKING: MA Plate 316ES9 – 99 Honda CR-V, grey in color. This vehicle may be related to the Terror investigation. Call 911 ASAP if seen
— Malden MA Patch (@MaldenPatch) April 19, 2013
BREAKING: Police fear suspect #2 is wearing an explosive vest.
BREAKING NEWS: Police fear suspect in terror bombings is wearing an explosive vest, source tells Globe.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 19, 2013
MIT police release the name of officer killed last night, 26-year old Sean Collier. Found shot in his car near Vassar and Main St.
FBI is aware of the situation in Niagara Falls. Story is developing…
As of 9:28 a.m., it appears online feeds of police scanner traffic in Boston and surrounding areas are now offline. Good.
Boston Police is pleading that the public stop live tweeting and posting scanner traffic.
Some YouTube videos and online profiles have surfaced for the suspect, however police have not confirmed that those videos and profiles belong to Tsarnaev.
Boston Police are going door-to-door in search for suspect #2.
Manhunt continues. A lot of conflicting reports about where suspect might be or where he might be headed. Boston and Watertown remains on lockdown.
Tsarnaev has lived in the United States for several years and might have had military training, FoxNews.com reported. A man with the same name won a $2,500 scholarship in 2011 from the city of Cambridge.
A second person in the house in Watertown has been taken into custody, MSNBC reported. The person is not under arrest nor a suspect in the bombings, the cable news station said.
Authorities have a person in custody who is not a suspect in the bombings. The person lives in the same house as the two suspects. MSNBC also reported that authorities know where the Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect is located.
Tamerlan Tzarnaev, 26, died of injuries suffered while battling police early Friday, and the other is on the run in a nearby suburb, authorities said. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is still on the loose.
Boston remains on “lockdown” – people asked to stay inside.
Two people are in custody at a house on Norfolk St. in Walktertown, Mass.