Saturday, 20 April 2013

Manhunt continues for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev

Manhunt continues for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev, On April 19, 2013, the search continued for Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, one of the men believed to have been responsible for the horrific Boston Marathon bombing that took place Monday, killing three and injuring over 170 others.

His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, also suspected in the bombing, died Thursday night after a confrontation with law enforcement, according to ABC News.

View slideshow: FBI Releases Photos of Two Male Suspects in Boston Marathon Bombings

Prior to the shootout with police, authorities say the brothers carjacked a Mercedes SUV and told the driver they were the Marathon bombers.

In their search, law enforcement officials have discovered a number of explosive devices, according to ABC.

View video: FBI Releases Images of Two Male Suspects in Boston Marathon Bombing

More has been learned about the brothers as well, including that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev came to the United States in 2002 with his parents and later applied for refugee status. Both he and his parents became U.S. citizens on Sept. 11, 2012.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev did not enter the U.S. until 2003 and never obtained citizenship but had a green card, CNN reports.

Law enforcement has told ABC that members of the Tsarnaev are of Chechen ethnicity, but were born in Kyrgystan and lived in Russia prior to coming to the U.S.

The FBI is urging anyone with “visual images, video, and/or details regarding the explosions along the Boston Marathon route and elsewhere” to “submit them on No piece of information or detail is too small.”

Information can be also be relayed to the FBI by calling 1-800-CALL-FBI, prompt #3.

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