President Obama & the Leaders of Boston Speak Post Boston Bomber’s Capture | Watertown Celebrates

A crowd gathers at Boston Common after the final suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing was arrested, Friday, April 19, 2013, in Boston. Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured in Watertown, Mass. The 19-year-old college student wanted in the bombings was taken into custody Friday evening after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (AP Photo/ Julio Cortez)


  • Police captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, on Friday night after a day-long manhunt using helicopters and heavily armed officers in a Boston suburb
  • Apprehended ‘covered in blood and hiding in a covered boat in Watertown by homeowner who ventured out after curfew was lifted’
  • He and law enforcement officers engaged in a furious exchange of gun-fire that began shortly after 7pm
  • Over 30 rounds were fired in the exchange – as terrified residents of Franklin Street were evacuated by police
  • The stand-off continued until approximately 8.45 p.m. when Boston police announced on Twitter that Tsarnaev had been apprehended
  • Tsarnaev reportedly surrendered himself to police having been shot twice
  • He was rushed to Beth IsraelDeaconess Medical Center and is reported to have lost a great deal of blood
  • He is currently in a ‘serious condition’
  • His Miranda rights have been revoked and he is being treated as an exception due to national security
  • Residents were warned to stay indoors amid gunfire, flash-bang explosions and tear gas
  • On his arrest – jubilant crowds took to the streets of Boston to thank police, FBI and law enforcement officials – chanting ‘USA!’
  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, killed after explosions and machine gun fire on Thursday night
  • Both suspects are brothers from the Russia region near Chechnya and had lived in U.S. since 2002

Read here for timeline of events with photos.

We’ll update with reports on the Terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s condition as available.

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8 Responses to President Obama & the Leaders of Boston Speak Post Boston Bomber’s Capture | Watertown Celebrates

  1. rikyrah says:

    I Blame Dick Wolf – Misunderstanding Miranda in the Age of Terrorism

  2. Tamerlan Tsarnaev Wife’s Family Releases Statement of Condolence, Confirms Baby

    WASHINGTON –The family of Katherine Russell, wife of one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers, issued a short statement Friday evening to reporters outside their North Kingstown, R.I., home. Russell was married to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed Friday morning in a shootout with police. She had a daughter with Tsarnaev a few years ago.

    The family, like many who knew the terror suspects, expressed shock and horror at the events of this week. They wrote:

    “Our daughter has lost her husband today, the father of her child. We cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred. In the aftermath of the Patriot’s Day horror, we know that we never really knew Tamerlane Tsarnaev.” The FBI has given the spelling of Tsarnaev’s first name as Tamerlan.

    The family statement continued: “Our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he has inflicted.” They asked to be left alone “in this difficult time.”

  3. Ametia says:

    And the media continues their attempts to link Islamic beliefs to the Tsarnev’s TERRRORIST killings. Naw SON, they were HOMEGROWN TERRORIST.

  4. Ametia says:

    What You Need To Know About Why The Boston Bombing Suspect Hasn’t Been Read His Miranda Rights

    By Ian Millhiser posted from ThinkProgress Justice on Apr 19, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Despite initial reports to the contrary, FBI agents did not read Boston Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights immediately after he was taken into custody. Instead, they invoked what is known as the “public safety exception” to delay reading those rights to the alleged bomber. Here’s what you need to know about this narrow exception to the Miranda rule:

    The Public Safety Exemption Is Real

    The Supreme Court first held that there is a public safety exemption to Miranda in a 1984 case known as New York v. Quarles. In Quarles a woman told police that a man with a gun raped her, and that he’d run into a nearby grocery store. Police quickly found the suspect within the store, arrested him after a brief chase, handcuffed him, and discovered that he was wearing an empty shoulder holster. Before reading him his rights, an officer asked him where the gun was, and the suspect told the cop where to find it. After retrieving the gun, police then read the suspect his Miranda rights.

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  5. Ametia says:

    It’s only a matter of a day or two that Miranda rights will have to be read to Dzhokhar Tsamaev.

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