Marathon bombing suspects identified as Chechens

Thomas Lifson
Suspect Number One is reported dead, while Suspect Number Two is on the loose and being sought with neighborhoods locked down as police search. The two suspects are believed to be brothers from Chechnya, with Number Two identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19 years old, of Chechnya, and a resident of Cambridge for at least the last year or two.   The transit system serving Boston has been shut down, and people in a wide swath of the suburbs just north and west of the bombing location are being locked down, with residents told to stay indoors. The news is still fragmentary, and cable news is full of updates. Last night the two suspects in the Marathon bombing engaged in a shootout with police, following a high speed chase from Cambri dge, where they were involved in an incident at a 7-11 store in Kendall Square. The photo at right was taken there. Following the Kendall Sq. incident, a policeman at MIT, which as adjacent to the Square, was killed, and another officer, a member...(Read Full Post)

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