Hunt Continues for Surviving Suspect in Boston Bombing
By Harold Hutchison
The city of Boston is on lockdown as federal, state, and local authorities continue their hunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old who came to the United States in 2003 from the northern Caucasus in Russia as a refugee from the conflict.
The manhunt follows a wild night where Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan allegedly carried out a convenience store robbery, then killed a MIT campus police officer, and lead police on a high-speed chase before engaging cops in a firefight. Tamerlan was taken into custody after being wounded, but died of his wounds.
Since then, Boston has been locked down as authorities continue their hunt. The uncle of the two spoke out at a press conference from his home in Maryland, calling Tamerlan a “loser” who deserved to die at the hands of police officers. The two posted videos from various Islamic extremists.
As of 1:30 PM, public transit was still shut down in Boston, but taxi service was resumed. Train service was shut down, and the lockdown was continuing.