Boston Bombing Suspect Captured, Chechen Leader Blames U.S.
[caption id="attachment_65139" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Boston Bombing Suspect Captured, Chechen leader blames U.S.[/caption]The Manhunt is Over: One Dead, One Captured in Boston Marathon Bombing
Nearly a week after two bombs were set off close to the finish line of the famed Boston Marathon, the manhunt for the two male suspects is over. The first suspect, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed April 18th following a shootout with police. His younger brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, escaped after the shootout, reportedly running over his fallen brother in the process.
The city of Boston was shut down as police and other officials urged residents to stay inside their houses with the doors locked. Local schools and businesses were also closed, as officers went door to door looking for Dzhokar.
When the extensive search failed to uncover the suspect, residents were told it was okay to go ahead and leave their houses. Shortly after this announcement, a man saw blood on his boat that was parked outside and alerted officials. Responders found the wounded suspect in the boat. When the officers' attempts to get Dzhokar to come out of the craft of his own accord failed, shots were fired on both sides, and the suspect was taken into custody.
As of April 20th, Tsarnaev was listed in serious condition at a Boston hospital. His state left him unable to be questioned by officers immediately, but plans are in place to interrogate the suspect, and officials are hopeful they will get much-needed answers.
Chechen leader blames U.S. for Boston bombing 59
The Russian-installed leader of Chechnya criticized U.S. police on Friday for killing an ethnic Chechen suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing and blamed the violence on his upbringing in the United States.
“The root of evil should be looked for in the United States,” Ramzan Kadyrov said in comments posted online after the police shot dead Tamerlan Tsarnaev and hunted for his brother Dzhokhar, his suspected accomplice.
“They (the brothers) grew up and studied in the United States and their attitudes and beliefs were formed there,” Kadyrov said. “Any attempt to make a connection between Chechnya and the Tsarnaevs is in vain.”
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