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Boston Marathon Bombing

SUSPECT #1 KILLED

Hunting for Suspect #2

4/19/2013 7:20 AM PDT UPDATED: 4/19/2013 9:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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8:27 AM PT -- Cops say Dzhokhar is NOT holed up in the building in Watertown where cops were seen preparing for a firefight.

8:25 AM PT --
Just about every single university in the Boston area has been closed --- including Emerson and Boston College -- while authorities continue the hunt for Dzhokhar.

7:48 AM PT --
Cops have broken out guns and body armor and appear to be gearing up for some sort of tactical offensive in Watertown. 

6:46 AM PT --
A YouTube page has been discovered that appears to have been created by the older brother Tamerlan several months ago.

The page contains links to several religious videos -- including one titled, "Allah Is the One" ... and another called, "Islam."

6:42 AM PT --
Cops believe the younger brother, Dzhokhar, may be armed with an assault rifle ... and is probably carrying explosives.

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Cops have shot and killed one of the men suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing -- after a fierce gun battle in Watertown, Mass. ... and now officials are on the hunt for Suspect #2.

Here's what you need to know ...

-- The suspects are brothers from Chechnya ... 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. They reportedly moved to the U.S. around 2002 and have been living here legally.

-- The brothers were located in Watertown, Mass. last night ... after they allegedly robbed a 7-11 store and hijacked a car. The driver of the car was unharmed.

-- The brothers then shot and killed a security officer on the M.I.T. campus -- and cops came racing to the scene.

-- A ferocious gun battle ensued ... with one witness saying at least 60 shots were fired  ... and the brothers reportedly threw grenades at the cops.

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-- The older brother, Tamerlan, was killed in the shootout ... but Dzhokhar (pictured below) escaped.

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-- Cops believed Dzhokhar is armed and dangerous ... and has a bomb strapped to his chest.

-- Officials have launched an intense manhunt for Dzhokhar ... and have released a new picture of the 19-year-old.

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-- There are reports the older brother was a boxer who wanted to become part of the U.S. National Boxing Team.

-- At least one of the brothers went Cambridge Rindge and Latin School ... where Matt Damon and Ben Affleck went to school, according to reports.

The question now ... are these brothers -- who have presumably been Americanized and living in the U.S. for years -- considered domestic or foreign terrorists.

6:38 AM PT -- Police in Niagara Falls, N.Y., have pulled over a pair of Russian nationals this morning and reportedly have robot and bomb techs on the scene to investigate suspicious packages. It's unclear if there is a connection to the Boston Marathon bombing.

According to Buffalo television station WGRZ, the FBI has been notified and the joint terrorism task force is working with state police.




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76.

BB not bb    

The moral of their story here is just kill someone and all of your troubles are gone, no more terrorist, even though he never even had a trial. Lock down the whole city, a major US city like they are kids in a nursery school with nothing better to do. Then they will be safe from any other possible exploding backpack, give me a break.

451 days ago
77.

littlebitch    

The U.S needs to stop letting everyone come and live in this country.

451 days ago
78.

BB not bb    

I am sick of this BS news coverage. Now some teeenage foreigner is keeping the whole police force and city of Boston at bay by hiding in a house? WHat next? I guess tonight they will just report that he is dead, and then the little war will allegedly be over.

451 days ago
79.

Rachael    

WORLD BREAKING NEWS, A WHOLE PAGE WORTH, AND YOU PUT THAT KARDASHIAN WHORE AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE? SHAME ON YOU TMZ!! SHAME ON THE KARDASHIANS! SHAME!!!

451 days ago
80.

Dave    

The Muslim community needs to act now and give up any members that are radicals and don't represent the peaceful nature they preach. Every time a Muslim commits heinous crimes like this it sets back acceptance and tolerance. If you stay quiet, don't complain about backlash.

451 days ago
81.

Mick    

WTH?!?

451 days ago
82.

TheTruthIs    

Islamofacists.

451 days ago
83.

Az Heat    

Find the guy and kill him! Save the tax payers money! And for you idiots that keep saying ”How do yhey know they have the right guy” stfu!!! If your running from the law and your shooting and killing cops then your the right guy! Innocent people don't run you dumba$$es!!

451 days ago
84.

manbearpig    

all of this fun brought to you by the religion of peace.

451 days ago
85.

NOT ELMO    

They were Born Russian Citizens so They are Russians The same way when a Person is Born in Puerto Rico is a USA Citizen even though Puerto Rico is NOT a USA State But it is a USA Territory. ------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chechnya -------------- To Further Answer You, i was Born in The Canary Islands and i am a SPAIN Citizen even though The Canary Islands is only a Territory Of SPAIN. ------ The Same goes for CHECHENS.------ They are RUSSIAN Citizens By Birth...

451 days ago
86.

StarryStarryNight    

dartmouth is being evacuated

451 days ago
87.

LISA    

The internet and social media have made it easy to locate, brainwash and manipulate impressionable young American citizens to help their specific agenda. Radical hate groups and/or terrorist groups can feed them their propaganda for years, until they feel they are trustworthy and have been sufficiently groomed to take part in their movements, which can include terrorist attacks.


It would not surprise me if the older brother was sought out and groomed for years prior to the Boston Marathon Bombing because of his age and Chechnya descent. He may have groomed his younger brother, and there could be more people out there at the ready.


There are vast numbers of groups that try to brainwash people into thinking western society is corrupt, and asking them to sign on for the cause/movement. I’ve accidently stumbled across a few on Youtube. The Secret Files (website that showed financial records of celebs and politicians, etc.) never closed – they just moved to a new address. The Twitter addresses of the creators are posted on the new site, and they talk openly their site and even have tips on how to commit e-fraud. This has been going on for months, and so far, no one has been able to stop them. I’m not saying they have a political agenda, but this is a good example about how easy it is to do something like that and not get caught or even shut down.


The internet has a wealth of information about homemade explosives. You can order spy equipment, combat protective clothing, weapons and ammunition on-line. Firearm training is widely available in the US.


It’s just too damn easy! Something needs to be done soon. Parents need to be aware of what their children are doing on-line and what they are watching on TV. We need a better method for tracking down illegal activity on-line – including cell phones. There has to be a system which can identify the location and name of those using computers and cell phones (available to the FBI and only if serious criminal acts or intent is proven). People need to be held accountable for illegal on-line activities. I hope and pray all suspects are caught, and there are no further injuries or deaths.

451 days ago
88.

nature30    

So now ppl are back to hating muslims again?!?!? Lmao, so does the whole America stick together on this or just White America?

451 days ago
89.

arell420    

TMZ... I love you guys, I'm a huge fan... but having Kim Kardashian's divorce as the top headline above an active dangerous man hunt for a terrorist is just poor taste. Don't you think this should get top billing?

451 days ago
90.

LetsBeReAL    

So no parents in the states and these kids were raised here alone? WTH? CNN spoke to an old friend and the fried says there was 4 cousins including these 2. One of the 4 (not these guys) joined the US Army. Hmmmm suspicious... I think so.. Trying to get into the Intel of u.s militants (for the cousin in the army). If all these kids are in this country by themselves, that's just really a weird. Looks like they were sent here young, smart, brainwashed and to blend in meanwhile behind closed doors--creating a master plan.

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