The full biographies of the brothers who carried out the Boston Marathon bombing are still coming into focus. What we do know is that the Tsarnaevs are Muslims; that they’ve lived in the U.S. for more than 10 years; and that the younger brother, Dzhokhar, became a U.S. citizen last year. By most accounts the men seem to have had no prior history of violence and embarked on a path of radicalization relatively recently. The investigation will continue, but for the moment the brothers more closely fit the description of “homegrown” militants than that of international terrorists. CLICK FOR MORE
REPORT FROM MAYOR OF BOSTON: A man is pinned down in a boat in the baxkyard of a Boston residence. It is not known if the is the 19 year old suspect from the Boston bombing.
One of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has been killed in a fire fight with police.
The second suspect is believed to be pinned down in the back yard of a house. The second suspect is believed to be hiding in a boat.
It was confirmed by Boston PD and other agencies that the explosions were caused bu bombs in pressure cookers and hidden inside backpacks.
3:21: Boston Marathon officials describe the explosions as bombs. It has NOT been confirmed by Boston Police that these are, in fact, bombs.
3:06PM: Boston Marathon website lists 18 people from Fort Worth, 105 from Dallas, 911 from Texas taking part in race. #breaking #bostonmarathon
2 Confirmed dead and 22 injured
2:52PM: Two explosions at the Boston marathon finish line. Explosions were about 20 seconds apart and a block apart.
There are unconfirmed reports of a third explosion and an explosive device found. Please note: These reports are UNCONFIRME