Dzhokar Tsarnaev In Custody, Alive

Tyler Durden's picture

Breaking news from the seige: the suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev is in custody as of ~8:42 pm. As WaPo reports, he is alive but badly injured, as there was a lit fire in boat where was is hiding.

Live coverage, from Bloomberg for a change this time

It's official:

Some more from the WSJ:

Authorities captured a 19-year-old college student suspected in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings after one of the biggest manhunts in U.S. history paralyzed an entire metropolis.


Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents converged on a house in the Boston suburb of Watertown late Friday, and apprehended Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two brothers alleged to have exploded two homemade bombs in downtown Boston, killing three people and injuring more than 175. Images of the suspect were shown all day on national TV and online and online.


Authorities halted public transportation, closed schools and advised residents to stay locked indoors for much of Friday during the manhunt.


Mr. Tsarnaev had escaped capture after leaving behind his older brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a firefight with police early Friday. The brothers, carrying an arsenal of explosives, fired guns and threw pipe bombs in the fight after an overnight crime spree that left dead an officer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, authorities said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation had interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 at the request of the Russian government, but it found no suspicious evidence and closed the matter, a U.S. official said.

A map breaking down the day's events via the WSJ:


And the full chronological sequence of events, courtesy of this interactive series from the Boston Globe:

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ACP's picture

And now back to your regularly scheduled rapes, murders and armed robberies.

TeamDepends's picture

Alive and pumped full of drugs.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Of course. He got his dope directly from the spooks in Afghanistan.

Rogue Trooper's picture

Mission accomplished... we got white hat.

May the farce continue....

Joe Davola's picture

"Justice has won."  So much for that whole presumption of innocence thing.

12ToothAssassin's picture

Does it get any cornier? "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody"

Fish Gone Bad's picture

Tomorow is 4/20.  History says all the nuts come out tomorrow.

Pure Evil's picture

Everyone high five with their AR-15's and bumb black stazi helmets.

Joe Davola's picture

At least they got it all wrapped up in time for the network infotainers to kick back and enjoy the weekend.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Listening to ZH live feed -- they just explained why Miranda warnings were not given because it is a "national security issue."  Thus, an exception applies.  

He's 19.  Even if he did what they say he did, he was not a threat to fucking national security.  This is insane.

Peachfuzz's picture

Did you hear Ortiz throw holdren under the bus as to whether the kid lives or dies? It was on the live tv. She said the attorney general of DOJ would decide capital punishment..

LetThemEatRand's picture

I'm not sure there was a bus.  More like a platter.  But it doesn't matter because there is a .1% chance this kid lives to see prosecution.  They have said over and over that he's seriously injured.  If he lives, there will be a reason and it will involve federal death penalty prosecution to de-wimpify Holder.

Peachfuzz's picture

couldn't get edit in time, should read Holder, srry.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Listening to ZH live feed:  "well done Mr. President and law enforcement.  Great job.  The crowds are cheering."  It's like the end of Star Wars.  Who is the wookie?

TwoShortPlanks's picture

All we're missing is the bread.

LetThemEatRand's picture

So true.  And thank you for not going obvoius with Michelle = Wookie getting medal.

Transformer's picture

Let's see.  He arrived in the states when he was 8.  Went to a first class high school and got good grades.  Got a scholarship from the city to go to college.  Lives in a dorm with other kids.  Smokes dope, goes to parties, plays soccer a lot.  Has a lot of friends and none of them thinks he could do something like this.  He's 19 years old.  Obviously, a terrorist.  We're just going to have to police and surveil our youngsters to a much greater degree in the future, so nothing like this can ever happen again.

Overfed's picture

As if you really have to ask who the wookie is. ;-)

Ignatius's picture

Attacking the crowd and tail end runners in a marathon... killing an innocent kid, for chri-sakes.

Something really f*ckin' weird about this whole thing.


LetThemEatRand's picture

People in small town America are disgusted by the killing of [white] kids.  They will literally give up all freedoms if the evil people from former Soviet Union republics kill kids.  Point police state.

Ignatius's picture

Cui bono...? 2000 years old and still going strong.

ss123's picture

Very fucking weird.

Kids, half assed bombs with a military like response. Full-on black outfits, armored tank like vehicles, etc.

WTF is really going on here?

Weird through and through... Like I'm watching Super 8 or something.


tip e. canoe's picture

mabye more like a snuff film on HDTV

PlausibleDenial's picture

Just a small war for now.  The US has been blowing the shit out of a ton of people to include many children.  What, do Americans think that it could not happen here?  What goes around comes around.   Wait until someone hits a mall.  It will happen and then lets see what happens to retail sales.  Collateral damage upon the US.  It's a bitch when it comes back to bite you.  Thank you very much.....

QE49er's picture

I would like to congratulate the Keystone Cops for their remarkable police work.  The billions of dollars spent on the military, Feds, state & local forces along with the billions spent on the survelliance, snooping, unwarranted wiretaps & unconstitutional searches really paid off in the pre and post attack in Boston.  We can all feel better now that the 19 year old attacker is in custody as the thousands of officers can hold off their door to door searches & martial law lockdown of the entire city.  Let's all cheer now for the imminent expansion of the police state, cameras on every street corner, executive orders and unconstitutional laws being passed by our great political leaders.  "I'm proud to be an Amercian, where at least I know I'm free."   

Antifaschistische's picture

I know many of you wonder why there is such an absurd manhunt....honestly, the key to that lies in the overtime all these clowns have been earning all week.   It will be a huge payroll week for the Boston PD as well as Massachusetts State Police, Federal Agencies, etc...

I'd love a Public Information Act to see this weeks Police payroll out of Boston.

FrozenOut's picture

Yeah, it's a poem! ABCBCD rhyme scheme.




The hunt is over.

The search is done.

The terror is over.

And justice has won.


Who thought that up?

MillionDollarBogus_'s picture

How does this story relate to finance or economics?

Tyler going after the Drudge report crowd..??

toys for tits's picture

It'll affect the sequestration as a demonstration of what is needed to keep all of us safe.

US budgets are relevant to finances, NO?

TwoShortPlanks's picture


This event fuelled a non-event scare, where, a suspected [Honda Test Driver] Terrorist was show-casing a prototype Honda iED with optional suicide vest in the NY region. Since Apple modernised the humble IED into the iED with touch screen detonation apps, drop-down or scrolling delay timing options and their famous blue tooth suicide vest, bombing has never been the same. In this way, Apple revolutionised the suicidal terrorist industry at a time where it was becoming 'Old Hat'. Apple iED is going to be a big seller in the Middle East and these sales are expected to boost the US economy; trickling down to the average Joe Shmo. Then there's the knock-on sales of Drones to hunt down those new Apple iEDs in circulation.

This is a big boost to the US economy....bombs aren't just wires and chemicals ya know.

Ben and Apple aim to boost IPO through technology expansions within industries we love, such as Terrorism. I hear excited rumblings of a product called iAim (Apples' Aim Point for assault weapons), where psychopaths can track the iPhones, iPads etc of their victims in school buildings via a color LCD display retro-fitted to a wide selection of popular ARs, thus dramatically increasing their kills. But here's the really sweet part; using the expanded bandwidth capacity of 4G, these kills are all live streamed videoed directly to YouTube with apps linking rampage statistics such as ammo remaining, kills etc to Twitter live feed updates and even video stills of Pink Mist Head Shots to FaceBook; satisfying the most demanding fan. Now you can watch Terror from the comfort of your iDevice at the Pub with mates, at home on the couch or even while on a hot date! It's a brave new world. Like John says, "you can practically taste the grey matter".

This is all exciting stuff, but Apple has played down the excitement claiming it was simple a logical extension of technology and what the American public really want....a real life Grand Theft Auto.

There's no surprise that Honda jumped into the mix real quick; signing a first year exclusivity contract on all Apple iKill products, since the Japanese economy looks like a toilet bowl just after a Battalion of Indian Soldiers have returned from an 8 weeks field exercise eating nothing but curried dog.

You don't belong here....Next stupid question?

mayhem_korner's picture



Test-run for Marshall Law.  Determination as to whether the sheeple will in fact trust the government-imposed military state that will be coming to a neighborhood near you sans dollar collapse.

Seems the test was a success - metro area of 4 million was shut down for a man-hunt over a 19-year old wounded (supposed) bomber.

Pure Evil's picture

Yeah, they might want to go watch a few episodes of 48-Hours to see how to catch a murder without acting like thugs, terrorizing neighborhoods, and strip searching grannies and three year olds.

1100-TACTICAL-12's picture

5.000 members of alphabet agencies for a 19 yr old crockpot bomber , & they think they'll get our gun's,,,

nmewn's picture shit.

But I wonder how it would work in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri...or Florida where we're not so complacent & docile?

Stay tuned boppers ;-)

fonzannoon's picture

This would have been like an easter egg hunt in Texas I imagine.

nmewn's picture

Ted Bundy didn't get far once he got noticed in north Fla ;-)

fonzannoon's picture

Based on how the older one dressed (euro trash) he would have fit in near me very easily.

Yes you will vomit.

icanhasbailout's picture

they were pretty much exactly like that 25 years ago too

Cornfedbloodstool's picture

I lived and worked on the Island for 3 years. The worst place I ever lived and that includes New Jersey. Out west now.

LetThemEatRand's picture

"Ted Bundy didn't get far once he got noticed in north Fla ;-)"

He preyed upon multiple victims.  He was a killer of many.  And yet he was not a "national security" issue, was he?

nmewn's picture

What the fuck are you talking about, national security? The nineteen year old Chechen or Bundy? Neither was.

It didn't take armored humvees, locking down thousands in their homes or massive amounts of paranoia and fiscal waste to snare Bundy.

And we didn't pussy foot around with the bastard either, we killed the fucker in somewhat "legal" record time.

What are you a transplant? You can't be a native.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Moved here from [bad place of the moment]  ;(

nmewn's picture

Well, just don't try to turn it into the place you moved from.

NoDebt's picture

I wonder how many Bostonians sitting indoors today said "I wish I had a gun"?

Texas.... no such problem. 

LetThemEatRand's picture

For fuck's sake, I am in favor of everyone having a gun or 100 guns if they want (it was once a free country),  but how is this relevant?  He was hiding in a fucking BOAT in someone's backyard and there were 1000 men in blue to corral him.  The 1000 men in blue probably would have taken your gun and detained you if you were unlucky enough to have him hide out in your backyard boat.  And you would not be reading this because you'd be in a cell as a person of interest.