AP: Surviving Boston bombing suspect ID’d as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19; Update: Dead suspect ID’d as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26; ‘I don’t have a single American friend’ [photos, online accounts]

One suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing was reportedly killed. The second suspect is now being identified as 19-year-old  Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev of Cambridge, Mass., and is reportedly still at large.

The two suspects are reportedly brothers from an area near Chechnya, and lived in the United States for at least a year.


Earlier police scanner activity identified missing Brown University student Sunil Tripathi as a possible suspect. NBC reports that he is not a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.


More on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev:

Social media pages and other websites with the name Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are starting to make the rounds.

Note the last login on the following profile was yesterday:

Was Dzhokhar Tsarnaev registered to vote in Massachusetts?


The dead suspect is being identified as 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, brother of Dzhokhar.

This YouTube channel bearing Tamerlan’s name is spreading on social media.

Possible email address:

According to CNN, the brothers are Muslim.

NBC reports Dzhokhar “drove over his brother’s body” to get away from the MIT shootout with police.

A voter registration for Tamerlan:

A website that appears to have a quote attributed to Tamerlan says, “I don’t have a single American friend, I don’t understand them.” More text from that page: “Originally from Chechnya, but living in the United States since five years.”

Tamerlan reportedly became a legal U.S. resident in 2007.


This flier from the Boston Regional Intelligence Center is circulating:

All Boston residents are reportedly being asked to remain indoors.

An interview with the Tsarnaev brothers’ uncle:

Possible third “person of interest”?

The suspect’s father reportedly called him a “true angel.”

The brothers were reportedly Kyrgyz passport holders.


FBI wanted poster:

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Twitchy will monitor this developing story and update as details emerge.

Click here for ongoing Twitchy coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and the hunt for Tsarnaev.

  • Harry A

    hope they catch this guy soon, seems like the noose is tightening. and i hope its the rest person this time, three 4 times already everyone has jumped to conclusions before official word was given, i hope this isnt a 5th time. obviously none of this twitchy’s fault as you guys just compile what being said on twitter.

    a lot of people said some pretty horrible things about sunil tripiathi who now appears to be involved.

  • RogueRose

    I’ve been saying these guys are here. We’re lucky they didn’t take over a school.. We know that floor plans from our schools are being found on terrorist.. well, before we decided to just drone everyone..
    Beslan Russia…
    The crisis began when a group of armed Islamic separatist militants, mostly Ingush and Chechen, occupied School Number One (SNO) in the town of Beslan, North Ossetia (an autonomous republic in the North Caucasus region of the Russian Federation) on 1 September 2004. The hostage-takers were the Riyadus-Salikhin Battalion, sent by the Chechen separatist warlord Shamil Basayev, who demanded recognition of the independence of Chechnya at the UN and Russian withdrawal from Chechnya. On the third day of the standoff, Russian security forces entered the building with the use of tanks, incendiary rockets and other heavy weapons.[6] At least 334 hostages were killed as a result of the crisis, including 186 children,[7][8] with a significant number of people injured and reported missing. (wiki)

    • GovernmentObserver

      Scary thoughts about schools being targeted. We are ALL horrified by Sandy Hook….imagine 5X 10X!!!!

      • RogueRose

        Maybe it’s time to rethink schools as gun free zones.. That utopian idea is for a more innocent time.

        • http://www.facebook.com/lynn.f.richter Lynn Fisher Richter

          Maybe time to rethink sending our kids to the schools, period.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Bates/100001524107840 Stephanie Bates

          Exactly right….school should probly not be gun free zones after all these things happening..

    • McGyver1

      Not much concern for the hostages.

  • PatriotRG

    These guys would have had a controller – the way the london bomber had one in Pakistan. They are Chechen Muslims – who join Taliban as foreign fighters. These two are way to young to have planned this on their own. An older experienced operational commander likely abroad activated them at the time of the Marathon and gave them the target. This is all my guess –

    • V the K

      You know what sets us apart from liberals? If waterboarding those two basterds (sic) would have prevented Boston Massacre II, I would have done it. Our liberal trolls would not.

      • PatriotRG

        The lefties insist on civilian trials – on calling fort hood work place violence and on crying about 4 waterboarding cases calling America Evil. The left are in bed with Islam always have been. These two terrorists are Islamists but watch the left jump to defend them!

        • Cory

          Actually Democrats just drone from the air not civilian trials. I’m fine with that. Eye for an eye…

          • John (it true me am)

            Drones are notorious for two things though.. 1) It’s more difficult to confirm kills beyond a doubt. (Many “killed in drone attacks” pop back up.) 2) No chance of taking them alive for information.
            And in war, information is key. But the liberal mindset is such they’d rather kill them outright rather than have to face domestic scrutiny from voters over interrogation, internment, or trials.
            I, completely cynically admittedly, firmly believe the Obama drone policy is not rooted in killing our enemies because he believes they deserve to die, but that he believes it is the more politically expediant route regardless of the cost to our intelligence infrastructure or other factors. In short: Killing our enemies, good. Killing our enemies at our own expense, bad.

      • Clayton Grant

        Yep. We can drone “suspects”, so long as we don’t get a little water up their nose.

      • kimberly

        Look, we are one country. We are America. STFUP with the division of “lefties” and “righties”. You are extremists with your overbearing agendas but you all seem to think you are oh so smart. I’m sick of low IQ trolls pointing fingers left or right. This is America! We are supposed to stand united. We can agree to disagree without being so simple minded and hateful. I have had enough of this division BS.

    • truthjunkie

      Do they not do background checks before they give out student visas? What happened to the Saudi national student? Found at first bomb location. Oh, that’s right..After Obama met with the Saudi foreign minister he was no longer a suspect.

      • redheadgrl

        Mr. Obama recently relaxed the standards for the checks, however, these guys were given visas long before.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Bates/100001524107840 Stephanie Bates

        i so agree with you…what happened to the saudi suspect indeed..

        • abc2xyz

          ….. got a private plane to reach saudi arabia ……

  • Julia Phares

    you HAVE to be drinking the Kool Aid to believe this crap. did anybody see the Boston Globe reports right after the bombings of the team of Navy Seals at the marathon before the bombings? my husband is conspiracy level ZERO, and a veteran and completely baffled from the beginning of this. people called in and said they were told they were there for a “drill”. you can go look at the pics yourselves. furthermore, do you not believe the GOV had the surveillance videos within moments of the bombings? yet they were begging the public for footage. So sad. So very sad. pray for America and those poor people that were hurt.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Surveillance video, collected from storefront cameras and media covering the race, would not be all that unusual. As for the Boston Globe and other reports, the media often gets information very, very wrong in their rush to be “first” to report new information.

    • RogueRose

      It wasn’t a “team of Navy seals”.. many former military now provide private security. And yes, they had the video, they were asking for additional video and pics from angles and areas not covered by store security cameras..

      Step away from the kool aid..

    • Roto

      Re: “… Navy Seals at the marathon” :rolleyes: Posse Comitatus much?

    • JR48

      I would predict that they did have film pretty quickly.

      And I surmise that the reason why they were asking for footage was to let the terrorists know that they were on to them and trying to flush them out. Freak them so that they would run.

      Ever watch a cop show, ever?

    • TocksNedlog

      And what did Alex Jones say next, Julia?

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      These we’d be crazy and negligent if there were not sweeps and drills performed before ANY function like this.

    • Guest

      Not saying that this is a conspiracy or anything, i don’t believe that, but i do remember all the photos showing Navy Seals in areas. Too bad they couldn’t have prevented the bombing.

      What do i believe the outcome of this all will be? You know the Obama admin isn’t going to let ‘a good crisis go to waste’ no matter how unacceptable it is to use an event in this manner as a domestic crackdown on our freedoms.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Hospitals around the Waco area were going to do a mass casualty exercise this weekend – does your husband think the West explosion was a conspiracy, as well?

  • Bui van vat

    No doubt one of those Chechen Amish.

    • Silenttype78

      Or either Chechen “tea-baggers”?

    • V the K

      Actually, both terrorists are 1/32 Cherokee, on their grandmother’s side.

      • Silenttype78

        Kin to Elizabeth Warren?

  • Ely doron

    2 bomber are Muslims brothers from Chechnya. 1 is Dead found with
    explosives strapped to his body and another on the run another person
    an accomplice is under arrest. 5 towns in Mass is under lockdown !The
    hunt is ON ! Chechnyans are mostly Radical Muslims who are known for
    their homicidal actions like the Russian opera and their support for
    Arab and Iranian terror groups around the world..
    We got to Learn and work with Israel to STOP terror around the world.

  • Dandee

    Time te revisit allowing these foreigners in our schools, let alone the gang of 8 and their hair brained immigration scheme to allow free admittance!

    • Silenttype78

      Agree 100%!

    • Jonas_Caldwell

      Was Lanza and the Columbine guys foreign????

      • Orlando Cee

        No, they were just crazy.

    • Roto

      Yep, two words: Bill stalled

  • prlgrl

    So they are Muslims from the Chechen area. If the media won’t say it, I will. Arab Mujihadeen of Chechnya. Same folks responsible for Breslan.

    • Blake Waymire

      That was my first thought when I saw “Chechnya”. Not exactly an area known for nonviolence.

  • daehler-untermensch

    Did either one have a background check? Just wondering.

    • http://itooktheredpill.wordpress.com/ Red Pill

      And if they weren’t U.S. citizens, then why do they have voter registrations?
      Did they vote in the last election?

      • abc2xyz

        Almost certain . Democrats’ MO is “The end justifies the means” so they got the voting card .

      • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

        Don’t worry, there’s no such thing as voter fraud. Right. Barry? Srsly, this is Mass. where you register to vote when you apply for a driver’s license. It’s HARDER to get a driver’s license here.

  • David Diehl

    yep lets let more foreigners in here for educational purposes or so they can make a Start-up. the immigration reform that is b4 congress should be about closing our borders and sending non-citizens home regardless.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Bates/100001524107840 Stephanie Bates

      you are so right david….we should do complete background checks on all foreigners coming here for schooling….

  • http://itooktheredpill.wordpress.com/ Red Pill

    I’d say the stated “World view” of a killer of innocents is relevant.

  • Timmmmm

    Brian Ross of ABC News is checking the phone book for the name Tsarnaev and Tea Party membership

  • Todd Hill

    Geez, this is spooky. Their whole family lives less than a mile from our corporate HQ.

  • http://itooktheredpill.wordpress.com/ Red Pill
    • WW

      Chechnya is also the land of coal mines which Russia has wanted for as long. Stalin wanted to exterminate each and every one of them. It’s much more complex than “Muslim” or “Jihad.”

  • RCQ_92130

    Well, golly gee. What a shock.

  • PeriMedic

    How did he have voter registration if he is just a legal resident, not a citizen?

    • Roto

      The DNC will register a legal duck….

  • Jefferson Tea Party

    I hope we get a statement from Obama soon on how this is affecting him.

  • Roto

    Very peripheral dots, but…

    “Dzhokhar” – Dzhokhar Dudaev, the first president of the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.

    “Tamerlan” – historically known as Tamerlane, Timur, Tarmashirin Khan, Emir Timur, was a Turkic ruler. A devout Muslim, who referred to himself as the Sword of Islam, Timur’s armies were feared throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe, sizable parts of which were laid to ruin by his campaigns. Scholars estimate that his military campaigns caused the deaths of 17 million people, amounting to about 5% of the world population.

    • GridRider

      Good catch. Names mean something in that part of the world.

  • capisce

    Chechnyans and tax day – no wonder it was so hard to connect the Islamist dots.

  • Martin Adamson

    The bit of Russian text on Dzhokar’s Facebook page under Groups says – Chechnya – everything for the Chechen Republic. [ie Independence for Chechnya] – Also the languages he lists are English, Russian and Chechen.

    Tamerlan’s Youtube videos seem to be a mixture of Islamic theology (interviews with various scholars) and some Russian language rock.

  • Servo1969

    There’s a lot of media people and politicians who are so gosh darn disappointed this morning.

    They so, so wanted the bombers to be Jim Jo-Bob and Bubba Tea-Party from
    Alabama who always told everyone they hated ‘queers, Mexicans,
    and rag-heads.’

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Bates/100001524107840 Stephanie Bates

      you are so very correct…these people were not the average jo…

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Dave Sirota and Chris Matthews hardest hit.

  • Andrew Bulles

    Do we now get that these bastards we let into our country really come here to KILL us? Time to end all immigration of Muslims into the country. They are here for one purpose only… TO KILL AMERICANS! STOP MUSLIMS IMMIGRATION NOW!

  • Clayton Grant

    There’s going to be a lot of disappointed “journalists” out there this morning.

  • NRPax

    Chris Matthews hardest hit. Dave Sirota reported to be “inconsolable.”

    • Guest

      ^ x 10

    • rinodino

      Why? They weren’t dark skin like most believed on this site

      • NRPax

        Nor were they pasty white like Matthews and Sirota were saying.

        • rinodino

          ???? They look pasty white to me… Don’t know what pics you’re looking at ….must be the myopic photos 😉

          • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

            Well I’m sure Mr Sirota is in bed with KY and vibrators pleasuring himself today, as that was his fondest hope, wasn’t it?

            Or — did he mean something other than simple “white skin”?

          • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

            “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American”


            Did he get his wish, Dino?

          • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

            ;- )

      • Jack Deth


        Quit while you’re behind.

      • Roto

        Yep, they sure looked Irish to me!!! #DERP

        • David Johnson

          MSNBC surprised they didn’t photo shop the FBI pictures to make them Ginger’s!

      • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

        Just hearts of darkness.

  • http://scallywagandvagabond.com/ scallywag

    One has to wonder, was this an ideological mission courtesy of Chechian renegade and overseas terrorist cell operatives, a disenfranchised student along with his brother taking things into their own hands or just a pair who decided to partake in the increasingly favorite American past time of plotting shoot and kill them public spectacles…?


  • http://www.facebook.com/nikolas.koleczek Nikolas Koleczek

    What political party was he registered with?

    • Guest

      Were they even citizens?

    • TocksNedlog


  • Guest

    From Dzhokhar Tsarnaev social media profile – World View: Islam.

    So much for all those idiots claiming it was a home grown white terrorist.


    Huh! You mean they WEREN’T southern crazy-eyed white right wing extremists named bubba????

    • Guest

      Southern Chechnya, maybe.

    • Roto

      bet their favorite band was Leynid Sczinerd :-)

      • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll


  • Michael Anderson (WB)

    There seems to be a third person involved somehow. Dzhokhar, posted this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0lgTvAMP2Ak which appears to be of Tamerlan early today. At 2:50, you can hear a Tamerlan speaking in a high squeaky voice and two people laughing in the background.

    Never mind, the video is old.

  • Right Wired

    I hope the suspect wasn’t a Muslim male between the ages of 19-44! Oh wait..it was. AGAIN. Christian, NRA, Tea Party hate in 3…2….

  • GaryTheBrave

    We need to believe that Muslims are not just middle Eastren. They are now all over the world.

    • Juan Valdez

      You are an idiot… Most normal people already know this…you are not dropping knowledge

      • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

        True, but it is only recently that the Jihad Squad has been other than Middle Eastern ethnics (with few exceptions.)

    • TocksNedlog

      Uh yeah, okay.

  • JR48

    Angel? That angel is a murderer who keeps trying to kill people.

    He’s freaking psychotic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lynn.f.richter Lynn Fisher Richter

    It’s time to shut down immigration into this country altogether, at least for a while so we can regroup. This country was built on immigrants…who wanted to be AMERICAN. Too many immigrants today either just want freebies or they want to blow the place up. I’m beyond sick of the Left’s kumbaya, ‘we are the world’ BS. If they get their way (the Left and the terrorists), bombs and gunfire in the street like we saw in Boston will become as common place as it is in the Middle East.

    • Roto

      Yep, so much for the liberal mantra that we want immigrants with knowledge and technical expertise….

      • Ntr

        Given the political leanings of modern liberalism, “Ayers types” and the stylings of Occupy, this is the type ‘knowledge and technical expertise’ they search for. They’re sickening.


    Islamic assholes. Big surprise. Chris Matthews is going to be pissed off.

    • Roto

      Nothing is going up his leg now….

      • Clayton Grant

        More like something running down his leg.

  • Roto

    George Stephanopoulos just repeated the “al-Qaeda has been dismantled” lie during live coverage… :rolleyes:

  • $29520529

    Are they connected to the OWS crowd, same violent MO.

  • mountainaires
  • http://itooktheredpill.wordpress.com/ Red Pill

    “Dzhokhar Tsarnaev” is Chechen for “Bill Ayers.”

    -David Burge‏ @iowahawkblog

  • Roto

    Many friends of the terrorists are being interviewed. Not one reporter has asked if they were practicing Muslims or attended a mosque… :rolleyes:

  • Jack Deth

    Not all Muslims are terrorists. Yet all terrorists are Muslim.

    • TocksNedlog


  • Roto

    WTF does Jon Carey need to have his puss at a news conference on this for?
    When asked about Ethnic Chechens, he said he doesn’t have any dogs…

  • arrow2010

    Lefties are heart-broken. They so wanted the bombers to be right-wing Christian whites.

    • Silenttype78

      They are devastated!

      Fear not- they have found a way to blame the NRA and righties anyway….

      Funny reading some of their comments because over and over they drive home the point (accidentally) that criminals have no respect for laws.

      Typical left comment: “Even if their home state already has strict gun laws then people can just bring guns in from other states! We need better gun laws to stop people who shouldn’t have guns from getting them! ”

      Logical response: “Aren’t they breaking existing law by doing so?”

      Typical left response: “F NRA! It’s all the right wing nut jobs fault! Tea baggers are raaaaacist! , Haliburton! Bush did it! Global Warming You Guys!”

      • Ntr

        Liberals’ll find a way to hint that these two, especially Dzhokhar, were some sort of victims of bullying or something. From there, they’ll find a way to blame the right.

  • HARP2

    I don`t believe the Uncle.

  • HARP2

    C`mon Hollywood……..let`s hear your stupid opinions.

  • twolaneflash

    Why does Twitchy have more and better photos of Dzhokar than FOX News? They are showing his photo at about 14 y.o. with an innocent expression or a grainy fuzzy photo from the marathon. I could not identify the guy in the Facebook photo above from the photos being shown on FOX. Pitiful reporting.

  • Orlando Cee

    Voter registration is close enough.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    And you have no proof they didn’t.

  • Orlando Cee

    And yet, this Saudi student, despite his injuries, was/will be deported back to his country…because he’s BROWN?

    That’s a good one!

  • Ntr

    So since they’re ‘white passing’ were not supposed to criticize them? Your whole attempt at some political correct argument of ‘see there are caucasians that do terrible things so stop profiling people with darker shades of skin’ has fallen flat. Take that lazy online social activist ish to the liberal dull minds present on Tumblr. They’ll eat it up.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    Yeah. I’m sure you’d be expressing the exact same words of cautious restraint if this had been some redneck wearing a NASCAR jacket with a finger up his nose and an NRA hat.


    “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American”

  • Silenttype78

    Oh..for the love….

    Please take your “I am such a great person because I don’t toss out generalizations**” over to a site full of people who are also incapable of connecting dots.

    (*except about white conservatives…because…meh…that’s ok.)

  • Ntr

    “are as hateful as Right Wing Christians”

    So, you belief that all right-wing Christians are hateful? You know, that’s a form of bigotry that you just expressed there. And you try and tell people not to judge Muslims…who are you bigot? And why do you have such dislike for white people?

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Just like not all Christians are as hateful as Right Wing Christians


  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    Who said Mohammedans “look like” anything? And btw, I don’t think anyone outside of, say, Westboro Baptist Church, has anything good to say about them, and in fact routinely condemns their shenanigans — which at last toll did NOT include ANY bombings — but where are the fatwas against murderous jihad? Where are the imams condemning bombings like this? Silence is acquiescence. Where is CAIR? What have they said about this, being done in the name of the faith they profess and defend? Pretty crickety out there.

  • Ntr

    And you’re probably going to justify, to yourself, blaming white people because these two are white passing. As a white liberal (and i’m guessing you are) you would have no problem pushing blame onto ‘right wing Christians’ if they were Christian. Realize that you’re a bigot.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    No, false registration is a felony, in the same that possesion of “burglars’ tools” can be a crime.

    I understand there is some question as to their citizenship status though. Although living in Mass. myself, I can tell you that registering to vote can be as simple as checking a box on your driver’s license application or renewal.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll
  • mike_in_kosovo

    The fact that you don’t see it means you’re in much greater need of that dictionary than I am.

  • Silenttype78

    I also try to avoid black and yellow striped flying insects because while I know that they aren’t “all” going to sting me the chance of being stung kind of delays any immediate interest to figure out whether or not that one is a threat.
    I am actually quite alright with avoiding people and situations that might be dangerous for myself or my children.
    Here is another example I’ll give you that you won’t much like-I do not go into inner city neighborhoods alone… My neighborhood is quite diverse (though,I confess it is gated) and I feel nothing but safe.

    Liberals aren’t able to link a specific event with a negative consequence. This is but one of those instances where it shows :) .

    For feeling a strong desire to protect myself and the people I love from the possibility of being harmed you call me Hitler? That’s hilarious!
    Is it Godwins law that says first one to bring up Hitler loses the argument?

    Great job 😉