The FBI has released this new image of 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who police believe is a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings and the shooting of an MIT police officer. PHOTO SOURCE: FBI
After a very long night, it seems the identities of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers have been revealed.
NBC News is reporting the two men are brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The brothers are from Chechnya, Russia and have been in the U.S. since 2001, according to their uncle.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is still on the run, while his older brother, Tamerlan, 26, was killed earlier this morning during a shoot-out with Boston PD. Dzhokhar is a student at UMASS Dartmouth and was seen there this week after the bombings according to WCVB.
The father of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Anzor Tsarnaev, says his son is an “accomplished medical student” and “a true angel”, AP reports. He spoke to the news agency from the city of Makhachkala, capital of the Russian republic of Dagestan, shortly after police said his other son, 26-year-old Tamerlan, had been killed in a shootout.
One of the brothers is said to have a Massachusetts drivers’ license, an NBC report claims. The brothers’ uncle has confirmed to AP that the men lived together near Boston. Some reports say the two may have arrived in the US from Turkey and have Turkish citizenship.
And, in case you missed it, here is an easy-to-digest timeline of what happened overnight:
A gruesome photo of Tamerlan's corpse has surfaced showing his body riddled with bullet holes. There is a huge gash in the ribcage area, possibly from the explosions and his face is covered in blood.