The capture of the second suspect.
In the first sighting and fight Dzhokhar is said to have run his brother over as he escaped in a stolen car, while Tamerlan lay handcuffed on the ground. They were carrying six bombs with them at the time, three of which exploded, as well as a handgun and rifle. The devices were thought to be pipe bombs.
David Henneberry had gone into his garden for a cigarette after police lifted restrictions on people leaving their homes, believing the bomber had left the area. He noticed that the cover over his boat had blood on it and a strap had been cut. He went back into the house to get a stepladder and looked inside.
His stepson Robert said: “He stuck his head under the tarp and noticed a pool of blood and something crumpled up in a ball and called 911.”
Police immediately evacuated the family and surrounded the house, using a megaphone to tell Dzhokhar to come out with his hands up.
When the seriously wounded suspect failed to respond, they opened fire at the boat’s hull.
Dzhokhar was wounded again by the volley of gunfire and police were able to move in and arrest him. They later released infrared pictures taken from a helicopter showing Dzhokhar hiding in the boat.
Last night Dzhokhar – badly wounded but alive – lay handcuffed to his hospital bed under armed guard. The other three arrested in the port of New Bedford are also believed to be of college age.
The FBI was last night hunting a 12-strong “sleeper cell” linked to the Boston marathon bomb brothers.
Police claim Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack.
More than 1,000 FBI operatives were last night working to track down the cell and arrested a man and two women 60 miles from Boston in the hours before Dzhokhar’s dramatic capture after a bloody shootout on Friday.
A source close to the investigation said: “We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone. The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated and not the kind of thing people learn from Google.
“They were too advanced. Someone gave the brothers the skills and it is now our job to find out just who they were. Agents think the sleeper cell has up to a dozen members and has been waiting several years for their day to come.”
The Tsarnaevs’ were apparently recruited by US intelligence or the FBI, as penetration agents against Islamic networks.
The older brother was recruited by US Intelligence and he then brought his younger brother a drug user, into the cell.
The two men were loyal Americans who’s motive was money and the thrill of being American secret agents.
1. An elite American college in Cambridge admitted younger brother Dzhokhar and granted him a $2,500 scholarship, without subjecting him to the exceptionally stiff standard conditions of admission. This to be a benefit for his older brother Tamerlan in part payment for the younger brother’s recruitment.
2. When in 2011, a “foreign government” (Russian intelligence) asked the FBI to screen Tamerlan for suspected ties to Caucasian Wahhabist cells during a period in which the Caucasus fighters had begun pledging allegiance to al Qaeda, the agency let him go after a short interview.
3. Friday, four days after the twin explosions at the marathon finishing line, the FBI released footage of Suspect No. 1 in a black hat and Suspect No. 2 in a white hat walking briskly away from the crime scene, and appealed to the public to help the authorities identify the pair.
We now know this was a charade. The authorities knew exactly who they were from the very early hours, because suddenly, they were fully publically identified. The brother who was killed in the chase was named Tamerlan, aged 26, and the one who escaped, only to be hunted down Saturday night hiding in a boat, was 19-year old Dzhokhar.
Sources say that the public may never know more than we do today as officials are claiming that due to throat injuries the suspect may never be questioned. Apparently these authorities think that no one has ever head of a pencil.
One of the two ethnic Chechens suspected by US officials of being behind the Boston Marathon bombings had been associated with and under FBI surveillance for at least three years, his mother said.
“He (Tamerlan) was ‘controlled’ by the FBI, like, for three to five years, They knew what my son was doing, they knew what sites on the Internet he was going to,” Tsarnaeva echoed the boys’ father, Anzor, who said on Friday that he believed they had been framed. Both suggested in separate interviews that the FBI had made no secret of the fact that at least one of the brothers was being watched or controlled.
“I do not believe that my sons could have planned and organized the terrorist act, because they knew US national security services were keeping an eye on them,” Anzor Tsarnaev told Russia’s Channel One television.
“They (the security services) said ‘We know what you eat, what you read on the Internet’,” he said, without making clear how the security officers had made contact.
The Boston event was planned by others and apparently carried out by the brothers.
Under the Patriot Act, whoever is arrested could face torture and unlimited incarceration without trial.
The public may never know the full truth of these events.