Rampage: Boston Marathon suspects ID’d on scanner as “Mike Mulugeta” and “Sunil Tripathi” in late-night crime spree, gunfight, chase; Update: suspects are reportedly foreign military-trained brothers from Chechnya; surviving suspect ID’ed as “Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev”; Update: 2nd suspect in custody — taken alive
We’ve been covering all the stunning, late-breaking developments at Twitchy Team.
The suspects have been named via police scanner (unconfirmed): Mike Mulugeta and missing Brown University student Sunil Tripathi.
Keep all the law enforcement authorities on the case in your prayers. They’ve been working non-stop all night. One officer on the MIT campus is dead. A gunfight and chase ensued into Watertown. At this hour, a house-by-house search in a perimeter area in Watertown is underway.
UPDATE: NBC’s Pete Williams now reports that the suspects are military-trained foreigners from Chechnya.
AP reports surviving suspect is Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass.
Flashback: My past coverage of Chechen Muslim jihad terrorist attacks, from the Beslan Massacre to the 2010 Russian subway bombing horror to the Theo Van Gogh murder ties.
Update II (DP): The suspect who had been on the run, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been taken into custody. He’s currently reportedly in serious condition at Mass. General Hospital.
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CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.
— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013
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