Chatter on police scanners and on twitter is that the “suspect is down” in the manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
10 or 15 minutes ago a woman called the police reporting bloody clothes near her boat in her back yard. Police began to investigate the boat when a volley of heavy gunfire took place.
Police now have a bomb seeking robot investigating the boat.
We will update with any new information
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UPDATE 1: Here’s a photo of just outside the scene:
UPDATE 2: CBS is reporting that the suspect is in a “standoff” with police. However, I’m still hearing reports that the suspect is down. Perhaps this just means they’re exercising caution before moving into the scene.
UPDATE 3: Fox News is reporting that a “foreign government” may have warned the US Government about the older brother Tamerlan. Apparently the Feds investigated Tamerlan, spoke to him but found nothing.
UPDATE 4: Local News is reporting that the supect is alive, surrounded, still moving.
UDPATE 5: CBS is also reporting suspect is alive, surrounded, and moving:
UPDATE 7: Here’s a Google photo of the backyard where suspect is hiding. You can see the boat trailer in the yard:
UPDATE 8: Boston Globe is reporting that the SWAT team has removed the boat cover and that the suspect is no longer moving:
UPDATE 9: Scanner chatter indicates that he is moving in the back of the boat.
UPDATE 10: Here’s a photo of the boat itself, with the cover over it:
UPDATE 11: Bomb sniffing robot headed to the boat:
UPDATE 12: More shots fired.
UPDATE 13: "8 explosions"
UPDATE 14: 8 to 10 explosions
UPDATE 15: Explosions may be flash bangs set off by law enforcement:
UPDATE 16: Cops on the ground are worried that he might still be wearing a suicide bomb vest:
UPDATE 17: CNN is reporting that police used gas and flashbangs to weaken and disorient him
UPDATE 18: Suspect is still moving, according to scanner from the helicopter:
UPDATE 19: Here’s a photo from earlier this evening, SWAT team running toward the back yard where Suspect 2 is hiding
UPDATE 20: It appears the boat may now be on fire.
UPDATE 21: Reports indicate that he is covered in blood:
UPDATE 22: Uh Oh. The boat owner is telling authorities that the boat has 40 gallons of gas in it.
UPDATE 23: This is from earlier tonight, cop carrying little girl away from the scene:
UPDATE 24: The older brother apparently traveled to Moscow in 2012 and was away for 6 months. Where did he go after he landed in Moscow?
UPDATE 25: NBC is reporting that there is a negotiator on the scene:
UPDATE 26: Boston Globe is reporting that three additional people have been taken into custody. No word on whether they are suspects or important witnesses. I would imagine there are a lot of people who will be asked to answer questions:
UPDATE 27: Boston Globe’s photographer can hear the police negotiators:
UPDATE 28: Suspect in custody!