Massachusetts Police: Fugitive Boston Bomber Will Be Arrested

By VOA News

The superintendent of Massachusetts state police says the fugitive suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing has not been caught yet, but will be.

Timothy Alben said he regrets there was no arrest after a day-long search of the Boston area Friday, calling it a complicated investigation. But he said police are committed to concluding the case. He said he believes the suspect is still in Massachusetts.

Governor Deval Patrick lifted the stay indoors order for people of the Boston suburb of Watertown and reopened the Boston subway. He is urging citizens to stay vigilant and alert.
Nineteen year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is on the run after a violent night of confrontations with police that ended with the death of his older brother, Tamerlan, in a shootout in Watertown.

The FBI has identified the brothers as the suspects in Monday’s twin bombings at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injuring 176. They were identified just hours after the FBI released pictures of the two hoping the public would recognize them.

The FBI says it has video of Dzhokhar placing a backpack along a curb moments before the bombing.

The brothers are originally from Chechnya as children and went to school in the Boston area. Family members and friends say they cannot believe the two could have carried out such a dreadful crime. An uncle who lives in suburban Washington called them losers, though, who have brought shame on all Chechens.

After the FBI released their pictures Thursday, the suspects allegedly robbed a food store and killed a security officer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They stole a car and held the driver hostage for a half-hour. Police found the car in Watertown and the suspects threw grenades and other explosives at officers during a police chase. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout.

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