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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year old suspect in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing, has been captured in Watertown, Massachusetts and is in custody as of 8:45 PM EDT. Tsarnaev’s 26-year old brother, Tamerlan, was killed overnight and the younger suspect has been on the run since the two brothers killed an MIT police officer last night.

Hundreds of law enforcement officers — local, state, and federal — converged on a home in Watertown, and as reporters tried to gain information, news emerged that Dzhokhar was holed up in a boat stored in the back yard on a two-story home.

The two Tsarnaev brothers are suspected of exploding two bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 170, many who lost limbs.

Law enforcement officers were concerned Dzhokhar would commit suicide, that he may have been wearing a suicide vest as his older brother reportedly was.

WCVB (image, top) has live video.

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Boston Bombing Suspect Manhunt: Live Updates

Storified by David Badash· Fri, Apr 19 2013 17:52:16

Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the area. Stand by for further info.Boston Police Dept.
WHDH-TV: Boston Marathon bombing suspect in custody and is alive.WTVA NEWS
BREAKING: “He’s alive and in custody” WHDH TVNewsBreaker
Suspect’s body still ‘throwing off heat,’ Boston Police Dept. official tells NBC NewsNBC Nightly News
BREAKING NEWS: Globe photographer can hear police say, “We know you’re in there. Come out on your own terms. Come out with your hands up.”The Boston Globe
BREAKING NEWS: Three people taken into custody in New Bedford as part of Boston Marathon terror bombing investigation.The Boston Globe
PHOTO: Law enforcement approach an area where the bombing suspect is reportedly hiding #manhunt pic.twitter.com/wDd2n43KbmThe Boston Globe
BREAKING NEWS: Neighbors say police officers have told them the suspect in the Watertown backyard is covered in blood.Boston.com News
Amtrak is resuming with limited service tonight between NY & Boston. We expect regular service on Saturday.Amtrak
BREAKING PHOTO: Better shot of boat where suspected #BostonMarathon bomber was hiding out. pic.twitter.com/tilsjcOr04 – @PetesWireNewsBreaker
BREAKING PHOTO: Here comes a helicopter with a spotlight pic.twitter.com/WpI2kG5rhCNewsBreaker
7’s Steve Cooper says there’s some concern among police that this suspect has a bomb strapped to his chest #7newsBrad Tatum
The ultimate goal for law enforcement is to take Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in custody alive just like any other suspect. #wcvbKathy Curran
BREAKING NEWS: Police are using ‘flash bangs’ to disorient and distract the suspect. They have seen him sit up.The Boston Globe
BREAKING NEWS: Police are still concerned that the suspect may be wearing a suicide bomb vest, the source tells the Globe.The Boston Globe
Pete Williams. Police “strongly believe he is wounded and … has been there for much of the day”Sam Stein
“Suspect sitting up” on police scanner per Andrea Mitchell on #MSNBC #BostonBombingsGottaLaff
BREAKING NEWS: Police have taken the cover off the boat containing the man believed to be the Marathon bombing suspect. He’s not moving.The Boston Globe
CBS reporting that man is alive in boatJosh Kraushaar
PHOTO: WCVB is reporting that this is the boat where the suspect was hiding behind this Watertown, MA, home pic.twitter.com/vxyZ7o3qnINewsBreaker
Insane. They’re still looking for one of the bombing suspects. This is what Watertown, MA looks like right now. pic.twitter.com/RIa3IQAzqPRay William Johnson
BREAKING: 2 SWAT rescue vehicles have just gone into the perimeter in Watertown, MA pic.twitter.com/OBF6qlt0qONewsBreaker
PHOTO: Shots fired scene centered on Franklin Street in Watertown. pic.twitter.com/WPZkeEoNfu – @TomlinMNewsBreaker
PHOTO: Robot being deployed in Watertown neighborhood where incident is unfolding (WHDH) twitpic.com/ckiidf – @passantinoNewsBreaker
Live Stream right now: Shots fired in Watertown via WCVB Channel 5 Boston fb.me/sC2geJQ6Latino Rebels
BREAKING NEWS: Marathon bombings suspect pinned down in Watertown, according to source.The Boston Globe
CNN: Rapid Flurry Of Gunfire In Watertown livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/cnn-rapi… via @benjysarlinTPM Livewire
INTERPOL issues global security alert in connection with #Boston marathon bombings at request of #US authoritiesinterpol.int/en/News-and-me…INTERPOL
Seen in #Boston pic.twitter.com/0rf6KXmrFMKaila
#MBTA UPDATE: Limited Service has RESUMED on ALL #MBTA modes except the Commuter Rail. MBCR will resume tomorrow (Saturday Schedule).MBTA
Czech Republic clarifies that the Czech Republic is not Chechnya. Good job, good effort, Internet. bit.ly/11mQIyyBenjy Sarlin
Retweet, subtweet, or just take it! Just spread it. #Manhunt #Watertown #Boston #BostonBombing pic.twitter.com/G5tHhRNZKAAnonymous
“@1045CHUMFM: It’s surreal seeing #Boston so deserted as the #manhunt continues -Ashley pic.twitter.com/5x2aR8qZBw”Sam D
so much freedom and democracy in boston right now i mean i remember this mission on modern warfare 2 pic.twitter.com/RpeW7Jmpinkieran
Gov Deval Patrick takes the podium. instagram.com/p/YSRgBypGgz/Garrett Quinn
MA Governor Patrick: The stay indoors request is lifted in the Boston area; the T transportation system will re-open shortly.CNBC
“We do not have an apprehension of our suspect this afternoon, but we will.” — MA State Police Col. Albenjennifer bendery
Rep. Peter King, who sits on House Intel Committee, on CNN: “No evidence at all” Boston bombers are tied to overseas terrorist groups.jennifer bendery
From CBS’ Bob Orr: FBI interviewed Tamarlan Tsarnaev 2 yrs ago abt extremist ties, found nothing & closed file. More on CBS Evening NewsMajor Garrett
Police car removed from Watertown shooting scene @nbcnightlynews see window is shot out pic.twitter.com/ILLirFMoMcKerry Sanders
FBI takes computer from NJ sister of bomb suspects #bostonbombings #manhunt bit.ly/10o5SqwNBC Charlotte
The scene at sister’s house in NJ @rtvi #tsarnaev #manhunt #bostonbombing pic.twitter.com/tdbWgkQI2bLev Trubkovich
“They’ve found 7 IEDs”: Michael Isikoff on #MSNBCGottaLaff
Rep. Peter King, who sits on House Intel Committee, on CNN: “No evidence at all” Boston bombers are tied to overseas terrorist groups.jennifer bendery
RT @chucktodd: DHS Sec. Napolitano just entered the West Wing.jennifer bendery
BREAKING: With his brother shot by police, Dzhokhor A. Tsarnaev drove over him, 2 law enforcement officials said. – @BostonDotComNewsBreaker
There are 9000-10,000 law enforcement personnel trying to find one guy right now. #ManHuntMichael Skolnik
PHOTO: As manhunt continues, sign reads ‘Shelter in place remains in effect in #Boston’ pic.twitter.com/M0aT0Gx4AC – @justinjm1NewsBreaker
CBS News: Investigators combing through Boston apt. of bombing suspects; called a “bomb making factory.” – @chrismayphillyNewsBreaker
UPDATE: Seven IEDs recovered so far—in Watertown & some at house in Cambridge, police officials tell NBC. – @RockCenterNBCNewsBreaker
“@OnlyInBOS: UNREAL PHOTO via @MunKYBoii Just got searched for safety measures for the #manhunt in #watertown pic.twitter.com/CffcSKvpJ5″Rachael Gafford
PHOTO: Pres. Obama met with his national security team today on developments in the Boston bombings investigation. pic.twitter.com/z6nh24ZGnMThe White House
Anzor Tsarnaev, father of #Boston bomb suspects Dzhokhar & Tamerlan, says he believes secret services framed sons bbc.in/ZCaItUBBC News (World)
Boston suspects’ father says he believes sons being framed . Also says police investigating #Boston bombings are cowardsCBC News Alerts
Bomb Suspect’s Dad Warns ‘All Hell Will Break Loose’ If Son Dies: The father of suspected Boston Marathon bomb… bit.ly/11LU0LyBBC NEWS
NBC: This AM the President convened a meeting of national security team, in the Situation Room of the White House, to get updates on manhuntNewsBreaker
major mistake from @Fox25news. The White House situation room has been activated. Meaning there is a meeting in it. #PhewMichael Skolnik
CORRECTION: White House situation room was activated. #bostonmarathonFOX 25 News Boston
Friend and former high school classmate, Ty Barros, 21, calls Dzhokhar “a normal regular American kid” to.pbs.org/12sKyxRNewsHour
“He was very gentle, soft spoken. We smoked a lot of weed together, just casual, hanging out.” – Ty Barros on Jahar in high school.Rebecca Ostriker
MIT students are posting their memories of fallen officer Sean Collier here: seancolliermemories.tumblr.com – @AlexJamesFitz pic.twitter.com/qlciC4BukrNewsBreaker
BREAKING: 15 police officers were taken to St. Elizabeth’s Hosp. in Brighton, MA for injuries from last night’s police activity – @ABCNewsBreaker
Kurt Schwartz, Director of Mass Emerg Mgment, says employees in #Boston area who are at work are encouraged to leave work and drive home.Andrea Mitchell
“They’ve gone through about 70% of this area – they have more to go.” Kerry Sanders in #Watertown #Boston #manhunt #bostonbombingAndrea Mitchell
“This is the worst of both worlds–they embedded themselves in US culture–and then they traveled overseas” -Roger Cressey #boston #manhuntAndrea Mitchell
Cressey is a former member of the United States National Security Council
UPDATE: All #Amtrak service is suspended NY to Boston indefinitely. Trains are currently operating as scheduled DC – NY.Amtrak
Acela Express & Northeast Regional service is suspended indefinitely between Providence, RI & Boston due to ongoing police activity.Amtrak Northeast
INCREDIBLE PHOTO OF SWAT TEAMS ON THE STREETS OF WATERTOWN IN BOSTON. #911BUFF twitpic.com/ckglgi911 Operator
Still in wheelchair, @mayortommenino spoke about the strength of #Boston. @NECN #WatertownShooting #WatertownBoston pic.twitter.com/PjFDrMBR5EJustin Michaels
“I don’t have a single American friend.” Profile of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev: b.globe.com/17LsAZRThe Boston Globe
MT @globecynthia: Smart timeline & locator map of events as they unfolded overnight. bostonglobe.com/Page/Boston/20…The Boston Globe
Gov Patrick says “stay indoor request continues for the time being” as the hunt for Boston Marathon bomber continues unabated.The Boston Globe
State Police warns they will do a controlled explosion of items found in Norfolk Street in Cambridge where the brothers lived.The Boston Globe
Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev became an American citizen on Sept. 11, 2012. (@peteswire, @cbsboston)BuzzFeed News
#RamzanKadyrov, #Chechen Leader, denies #Boston connection through his Instagram. #BostonBombing #BostonMassacre pic.twitter.com/4QHUhTQK97T.L.V
Here’s the translation of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov’s statement:

“The tragic events took place in Boston. The blast killed people. We have previously expressed their condolences to the people of the city and the people of America. Today, as reported by the media, while trying to arrest a Tsarnaea was killed. It would be logical if he was detained and investigated, found all the circumstances and the degree of his guilt. Apparently, the special services needed by all means to calm the result of society. Any attempt to make the connection between Chechnya and Tsarnaevymi if they are guilty, in vain. They grew up in the United States, their attitudes and beliefs were formed there. It is necessary to seek the roots of evil in America. From terrorism to fight the whole world. We know better than anyone else. We wish recovery to all the victims and share the feelings of sorrow Americans. # # Boston # bombing investigation”
VIDEO: Boston bombing suspects’ Uncle Ruslan: “We’re ashamed” and “they are losers” bzfd.it/15rKKk4BuzzFeed
A high school classmate, Stefanie Gardner, confirms to @buzzfeed’s @rfelliott that this is Tsarnaev’s twitter account buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/…Ben Smith
Classmates recognized the bombing suspects, called the FBI: nytimes.com/2013/04/20/us/…AdamSerwer
I’m in Waterton – this helicopter landed in a shopping mall just a few secs ago #5live #nolan pic.twitter.com/tkxa7rP8zgStephen Nolan
“This has nothing to do with Chechnya….Chechens are peaceful people” – uncle of suspects on MSNBCBenjy Sarlin
Bombing Suspect’s Uncle: ‘It’s Crazy.. I Can’t Believe It’ (VIDEO) livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/bombing-… via @sahilkapurJosh Marshall
Uncle of bombers on MSNBC: “Yes, we’re ashamed. They’re children of my brother, who had little influence on them as much as I know.”Benjy Sarlin
US Muslim Group Condemns Attack, Schedules Press Conference livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/us-musli… via @benjysarlinTPM Livewire
RT @billy_baker: Boston Globe photographers are delivering incredible images right now. bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/…Garance Franke-Ruta
MIT release on slain officer Sean Collier, 26, killed in line of duty. RIP bit.ly/15ruXllMajor Garrett
“I can’t believe I went through 4 years of high school & was friends with someone who carried out a terrorist attack” bit.ly/1788W9bMother Jones
EXCLUSIVE: Wrestling Photo, Former Classmate Reactions to Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev bit.ly/17waLuNMother Jones
What you should know about Chechnya and the Boston bombing suspects thkpr.gs/Zx3pXyThinkProgress
Update…Recovered —> Car sought in Connecticut in connection to Boston by authorities: ct.gov/despp/cwp/view…Jim Acosta
Clarification: No official confirmation that YouTube user posting extremist videos is same person as Boston suspect bit.ly/117gq8zMother Jones
Classmate: Bombing Suspect Was ‘Class Clown’ shrd.by/SJ6GcrWBZ Boston News
Watch Live Coverage Of WBZ-TV: shrd.by/CA0H70WBZ Boston News
#WANTED: Updated photo of 19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev released. Suspect considered armed & dangerous. pic.twitter.com/pzps8ovJTbBoston Police Dept.
Authorities say that the 2 Boston bomb suspects are brothers, are legal permanent residents of Chechen origin – @NBCNews, @PeteWilliamsNBCBreaking News
BREAKING NEWS – CONNECTICUT POLICE ASKED TO PUT OUT AN APB FOR HONDA CRV MA TAG #36ES9 POSSIBLE SUSPECT WITH SUICIDE VEST. via – NBC.Anonymous
Car sought in Connecticut in connection to Boston by authorities: ct.gov/despp/cwp/view…Jim Acosta
Wow “@NBCNews: Photo: City on lockdown; an empty Kenmore Square in #Boston, Mass. (via Andrew Golden) pic.twitter.com/FBZrMSqMjy”Ben
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Former US Attorney Calls for ‘Full Investigation’ After Report Secret Service Failed to Share Threat Against Pelosi

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A former U.S. Attorney is calling for a full investigation into the U.S. Secret Service’s failure to share intelligence it had detailing a violent threat against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats.

“This is deeply disturbing,” says Joyce Vance, who is now a law professor and MSNBC/NBC News legal analyst. She says it “requires a full investigation.”

“The Capitol Police are responsible for protecting the Speaker,” Vance continues. “If true” that the U.S. Secret Service “failed to pass on intelligence about threats, that’s very alarming.”

Vance points to a new report from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) that finds the Secret Service discovered a violent social media based threat on January 4, 2021, two days before the insurrection, but did not share that intelligence with the Capitol Police until nearly 6 PM ET on January 6.

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The U.S. Secret Service is an agency under the Dept. of Homeland Security. The DHS Inspector General, Joseph Cuffari, is under investigation by two powerful House Committee chairs who on Tuesday accused him of “obstruction.”

In a separate report CREW reveals that “days before the January 6 attack on the Capitol, documents exchanged between the Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies outlined ‘threats of violence’ on the 6th, coming ‘predominantly from right wing groups’ with ‘plans to bring weapons into the District,’ according to documents obtained by CREW. The Secret Service knew that Trump’s supporters would be demonstrating around Freedom Plaza and the Capitol with the intent to cause violence, but the agency does not appear to have taken the threat seriously.”

“While the Secret Service downplayed threats posed by right-wing extremist groups and Trump’s supporters leading up to January 6, the newly obtained documents reveal just how grave and explicit the threats had actually been,” CREW alleges.

 

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Secret Service Held Onto Violent Jan. 6 Threat Against Pelosi, Watchdog Says

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Two days before the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump the U.S. Secret Service discovered a “series of violent threats” made on social media, including against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, but did not pass them on to the Capitol Police until the evening of January 6 – after the violence of the insurrection had ended, a watchdog reports.

“On January 4, Secret Service agents discovered a Parler account, which we’ve chosen not to name, posting a series of violent threats towards lawmakers. Other profiles with the same name appeared on Twitter, MeWe, Bitchute, Youtube and Facebook,” Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) reveals.

“On December 31, the account posted, ‘January 6 starts #1776 all over again…Fight for EVERYTHING’ and listed ‘Enemies,’ including Pelosi. At 5:55 pm on January 6, after hours of defending the United States Capitol from a violent mob, the United States Capitol Police received the post along with a message from the Secret Service.”

READ MORE: ‘Coverup of Treason’: Trump-Appointed IG, Under Investigation, Knew of Missing Secret Service and DHS Texts Far Earlier

“The language used by the account, as we’ve now seen repeated in recordings released by the January 6th Committee, is a clear call for a violent overthrow of the American government on January 6, 2021,” CREW adds.

The Secret Service found what CREW calls other “troubling” posts tied to that account.

“Biden will die shortly after being elected,” the account posted on January 2, four days before the insurrection. “Patriots are gonna tear his head off. Prison is his best case scenario.”

READ MORE: Watchdog to DOJ: Secret Service ‘Likely’ Broke Federal Criminal Law by Deleting Text Messages

“We’re all on a mission to save America. Lone wolf attacks are the way to go,” read a Jan. 3 post. “Stay anonymous. Stay alive. Guns up Patriots!!”

CREW takes the Secret Service to task.

“In the past month, we’ve learned that the Secret Service failed to prepare for violence on January 6 despite receiving explicit warnings, then deleted key evidence from the day, likely breaking the law,” the nonpartisan watchdog reports, presumably referring to the deleted text messages from Jan. 5 and Jan. 6, 2021. “The delay in notifying Capitol Police about the threat to the Speaker of the House only adds to the impression that the agency failed to do its job, and leads to more questions. Why did the agency wait two days, until after the Capitol had been breached and Congressional leaders were in hiding to pass it along?”

 

 

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Watch: Pence Says He Would ‘Consider’ Appearing Before J6 Committee if Offered ‘Invitation’ to ‘Participate’

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Former Vice President Mike Pence, asked if he would testify before the U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, said if invited he would “consider” participating.

“If there’s an invitation to participate, I would consider it,” Pence said Wednesday morning at a political event in New Hampshire, a state presidential hopefuls visit early and often. “It would be unprecedented in history for a vice president to be summoned to testify on Capitol Hill, but as I’ve said, I don’t want to prejudge.”

In fact, as NBC News producer Frank Thorp V noted, “It would not, actually, be unprecedented for a VP to testify on Capitol Hill.”

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Pence, as he often does, tried to frame his remarks in a historic context.

“Under the Constitution, we have three coequal branches of government, and um, any invitation that’d be directed to me, I’d have to reflect on the unique role I was serving in as Vice President.”

Thorp notes that “Vice President Schuyler Colfax testified before the House Select Committee to Investigate the Credit Mobilier on January 7, 1873, which was while he was in office.” He also points out that President Abraham Lincoln and President Woodrow Wilson testified before Congress.

Politico’s Kyle Cheney adds that “many” of Pence’s “former top aides have testified at length, presumably with his blessing.”

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Pointing to the video below, law professor and CNN contributor Steve Vladeck noted Wednesday morning that “Former Vice President Ford testified before Congress in October 1974 … while he was PRESIDENT.” He also notes that “former Presidents (to say nothing of former VPs) have testified before Congress *sixteen* times.”

NBC News presidential historian Michael Beschloss says the former vice president “needs to testify fully under oath before the House January 6 Committee — and he must not take the Fifth.”

Watch Pence below or at this link:

 

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