Boston Bombing Suspects Chechnya

Boston Bombing Suspects Reportedly From Russia, Near Chechnya [Updated]


Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing came to the United States from Chechnya, a region inside Russia. The region has been plagued for years by an Islamic insurgency that stems from separatist movements.

Their identities come from a law enforcement intelligence bulletin that was obtained by the Associated Press. The bulletin added that the remaining suspect’s name is Dkhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19. He may have been living in Cambridge and is considered armed and dangerous.

The suspect who was killed in a shootout police has been named as Tamerlan Tsarnaev. He reportedly became a permanent legal resident of the United States in 2007.

The suspect’s apartment is near Norfolk and police have the area surrounded. A woman was seen being assisted by police leaving the apartment. Boston Commissioner Ed Davis commented during an early morning press conference, “We believe this man to be a terrorist. We believe this to be a man who’s come here to kill people.”

Shortly after the suspects’ names were released, social media lit up trying to find more information about Tsarnaev, whose first name is also being spelled Djohar. Along with finding a profile on the social media site,, a YouTube video was also discovered.

The suspects performed a carjacking in Cambridge during the early hours of the morning on Friday. They identified themselves to the car’s owner as the Boston bombing suspects. After a car chase with police ensued, the first suspect, believed to be Tsarnaev’s brother, was shot. Media reports have said that the 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect drove over his brother in order to escape the scene.

The following flier was recently released on the second bombing suspect by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center.

Boston Marathon Suspect Flier Information