UPDATED AT 6:00 AM ON TUESDAY APRIL 23, 2013
BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING SUSPECT DZHOKHAR A. TSARNAEV, 19, HAS BEEN ARRESTED!
NOTE: THE INFORMATION ABOVE IS CURRENT AND WILL BE THE FINAL UPDATE FOR THIS BLOG POST. EVERYTHING BELOW IS BEING PRESERVED IN IT’S FINAL STATE TO SERVE AS A NEWS ARCHIVE AND RECORD OF EVENTS DURING THE PAST WEEK.
THESE UNPRECIDENTED EVENTS, WHICH STARTED WITH AN ACT OF TERROR AND COWARDICE, HAVE FOREVER CHANGED THE HISTORY OF BOSTON BUT THEY HAVE NOT BROKEN OUR SPIRIT, RESOLVE OR LOVE FOR THE CITY AND STATE WE CALL HOME.
CLICK HERE to read the PDF document of the charges filed against Tsarnaev on 4/21/13.
CLICK HERE to read the PDF transcript of Tsarnaev’s 4/22/13 bedside hearing.
NEWS ARCHIVE FROM THIS POINT ON. INFORMATION BELOW NOT CURRENT.
BOMBING SUSPECT #2 IS STILL AT LARGE AND ARMED/DANGEROUS! THE ENTIRE MBTA SYSTEM (BUSES AND SUBWAYS) IS SHUT DOWN. BOSTON POLICE (BPD) ASKING PEOPLE TO NOT GO TO T STATIONS OR BUS STOPS. STAY HOME! BPD WARNS RESIDENTS OF WATERTOWN, NEWTON, WALTHAM, BELMONT, CAMBRIDGE AND BOSTON CITYWIDE TO STAY INDOORS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. BPD ALSO ASKS BUSINESSES IN WATERTOWN, NEWTON, WALTHAM, BELMONT, CAMBRIDGE, ALSTON/BRIGHTON TO STAY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THIS SUSPECT IS ARMED AND DANGEROUS.
SUSPECT #2 (AKA “WHITE HAT”) IS AT LARGE. ARMED/DANGEROUS. DO NOT APPROACH/ENGAGE!
IF YOU SEE THIS MAN CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!
ANY OTHER TIPS ON THE INVESTIGATION CAN BE CALLED IN TO 1-800-CALL-FBI
ADDITIONAL NEWS AND INFORMATION
CLICK HERE for the official release of the photos and video of the suspects, from the FBI.
CLICK HERE for a summary of the chase and gun battle in Watertown, from SLATE.
CLICK HERE for MEMA Ping4alerts app. Provides zip-specific emergency messages. Android and iPhone.
CLICK HERE for an in-progress Google map of key events in chase and gun battle with bombing suspects.
CLICK HERE for coverage, from NBC News.
CLICK HERE for The One Fund, the official donation site set up by Gov. Patrick and Mayor Menino.
CLICK HERE for perspective from Pete Hogan, a RONTHINK writer who was at the marathon.
CLICK HERE for President Obama’s speech at the interfaith memorial mass, from NBC News.
CLICK HERE for information on bombing victim Lingzi Lu.
CLICK HERE for information on bombing victims Krystle Campbell and Martin Richard, from CBS.
CLICK HERE for an updated on how the explosive devices were made, from NBC News.
CLICK HERE for insight from Amby Burfoot, a past winner of the Boston Marathon. Must read!
CLICK HERE to read about Carlos Arredondo, the hero in the cowboy hat, from NBC News.
CLICK HERE for the story of 8-year-old victim Martin Richard, from WCVB Boston (ABC)
CLICK HERE for an uplifting story of the outpouring of kindness following the attack, from USA Today.
CLICK HERE for more stories of kindness, from The Atlantic.
CLICK HERE for streaming video and real-time blog updates, from WCVB Boston (ABC).
CLICK HERE for a regularly updated fact-checker on the attacks, from Mother Jones.
CLICK HERE to visit the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) site.
CLICK HERE to read President Obama’s remarks on the attack, from NBC News.
CLICK HERE for a rogue’s gallery of the worst social media commentary immediately following the tragedy.
CLICK HERE for a photo gallery of the Boston Marathon attack from the Atlantic.
CLICK HERE for a story on the Newtown, CT runners in the marathon, from MSNBC.
RONTHINK is based in the Boston area, a city we know and love deeply. Out of respect, we will suspend all posts unrelated to the Boston Marathon explosions until Wednesday, April 17.
Despite some of the chatter from bottom feeders out there, we should give thanks to those who shined in the face of terror today. Watching video of police, marathon volunteers, emergency workers, medics, bystanders and military personal leaping into action to pull down barricades so they could get to victims, was awe inspiring. It's even more amazing when you consider they had no idea if there were more explosive devices in the vicinity.
THAT'S the take away from this cowardly attack. I won't engage in any baseless speculation but I can say this with certainty: when push comes to shove, most people do the right thing and ordinary people become heroes. No act of terrorism or intimidation will ever change that. NOT in NYC, NOT in the skies over Lockerbie, NOT in the London subways, NOT in India, NOT in the open markets of Tel Aviv, NOT in Oklahoma City, NOT in Atlanta and certainly NOT in Boston. Nowhere...never!