Boston Marathon bombing suspect: What we know about Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev so far
By KATE STANTON, UPI.com
The FBI released a photo of Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 (L) in surveillance video from the Boston Marathon. Suspect 1 is now identified as now identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Suspect 2 is his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, both of Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 19, 2013. UPI | License Photo
After a late night police shootout, Boston is on lockdown as authorities search for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, one of the suspects in the Monday's marathon bombings. Here's what we know about him and his deceased 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, so far.
According to various reports from Slate, Buzzfeed and other sources, several of Dzhokhar's classmates say he was a "nice kid."
"I saw the pictures last night and thought it looked kind of like him," Dzhokhar's former classmate, Rebecca Mazur, told Buzzfeed. "But I felt mean even thinking that the person in the photos looked like him."
“I just remember seeing him on the wrestling team, just one of the normal kids. He seemed like a nice guy. He hung out with people who I knew as nice people," family friend Nathan Greenberg told Slate.
Here's is Dzhokhar's Russian Facebook page as discovered by RT. He listed his world view as "Islam" and his priorities as "Career and money":
Despite numerous fake Twitter accounts that popped up Thursday, Buzzfeed and Gawker's Adrian Chen are confident they identified his real user name, @J_tsar. A cached version of the account features his face as a profile picture:
UMass Dartmouth closed Thursday after reports that Dzhokhar is a registered student there.
Tamerlan was born October 21, 1986, in Kyrgyzstan. He first arrived in the U.S. in 2003. MSNBC describes Tamerlan as a "prize-winning heavyweight boxer" who wanted to represent the United States at the Olympics. Slate found a photo essay about Tamerlan's training as a boxer in Salt Lake City called "Will Box for Passport."