GMA: Suspect 2 May Be Wearing a Suicide Vest
Good Morning America reported April 19 2013 that the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings still on the loose in Boston may be wearing a suicide vest. A police officer on the police scanner said that a trigger was found on the suspect who died. If Suspect 2, the suspect still on the run, is indeed wearing a suicide vest, that would explain why the entire city of Boston and several surrounding communities have been asked to stay indoors.
Brian Ross, the correspondent on the ground in Boston, said that it would also explain why police swept the press area with bomb-sniffing dogs before the governor spoke. He said that police believe that this man is prepared to die when the end comes and may take others with him.
GMA: Suspects From Chechnya?
The two suspects are brothers and are believed to originally be from Chechnya. Suspect 2 has been in the United States for 12 years, since he was seven. He is believed to be armed and dangerous, with an assault rifle and several explosives. He is likely to take hostages and he is prepared to die in a confrontation with police. That’s why police are taking these extreme steps. Police confirmed that Suspect 2’s name is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. But police are still not sure what sort of connection these men still had to Chechnya and what their motivation for these crimes are. They’re also wondering if there are more suspects out there.
The brothers are believed to have spent time in Kyrgyzstan. There is a lot of open land there and GMA reported that there is a Muslim extremist faction in the nation. An individual named Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who may have been the same suspect, was named an all-star in wrestling two years ago, when the suspect would have been 17.
GMA: The Situation In Boston
GMA correspondent Linsey Davis is on the scene in Watertown. She said that the situation there is very grave. She said that people are looking over their shoulders there. She said that people are paying close attention to other people. She said there are lots of police, ambulances and bomb squads moving through Boston. Helicopters are flying overhead.