Who Is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Man at the Center of the Boston Manhunt?

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Who Is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Man at the Center of the Boston Manhunt?

This morning, after a chaotic evening saw his partner in crime (and apparently his older brother) killed and as a city locked down to find him, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev emerged as the name of the man in the ongoing manhunt in Boston Friday. According to information culled from multiple unconfirmed reports, Tsarnaev is a 19-year-old "from the Russian Region near Chechnya" who has been living, for the past year, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Here's everything else we think we know about "Suspect No. 2" — a.k.a. the one in the white hat, the one authorities apparently saw drop a bomb-laden backpack in security footages — based on the flood of incoming reports:

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His name is Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev:

BREAKING: AP: Surviving Boston bomb suspect identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass. -SS

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 19, 2013

Dzhokar Is From Russia and Has Been Living in the U.S. for at least one year:

BREAKING: AP sources: Boston bomb suspects from Russia region near Chechnya, lived in US at least 1 year. -SS

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 19, 2013

The City of Cambridge awarded "Dzhokhar Tsarnaev" a $2,500 scholarship in 2011, according to Boston.com report. "The city is awarding the $2,500 scholarships to 45 students using contributions from citizens and businesses. About 35 to 45 scholarships are awarded each year, according to the city," reported Boston.com's Brock Parker. Tsarnaev was a senior at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School then. This time frame would make sense if the AP is reporting that Tsarnaev was in the U.S. for at least a year.

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Under an alternate spelling of his name, we found a "Djohar Tsarnaev" on Russian Facebook, who lists the Cambridge Rindge and Latin school as the last school he went to — and Boston as his current city.

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The age and name match up, with the suspect as well as his school. He was checking in with social media yesterday. One more photo.

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He's not Sunil Tripathi. "Sunil Tripathi" was muttered on the police scanner last night. Tripathi is a student at Brown and has been missing since March 16. Because of Sunil's perceived resemblance to the blurry shot, that he's currently missing, and his name being muttered on the police scanner, Sunil is being brought up as a terror suspect. Sunil is not the Boston bombing suspect. 

Where's He From?

New reporting from @petewilliamsnbc: DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV, born July 22, 1993, was born in Kyrgyzstan.

— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) April 19, 2013

 

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