Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev transferred from hospital to prison - US marshals service
"The U.S. Marshals Service confirms that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been transported from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is now confined at the Bureau of Prisons facility FMC Devens at Ft. Devens, Mass.," said U.S. Marshals Service spokesman Drew Wade.
Investigators believe the two Boston bombing suspects had planned to set off bombs in New York's Times Square, law enforcement and national security sources said on Thursday.
One source said this was based on information that surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators in a Boston hospital, where he is recovering from wounds.
Mayor of New York City Bloomberg confirmed at a press conference that the two brothers suspected of detonating bombs at the Boston Marathon last week hoped to wreak similar havoc in New York City’s Times Square.
Sources tell Reuters that investigators handling the Monday, April 15 terrorist attack in Boston, Massachusetts believe Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were planning to set off explosives in midtown Manhattan if they could keep police off their tail following the marathon bombing.
The sources say the two brothers intended to travel to New York last Thursday after hijacking a vehicle outside of Boston in the town of Cambridge, but a shootout with police moments later put a dent in their plan.
The two brothers suspected of carrying out last week's deadly Boston Marathon bombing decided, to drive to Manhattan and detonate more explosives in Times Square, after the FBI released photos of them, New York City officials said on Thursday.
Their plan began to unravel when they realized a Mercedes sport utility vehicle they had hijacked on April 18, three days after the Boston bombing, did not have enough gasoline for the journey, said New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
Had the brothers made it to Manhattan, one source says they planned to bring upwards of seven explosive devices.
The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, stopped talking to investigators when read his Miranda rights. Tsarnaev’s parents met US diplomats in Russia, and his father plans to go to the US to “find out the truth."
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev immediately stopped talking after a magistrate judge and a representative from the US Attorney's office entered his hospital room and gave him his Miranda warning, according to a US law enforcement source and four officials of both political parties briefed on the interrogation. They insisted on anonymity because the briefing was private.
Before being advised of his rights, the 19-year-old suspect told authorities that his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, only recently had recruited him to be part of the attack that detonated pressure-cooker bombs at the marathon finish line, two US officials said.
The father of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings said on Thursday he will not seek to avenge the death of his son Tamerlan, and that he plans to move his US daughter-in-law and grandson to Russia to be near him.
The older Tsarnaev brother, Tamerlan, 26, who had an American wife and young son, died in a shootout with police on Friday. A few hours later his younger brother, Dzhokhar, 19, was captured after a manhunt that shut down much of Boston and its surrounding areas. He remains in a Boston hospital where he is being treated for injuries to his head, neck, legs and hand.
Dzhokhar has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction, which could carry the death penalty.
“I will not try to avenge anybody; I simply want to get my son back and bury him here,” said their father Anzor Tsarnaev, a resident of Russia’s volatile southern republic of Dagestan who previously lived in the US with his family.
“I do not hold any religious or extremist views,” he said, adding that he wanted to bring Tamerlan’s wife and child over to Russia.
He said Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of the two suspects, has no plans yet to return to the United States, but that he will fly there today or tomorrow.
Tsarnaeva, who is currently in Dagestan with her husband, said on Thursday she is considering giving up her US citizenship over the incident.
She has repeatedly stated that her sons were innocent and that they were framed.
A police source had previously said that the suspects’ parents had agreed to visit the United States to assist in the ongoing investigation, after a team from the US Embassy in Moscow spoke with them in Dagestan this week.
Tsarnaeva could be arrested if she returns to the United States, said a clerk at the district court in Natick, Massachusetts.
According to the clerk, court documents show Tsarnaeva was arrested for shoplifting last year at a Lord & Taylor department store in Natick after security workers called police. She was accused of stealing $1,600 worth of clothes from the store.
Tsarnaeva was arrested on June 13, 2012 and arraigned the following day on one count of larceny and two counts of malicious damage to property. Court documents show she had several pre-trial dates in 2012, but didn’t show up.
She dismissed the theft charges against her on Thursday as “nonsense.”
Her sons are suspected of having planted the homemade bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, killing three people and injuring more than 200.
Mother of the Boston bombing suspects has said she is going to drop American citizenship.
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva and her husband are residents of Makhachkala, the regional capital of Russia’s Dagestan.
Zubeidat is accused the US of trying to “frame” her sons for the terror attack on the Boston Marathon earlier this month. “I’m thinking of giving up the citizenship over this incident. I think I’ll do that,” she said.
A twin blast ripped through Boston on April 15, killing three people and mutilating 200 runners near the finish line.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was caught late on 19 April after a dramatic chase. He has been admitted to hospital and is said to be in satisfactory health.
The only surviving suspect will stand the trial on charges of using a mass destruction weapon that killed three. His elder brother died of wounds he received during a shootout last Friday.
US issues arrest warrant for Boston suspects' mother
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of two brothers who are accused of setting off two bombs at the Boston Marathon, will be arrested in the US if she chooses to pay a visit.
Tsarnaeva said on Wednesday that she and her husband would be flying to the US shortly to take part in court hearings on the case of her surviving son.
As it became known on Thursday, the US authorities have issued an arrest warrant for
Tsarnaeva was to appear before a Boston court on October 25th 2012 on charges of stealing $1,600 worth of clothes from a Lord & Taylor. She never turned up for court hearings.
On Wednesday, the FBI questioned Tsarnaeva in connection with the terrorist attack committed by her sons – Tamerlan and Dzhokar. According to the Tsarnaev brothers’ uncle Ruslan Tsarni, she could have “inspired” the two young people to commit an act of terror thanks to frequent visits to their house by a radical Islamic preacher, who spent hours talking to Tamerlan, the Tsarnaevs’ uncle said.
Sixteen hours after investigators began interrogating him, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings went silent: He’d just been read his constitutional rights.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev immediately stopped talking after a magistrate judge and a representative from the U.S. Attorney's office entered his hospital room and gave him his Miranda warning, according to four officials of both political parties briefed on the interrogation. They insisted on anonymity because the briefing was private.
Before being advised of his rights, the 19-year-old suspect told authorities that his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, only recently had recruited him to be part of the attack that detonated pressure-cooker bombs at the marathon finish line, two U.S. officials said.
A remote control for a toy play car was used by the Boston Marathon bombers to set off their deadly explosives.
Remote control which included a transmitter powered by a rechargeable “C” battery, was found among the debris of the pressure-cooker bombs planted by brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, said Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger.
The Maryland Democrat said the FBI revealed the detonation system during a briefing about the April 15 attack, which killed three and injured more than 200.
“It was a remote control for toy cars,” Ruppersberger said. “Which says to me . . . they got the information on how to build the bomb from Inspire magazine.”
Tamerlan Tsarnayev, one of the Boston bombing suspects, was added to a terrorism database 18 months ago at the request of the CIA. The FBI had been investigating the suspect, but found no evidence of a threat, US officials said as quoted by BBC`s web site.
The Russian authorities had alerted Washington to the activities of Tamerlan Tsarnayev, who was believed to have links to radical Islamists but the FBI failed to find enough evidence of threat to US security.
The 26-year-old Tsarnaev was killed during a police operation last week. His brother Dzhokhar, 19, was injured and remains in hospital, where he is being interrogated over the bombs.
Three people were killed and more than 260 wounded when two devices exploded at the Boston Marathon on 15 April.
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