April 20, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: 'Probably the Only Chechen Dude You Know'

Changed Twitter account to read, "Salam aleikum."

4:44 PM, APR 19, 2013 • BY JERYL BIER
A website that places a "value" on Twitter accounts has increased the estimated value of suspected Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's from $37 to more than $37,000 as of late Friday afternoon due to the tens of thousands of new curious followers.  Multiple news organizations reported the existence of the account Friday afternoon even as the manhunt continued.  While Tsarnaev's current Twitter icon is a picture of a roaring lion, a cached version of the site shows his previous icon was a photo of himself.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: 'Probably the Only Chechen Dude You Know'
The cached version of the Account-Market site also shows that Tsarnaev's bio used to read "lazy but i get **** done" instead of the current "Salam aleikum," which means "peace be upon you" in Arabic.  An even earlier version of his bio read "probably the only Ch



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Watertown police chief Edward Deveau said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old suspected Boston Marathon bomber who was captured alive on Friday, killed his older brother Tamerlan by driving over him and dragging his body through the street with a carjacked SUV Thursday night.

Deveau, in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Saturday, said police officers were handcuffing Tamerlan, who had run out of ammunition, when Dzhokhar came at them in a carjacked SUV. Watertown officers were able to get out of the way.
The brothers were armed with pipe bombs, firearms, and explosives and had been in a firefight with officers on Thursday night after they reportedly "assassinated" an MIT police officer. Deveau said a pressure cooker bomb also went off during the firefight, causing a major explosion. The brothers threw explosives at the officers. 
Dzhokhar eventually abandoned the SUV, fleeing on foot. He hid in a land-docked boat in a Watertown neighborhood, where law enforcement found him Friday evening.
According to Deveau, a person who had gone out for a walk and noticed a trail of blood leading to the boat called authorities. 
When officers first arrived on the scene, Dzhokhar fired at them, and heat-sensing helicopters told law enforcement when there was movement in the boat.

After the initial "heated exchange," Deveau said there were no more shots fired. 
Based on Thursday night's shootout, Watertown officers were afraid the younger brother would have explosives strapped to his body. Officers forced him to lift his shirt up so they could see his bare chest to make sure he did not have explosives strapped on him. 
Police are not sure what kind of weapons Dzhokhar had, and the crime scene is still live. Deveau said he does not know what is in the boat.