One Boston Marathon suspect dead, Boston on lockdown; Update: “Shelter in place” extended to entire city; Update: Taxi service suspended; Update: 2nd suspect cornered?; Update: Uncle says both are “absolute losers”; Update: Now looking for two suspects? Update: BPD finds gray Honda CRV empty; Update: NBC: Looking at ties to Islamist terror group; Update: Split up?

posted at 6:58 am on April 19, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

One suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead, and the city of Boston is on lockdown as police search for the second.  The one died from both gunshots and an explosion that he apparently set off, according to first reports:

The search for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects — the man seen wearing a white baseball cap — this morning led to the sudden shutdown of the MBTA’s entire network of commuter rail, bus, and subway services.

State authorities also asked people who live in Watertown, Waltham, Newton, Belmont, Cambridge, and Allston-Brighton to stay home and for businesses in those cities and towns to stay closed. …

The other Boston Marathon bombing suspect, the man seen wearing a black hat in photos released Thursday evening, is dead after firing bullets and launching explosives at police.

“We believe these are the same individuals that were responsible for the bombing Monday at the Marathon,’’ State Police Colonel Timothy Alben said today. “We believe that they are responsible for the death of an MIT police officer and the shooting of an MBTA police officer. This is a very serious situation that we are dealing with.’’

Via Twitchy, the Associated Press has reported that both bombing suspects came here from Chechnya a little over a year ago:

And they may be brothers:

I’d take that with a grain of salt for now.  I’ve seen other names floated for the other bomber, too.

Update: According to NBC News, it started with an armed robbery of a 7-11:

With a bomb strapped to his chest, one of the Boston Marathon suspects was killed early Friday after he and his accomplice robbed a 7-Eleven, shot a police officer to death, carjacked an SUV and hurled explosives out the window in an extraordinary firefight with law enforcement, authorities told NBC News.

The second suspect — the one in the white hat in photos released by the FBI — was on the loose, and police ordered people in the Boston suburb of Watertown to stay in their homes and businesses not to open. Boston shut down its buses and subway system for the hunt.

The suspects are brothers with the last name Tsarnaez, law enforcement officials told NBC News. The suspect on the loose is 19 and has a Massachusetts driver’s license, they said. Law enforcement officials told NBC News that both men had international ties, had been in the United States about a year and had military experience.

Not exactly a low profile, but after having your pictures all over every news outlet in America, it’s not exactly surprising to see a panicked reaction.

Update: Also from the NBC report:

Andrew Kitzenberg, who lives in Watertown, said he saw the two men shooting at six police cars from 70 or 80 yards away.

“There was a long exchange of gunfire,” told NBC News in an interview. “They were also utilizing bombs, which sounded and looked like grenades, while engaging in the gunfight,” he said. “They also had what looked like a pressure-cooker bomb.”

Again, we’ll know more when the dust settles, and eyewitnesses might not have the expertise to identify bomb types, especially at night.  Clearly, though, these were not your average stick-up men.

Update: Third man?

I’m watching WDHD TV’s live coverage, and they are reporting that the pair told their carjacking victim that they were the bombers from the Boston Marathon.

Update:  Mediaite clipped this from a local broadcast, with eyewitness video of the shootout. Listen to how many rounds are fired in this exchange:

Update: One MIT police officer is dead, another police officer wounded, but the story of the carjacking and kidnapping seems odd with those in mind:

About 10:30, police received reports that a campus security officer at M.I.T. was shot while he sat in his police cruiser. He was found with multiple gunshot wounds, according to a statement issued by Middlesex Acting District Attorney Michael Pelgro, Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas, and MIT Police Chief John DiFava. The officer was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A short time later, police received reports of an armed carjacking of a Mercedes SUV by two males in the area of Third Street in Cambridge, the statement said. “The victim was carjacked at gunpoint by two males and was kept in the car with the suspects for approximately a half hour,” the statement said. He was later released, uninjured, at a gas station on Memorial Drive in Cambridge.

Why leave the driver alive? It allowed the man to alert PD, which led to the shootout.  The other suspect then used the SUV as a battering ram to make his escape:

Meanwhile, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, said Mr. Kitzenberg, got back into the SUV, turned it toward officers and “put the pedal to the metal.” The car “went right through the cops, broke right through and continued west.”

The two men left “a few backpacks right by the car, and there is a bomb robot out there now.” Police had told residents to stay away from their windows, he said.

As of last night, Dzokhar was still relaxed enough to check in on Facebook, apparently:

Update: Too good to check?

Update: WHDH reports that the two brothers may have come here as young children, as long as a decade ago.  The name of the dead brother has been released, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Update: ABC’s Pierre Thomas reports that police are “worried” that other bombs may be planted around the city, and that they may be looking for “associates” that may have been involved.  Police also tell ABC that paramilitary training seems to be part of the Tsarnaev’s background based on how they handled the shootout and the bombing.

Update: Just in case…

Update: Gov. Deval Patrick issues a statement to tell people in the search area to stay inside with doors locked, and not to let anyone enter without a valid law-enforcement ID.  ”We have every asset that we can possibly muster on the ground right now.”

The police announced at the same briefing that the “shelter in place” recommendation has been expanded to the entire city of Boston.

Update: This is reportedly Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s YouTube account.  If so (and it’s still unconfirmed), a theme emerges rather quickly.

Update: The extraordinary lockdown continues and is extended to taxi service:

Plus, confirmation from a family member that the two suspects were brothers:

And the timing of their arrival:

So, as Allahpundit asked me in a DM — when were these two radicalized? That may have some significance for policy down the road.

Update: New suspect photo from the BPD:

Update: According to Fox’s live feed, the police have someone cornered in a Watertown house.  Lots of police and SWAT personnel on scene.  Police on bullhorns are yelling, “Come out! Come out!”

Update: Perhaps this was the “third person of interest”?

Update: According to Fox’s live broadcast, the uncle of the two bombing suspects said that both of his nephews are “absolute losers,” and called for Dzhokhar to surrender.  So far, no change on the standoff.

Update: While the standoff continues, this alert just went out in New York City:

Could just be caution, could be unrelated, but definitely bears watching.

Update: The FBI released another picture of Dzhokar:

Update: NPR says that the police are pessimistic about the prospects of taking Dzhokar alive in this standoff:

Update: The suspects’ uncle may have had no sympathy for his nephews, but their father called Dzhokhar “a true angel“:

“My son is a true angel,” the elder Tsarnaev said. “Dzhokhar is a second-year medical student in the U.S. He is such an intelligent boy. We expected him to come on holidays here.”

I think we can cut Dad some slack here.  What a horrible, horrible day it would be for an unsuspecting parent.

Update: Supposedly the BPD is acting on “Internet intelligence” that the suspect is threatening to kill as many people as possible in revenge for his dead brother, but that comes from a Twitter account that is probably fake; it was just created this morning.  I wouldn’t doubt that the suspect is prepared to do that, since his brother had injuries from an explosive device that may have been strapped to his body, so suicide vests are a big possibility.

Update: NBC now says that PD are looking for two other suspects:

Maybe related to the Niagara Falls story?

Update: Not much happening at the Watertown standoff at the moment, but the Niagara Falls story seems to be resolving itself as unrelated and no issue.  However, PD have sent out an alert for a gray Honda CRV with MA plate 316-ES9 that may be heading to Connecticut.

Update: The Connecticut state police have found the gray Honda CRV flagged in the alert, apparently empty:

UPDATE:  This vehicle has been recovered in Boston. All calls regarding this case should be directed to Boston investigators.

 Sounds as though this may be a false lead.

Update: The car was actually discovered in Cambridge, so it didn’t go far after all.

Update: Probably not a big surprise at this point:

https://twitter.com/DylanByers/status/325258792436658178

That doesn’t mean that they’ve found any ties, of course, but clearly they’re looking that direction for motive and assistance.

Update: This is interesting — Boston PD have allowed taxi service to resume:

https://twitter.com/nprnews/status/325264230448250880

On the other hand, they’re currently bolstering their presence at another location in Cambridge, although that could be to deal with an IED that got tossed out during the police chase, which has been a possibility that police are trying to probe.

Update: UMass Dartmouth is on lockdown, and their website says that police are looking for one of their students in connection to the bombing:

“UMass Dartmouth has learned that a person being sought in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing has been identified as a student registered at UMass Dartmouth,” reads a notice on the university’s website.

Curious. Dzhokhar, or an accomplice?

Update: Now apparently police think that the two brothers split up at some point, which would put the earlier report of Dzhokhar driving over his brother to escape into urban-legend status. The second car’s abandonment in Cambridge may mean that the second suspect isn’t actually in the house in Watertown … or  could be.

Stay tuned, and get prepared for a long day.

Update: NPR picks up on a CNN report that the Watertown standoff may be related to an accomplice, not Dzhokhar:

CNN reports it has been told by law enforcement sources that the latest area of Watertown where police have brought in heavy forces and have asked the media to move back is where a possible accomplice of the suspects is located — not fugitive Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Oh. I thought you were gleefully rubbing our noses in it because we were all so wrong.

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 12:04 PM

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you were still wrong to jump to conclusions.

sesquipedalian on April 19, 2013 at 12:08 PM

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Nyahh nyahh de boo boo ….. THHHHHHHHHBBBBBBBBBBBBB (raspberry)

listens2glenn on April 19, 2013 at 12:21 PM

“Islam is the lone wolf cell.”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 19, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Officers, find cover?

MontanaMmmm on April 19, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Whatever “30 Adams” is, they’re taking cover, apparently getting ready to do something.

BobMbx on April 19, 2013 at 12:21 PM

BLACKHAWKS!!!!

Sorry Bish, it’s tough to get a fast frigate inland.

hawkdriver on April 19, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Eh, knowing the quality of Army pilots to Navy pilots they are probably thinking that the Army will inadvertently crash into the perp’s house.

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 12:22 PM

you were still wrong to jump to conclusions.

sesquipedalian on April 19, 2013 at 12:08 PM

“The police acted stupidly.”

I feel your pain, sister, I feel your pain.

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 12:23 PM

These Uncles seem like good folks.

hawkdriver on April 19, 2013 at 12:18 PM

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Yes … and he may end up being ‘targeted’, on account of what he has said to the journalists.

listens2glenn on April 19, 2013 at 12:24 PM

hawkdriver on April 19, 2013 at 12:13 PM
Eh, knowing the quality of Army pilots to Navy pilots they are probably thinking that the Army will inadvertently crash into the perp’s house.

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Banzai?

hawkdriver on April 19, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Banzai?

hawkdriver on April 19, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Army pilot: “Hey what’s this button for?”

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 12:26 PM

The police should check the Harvard Faculty Club for the perp. I could see him holed up with the faculty, drinking hot chocolate, sharing complaints about Americans, and all the while the faculty urging him to surrender wearing a John Deere hat and cross around his neck.

Punchenko on April 19, 2013 at 12:26 PM

BLACKHAWKS!!!!

Sorry Bish, it’s tough to get a fast frigate inland.

hawkdriver on April 19, 2013 at 12:13 PM

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Eh, knowing the quality of Army pilots to Navy pilots they are probably thinking that the Army will inadvertently crash into the perp’s house.

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 12:22 PM

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C’mon now, it’s only seven and one-half months till the next Army-Navy Game.

: )

listens2glenn on April 19, 2013 at 12:28 PM

listens2glenn on April 19, 2013 at 12:24 PM

hawkdriver on April 19, 2013 at 12:13 PM
Eh, knowing the quality of Army pilots to Navy pilots they are probably thinking that the Army will inadvertently crash into the perp’s house.

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Banzai?

hawkdriver on April 19, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Army pilot: “Hey what’s this button for?”

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 12:26 PM

You flyboys crack me up. :)

itsspideyman on April 19, 2013 at 12:39 PM

All of that aside, speaking as a jurist who served on a trial that involved way too much than I wanted to hear about child molestation, rates of recidivism, and graphic details of the situation in question, I’m quite frankly FINE with them being stamped with the identifier for the rest of their lives.

Midas on April 19, 2013 at 11:14 AM

I think the Puritans were on to something. I’m all for letting felons and sex offenders go – we’ll just brand them with a scarlet letter on their forehead (C for child molester, R for rapist, etc) and people can assess for themselves whether to associate. We can save money on maintaining registries, self-reporting and all that nonsense.

For once, Libturd has a point about paying a debt to society. The solution is just a matter of honesty about one’s past.

AH_C on April 19, 2013 at 12:41 PM

i bet you’ll have eggs on your faces when we find out who did it – comments are bookmarked just in case i have to rub it in, which i’ll do with great glee.

sesquipedalian on April 16, 2013 at 12:41 AM

you were still wrong to jump to conclusions.

sesquipedalian on April 19, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2013 at 12:42 PM

i bet you’ll have eggs on your faces when we find out who did it – comments are bookmarked just in case i have to rub it in, which i’ll do with great glee.

sesquipedalian on April 16, 2013 at 12:41 AM

you were still wrong to jump to conclusions.

sesquipedalian on April 19, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Resist, check this out

she’s a well known liar.

sesquipedalian on April 19, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2013 at 12:48 PM

you were still wrong to jump to conclusions.

sesquipedalian on April 19, 2013 at 12:08 PM

I doubt if you’re capable of rational thought, but here goes:

It’s not jumping to conclusions to understand the profile of an act.

If they had blown up an IRS office, I would have said it was likely to be domestic, possibly right-wing, but left-wingers do that, too.

If they had blown up a wealthy estate, or a wall street business, I would have said it was likely to be a left-wing OWS group.

As it is, they blew up random innocent people. That’s most likely to be radical Islamic terrorists. It COULD have been just a crazy dude, but that’s not as likely as radical Islam.

The Rogue Tomato on April 19, 2013 at 12:48 PM

I doubt if you’re capable of rational thought, but here goes:

The Rogue Tomato on April 19, 2013 at 12:48 PM

She’s a 360 degrees ‘thought’ harlot.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Pic of the Day: Boston Bomber Hijacked A Car With A Coexist Bumper Sticker

Resist We Much on April 19, 2013 at 12:44 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

He must have figured that the driver would be a sissy and not struggle in the least.

Wonder if the driver will be quietly scraping that sticker off when he gets the car back.

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 12:51 PM

And, if you want the full list of events, birth days, death days, and other events on 15 April:

April 15th

Resist We Much on April 19, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Ah yes, here it is:

1395 – Tokhtamysh–Timur war: Battle of the Terek River: Timur (that’s another name for Tamerlan) defeats Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde at the Volga.

Gelsomina on April 19, 2013 at 12:59 PM

she’s a well known liar.

sesquipedalian on April 19, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Prove it….and remember, you must demonstrate mens rea.

Resist We Much on April 19, 2013 at 1:01 PM

‘Toons of the Day: Dies Horribilis

Resist We Much on April 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Link not working.

Plus, check this out, in this thread. It’s about you.

she’s a well known liar.

sesquipedalian on April 19, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Awww timing…glad you saw. Your buds defended you, but none is like yourself.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Countdown to another Waco, Doerner, etc.

Say, if there’s an accomplice………

….that would mean THERE MIGHT BE A WIDER NETWORK OF JIHADIS?

THAT can’t be we’re all safe, Napolitano said so, right?

PappyD61 on April 19, 2013 at 1:03 PM

hawkdriver on April 19, 2013 at 12:24 PM
Army pilot: “Hey what’s this button for?”

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Navy REO: “Sir FWI, the a/c is acting up.”

Navy Pilot in Command: “EJECT, EJECT, EJECT!!!”

hawkdriver on April 19, 2013 at 1:21 PM

“FYI” …

hawkdriver on April 19, 2013 at 1:23 PM

If this guy is wearing a suicide vest, they should be looking for him in crowded areas.

keats5 on April 19, 2013 at 1:30 PM

“Islam is the lone wolf cell.”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 19, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Profound. Shall borrow quote

tom daschle concerned on April 19, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Thanks for link Daily Mail. UK coverage superior
excerpts:

The FBI made no mention of the men’s height, weight or age range and would not discuss the men’s ethnicity.

‘It would be inappropriate to comment on the ethnicity of the men because it could lead people down the wrong path potentially,’ said FBI agent Greg Comcowich, a spokesman for the Boston FBI office.
Agent Daniel Curtin said the FBI did not issue the photos earlier because authorities wanted to be meticulous: ‘It’s important to get it right.’

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston issued an emergency alert at 10.48 p.m. on Thursday night reporting that shots had been fired putting an officer was down and that a shooter was on the run.

It has been reported that a ‘Hispanic looking man’ took the officer’s weapon from him before firing on him.

Jeff Bauman, whose legs were blown away in the first explosion, told investigators that he stared right into the eyes of the man who tried to kill him

But just before 2.50 p.m. on Monday, Bauman was waiting in the crowd for his girlfriend to cross the finish line when a man wearing a cap, sunglasses and a black jacket over a hooded sweatshirt looked at Jeff, 27, and dropped a bag at his feet.

‘He woke up under so much drugs, asked for a paper and pen and wrote, ‘bag, saw the guy, looked right at me,’ Chris Bauman said yesterday in an interview given to Bloomberg.

entagor on April 19, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Of course – you just changed the 21 to 15, as Dudaev was assasinated on 21APR1996. THere’s no need to lie to make a story.

CycloneCDB on April 19, 2013 at 10:48 AM

OF COURSE, I CHANGED N-O-T-H-I-N-G!

I LIED ABOUT NOTHING AND, IF YOU CONTINUE MAKING THOSE ALLEGATIONS, YOU WILL NEED TO PROVE THAT I LIED OR CHANGED ANYFVCKINGTHING. AND, MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN PROVE MY MENS REA.

From the Wikipedia entry for ‘April 15′:

April 15h births:

1367 – Henry IV of England (d. 1413)

1452 – Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance polymath (d. 1519)

1489 – Mimar Sinan, Ottoman architect (d. 1588)

1552 – Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626)

1588 – Claudius Salmasius, French classical scholar (d. 1653)

1641 – Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician (d. 1722)

1642 – Suleiman II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1691)

1646 – Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)

1646 – Pierre Poiret, French mystic (d. 1719)

1684 – Catherine I of Russia (d. 1727)

1688 – Johann Friedrich Fasch, German composer (d. 1758)

1707 – Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (d. 1783)

1710 – William Cullen, Scottish physician (d. 1790)

1721 – Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, English military leader (d. 1765)

1741 – Charles Willson Peale, American painter, soldier and naturalist (d. 1827)

1772 – Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (d. 1844)

1793 – Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, German astronomer (d. 1864)

1794 – Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867)

1800 – James Clark Ross, English explorer (d. 1862)

1809 – Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician (d. 1877)

1828 – Jean Danjou, French Foreign Legion officer (d. 1863)

1832 – Wilhelm Busch, German poet (d. 1908)

1841 – Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian politician, philanthropist, and founder of the Seagram Company Ltd (d. 1919)

1843 – Henry James, American author (d. 1916)

1856 – Jean Moréas, Greek poet (d. 1910)

1858 – Émile Durkheim, French sociologist (d. 1917)

1861 – Bliss Carman, Canadian poet (d. 1929)

1874 – George Harrison Shull, American plant geneticist (d. 1954)

1874 – Johannes Stark, German physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1957)

1875 – James J. Jeffries, American boxer (d. 1953)

1878 – Robert Walser, Swiss writer (d. 1956)

1879 – Melville Henry Cane, American lawyer (d. 1980)

1883 – Stanley Bruce, Australian politician, 8th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)

1885 – Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Polish general (d. 1947)

1886 – Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)

1888 – Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)

1889 – Thomas Hart Benton, American painter (d. 1975)

1889 – A. Philip Randolph, American activist (d. 1979)

1892 – Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)

1892 – Theo Osterkamp, German fighter pilot (d. 1975)

1894 – Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet politician, Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1971)

1894 – Bessie Smith, American singer (d. 1937)

1895 – Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards player (d. 1980)

1896 – Robert Henry Best, South Carolina-born broadcaster of Nazi propaganda convicted of treason in 1948 (d. 1952)

1896 – Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)

1901 – Joe Davis, English snooker player (d. 1978)

1901 – René Pleven, French Politician (d. 1993)

1902 – Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)

1904 – Arshile Gorky, Armenian artist (d. 1948)

1907 – Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch ethologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1988)

1908 – Eden Ahbez, American songwriter (d. 1995)

1908 – Lita Grey, American actress (d. 1995)

1910 – Miguel Najdorf, Argentine chess grandmaster (d. 1997)

1912 – Kim Il-sung, Korean politician, Eternal President of North Korea (d. 1994)

1916 – Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American heir and businessman (d. 1982)

1916 – Helene Hanff, American writer (d. 1997)

1917 – Hans Conried, American actor (d. 1982)

1917 – James Kee, American politician (d. 1989)

1919 – Alberto Breccia, Uruguay-Argentine illustrator and writer (d. 1993)

1920 – Thomas Szasz, Hungarian-American psychiatrist (d. 2012)

1920 – Richard von Weizsäcker, German politician, President of Germany

1921 – Georgi Beregovoi, Russian cosmonaut (d. 1995)

1921 – Angelo DiGeorge, Italian-American pediatric endocrinologist (d. 2009)

1922 – Michael Ansara, Syrian-American actor

1922 – Hasrat Jaipuri, Hindi and Urdu poet and film lyricist (d. 1999)

1922 – Harold Washington, American politician (d. 1987)

1923 – Robert DePugh, American anti-Communist activist (d. 2009)

1924 – Sir Neville Marriner, English conductor

1927 – Robert Mills, American physicist (d. 1999)

1929 – Gérald Beaudoin, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2008)

1930 – Georges Descrières, French actor

1930 – Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Icelandic politician, President of Iceland

1931 – Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish writer, poet and translator, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature

1932 – Suresh Bhat, noted Marathi poet from the state of Maharashtra, India (d. 2003)

1933 – Roy Clark, American singer, musician, and television host

1933 – David Hamilton, British photographer, director and producer

1933 – Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (d. 1995)

1933 – Jim Towers, English footballer (d. 2010)

1935 – Stavros Paravas, Greek actor

1936 – Raymond Poulidor, French cyclist

1937 – Bob Luman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1978)

1938 – Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-born Italian actress

1938 – Hso Khan Pha, Burmese politician

1939 – Marty Wilde, British singer and songwriter

1940 – Jeffrey Archer, British author

1940 – Willie Davis, American baseball player (d. 2010)

1940 – Woodie Fryman, American baseball player (d. 2011)

1940 – Robert Lacroix, French-Canadian professor

1940 – Yossef Romano, Israeli weightlifter (d. 1972)

1940 – Robert Walker Jr., American actor

1941 – Howard Berman, American politician

1942 – Francis X. DiLorenzo, American bishop

1942 – Walt Hazzard, American basketball player (d. 2011)

1942 – Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)

1943 – Robert Lefkowitz, American physician, NobelPrize laureate

1944 – Dzhokhar Dudaev, Chechen leader, first President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (d. 1996)

1944 – Dave Edmunds, Welsh musician and producer (Love Sculpture and Rockpile)

1946 – Pete Rouse, American political consultant

1946 – Michael Tucci, American actor

1947 – Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, American television producer and writer

1947 – Mike Chapman, British songwriter and producer

1947 – Lois Chiles, American actress

1947 – Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish politician

1947 – Woolly Wolstenholme, British musician (Barclay James Harvest)

1948 – Michael Kamen, American composer (d. 2003)

1949 – Tonio K, American singer-songwriter

1949 – Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer

1949 – Craig Zadan, American producer, director, and writer

1950 – Josiane Balasko, French actress, director, and screenwriter

1950 – Amy Wright, American actress

1951 – Heloise, American columnist

1951 – John L. Phillips, American astronaut

1952 – Bengt Gingsjö, Swedish swimmer

1952 – Kym Gyngell, Australian comedian

1952 – Sam McMurray, American actor

1952 – Glenn Shadix, American actor (d. 2010)

1952 – Brian Muir, British sculptor and designer

1952 – Avital Ronell, American philosopher

1953 – Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Greek politician

1954 – Seka, American porn actress

1955 – Dodi Al-Fayed, Egyptian film producer (d. 1997)

1956 – Michael Cooper, American basketball player

1957 – Evelyn Ashford, American athlete

1958 – Keith Acton, Canadian hockey player and coach

1958 – Dolores Gordon-Smith, British writer

1958 – Noni Ioannidou, Greek model and actress

1958 – Memos Ioannou, Greek basketball player

1958 – Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer

1959 – Fruit Chan, Hong Kong director

1959 – Kevin Lowe, Canadian hockey player and manager

1959 – Emma Thompson, English actress

1959 – Thomas F. Wilson, American actor

1960 – Pierre Aubry, Canadian hockey player

1960 – Susanne Bier, Danish director

1960 – Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist

1960 – Tony Jones, English snooker player

1960 – Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant

1962 – Surjit Bindrakhia, Punjabi singer

1962 – Nawal El Moutawakel, Moroccan hurdler

1962 – Tom Kane, American voice actor

1963 – Bobby Pepper, American journalist

1965 – Linda Perry, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (4 Non Blondes)

1966 – Samantha Fox, English model, singer, and actress

1967 – Frankie Poullain, British musician (The Darkness)

1967 – Dara Torres, American swimmer

1968 – Ed O’Brien, British musician and songwriter (Radiohead)

1968 – Stacey Williams, American model

1969 – Jeromy Burnitz, American baseball player

1969 – Jimmy Waite, Canadian hockey player

1970 – Flex Alexander, American actor

1971 – Kate Harbour, English voice actress

1971 – Katy Hill, British television presenter

1971 – Jason Sehorn, American football player

1972 – Arturo Gatti, Canadian boxer (d. 2009)

1972 – Lou Romano, American voice actor

1974 – Mike Quinn, American football player

1974 – Keith Malley, American comedian and podcaster

1974 – Danny Pino, American actor

1974 – Douglas Spain, American actor

1974 – Tim Thomas, American hockey player

1975 – Paul Dana, American race car driver (d. 2006)

1975 – Phil Labonte, American singer and guitarist (All That Remains and Shadows Fall)

1976 – Jason Bonsignore, Canadian hockey player

1976 – Susan Ward, American actress

1977 – Brian Pothier, American hockey player

1977 – Sudarshan Pattnaik, Indian Sand artist

1978 – Austin Aries, American wrestler

1978 – Milton Bradley, American baseball player

1978 – Tim Corcoran, American baseball player

1978 – Luis Fonsi, Puerto Rican singer and composer

1980 – Patrick Carney, American drummer (The Black Keys)

1980 – Natalie Casey, British actress

1980 – James Foster, English cricketer

1980 – Michelle L’amour, American burlesque performer

1980 – Raúl López, Spanish basketball player

1980 – Willie Mason, Australian rugby player

1980 – Aida Mollenkamp, American chef and writer

1980 – Victor Núñez, Costa Rican footballer

1980 – Fränk Schleck, Luxembourgish cyclist

1980 – Billy Yates, American football player

1981 – Andrés D’Alessandro, Argentine football player

1981 – Seth Wulsin, American artist

1982 – Michael Aubrey, American baseball player

1982 – Anthony Green, American singer-songwriter and musician (Circa Survive, The Sound of Animals Fighting, Saosin, High and Driving, and Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer)

1982 – Albert Riera, Spanish footballer

1982 – Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and writer

1983 – Blu, American rapper and producer (All City Chess Club)

1983 – Alice Braga, Brazilian actress

1983 – Matt Cardle, British singer-songwriter

1983 – Dudu Cearense, Brazilian footballer

1983 – Ilya Kovalchuk, Russian hockey player

1983 – Bronson La’Cassie, Australian golfer

1983 – Martin Pedersen, Danish cyclist

1984 – Cam Janssen, American hockey player

1984 – Ben Kasica, American guitarist and producer (Skillet)

1984 – Daniel Paille, Canadian hockey player

1985 – Diana Zubiri, Filipina actress

1985 – Chris Cates, American baseball player

1985 – John Danks, American baseball player

1985 – Ryan Hamilton, Canadian hockey player

1985 – Aaron Laffey, American baseball player

1985 – Amy Reid, American porn actress

1986 – Tom Heaton, English footballer

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1986 – Sylvain Marveaux, French footballer

1987 – Iyaz, Virgin Islander singer-songwriter

1987 – Sapphire Elia, English actress

1988 – Thomas Albanese, Italian footballer

1988 – Yann David, French rugby player

1988 – Eliza Doolittle, English singer-songwriter

1988 – Emily Parr, English actress

1988 – Beate Schrott, Austrian hurdler

1989 – Andre Kinney, American actor

1990 – Emma Watson, English actress

1991 – Daiki Arioka, Japanese actor and singer (Hey! Say! JUMP)

1992 – Amy Diamond, Swedish singer and actress

1992 – Kimberly Dos Ramos, Venezuelan actress, model, and singer

1992 – Richard Sandrak, American bodybuilder, martial artist, and actor

1992 – John Guidetti, Swedish footballer

1993 – Madeleine Martin, American actress

1997 – Maisie Williams, English actress

1999 – Sharlene San Pedro, Filipino actress

Resist We Much on April 19, 2013 at 1:37 PM

In other news, Huffington Post is reporting that the Boston Police are apparently also investigating this incident which they have identified as a “hate crime.”

Given the fact that the area police are conceding that even the disabling of potential bombs which may be lying around on the street (having been thrown there by the “terror bros.” and which perhaps may even be sitting around in the boys’ apartment, is being put on the “back burner” as a priority as a result of the primacy of the ongoing manhunt, you really have to wonder if the investigation of this “hate crime” will also be put on the “back burner,” at least until the apprehension (or neutralization) of young Dzhokhar?

Gee . . . really nice timing on the part of HuffPo, no?

Trochilus on April 19, 2013 at 1:43 PM

‘Toons of the Day: Dies Horribilis

Sesqui, PROVE HOW I HAVE LIED.

Resist We Much on April 19, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Sesqui, PROVE HOW I HAVE LIED.

Resist We Much on April 19, 2013 at 1:49 PM

360 degrees of crickets.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2013 at 2:04 PM

FBI removing items from the suspect’s sister’s home.

Plus this.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Oh. I thought you were gleefully rubbing our noses in it because we were all so wrong.
Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 12:04 PM

.
you were still wrong to jump to conclusions.

sesquipedalian on April 19, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Facepalm :)

jimver on April 19, 2013 at 2:36 PM

i bet you’ll have eggs on your faces

sesquipedalian on April 16, 2013 at 12:41 AM

you were still wrong to jump to conclusions.

sesquipedalian on April 19, 2013 at 12:08 PM

This one sure has stupid written all over it.

CW on April 19, 2013 at 2:51 PM

360 degrees of crickets.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Told you

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2013 at 3:25 PM

This what the leftists would start (see George Bush permitted the Twin Towers destruction.):

So, who benefits by a couple of hapless Chechnyans bombing the Boston Marathon?

justltl on April 19, 2013 at 3:25 PM

If we find out that those two clowns joined the NRA before the bombing, I’m calling bullshite.

justltl on April 19, 2013 at 3:37 PM

This what the leftists would start (see George Bush permitted the Twin Towers destruction.):

So, who benefits by a couple of hapless Chechnyans bombing the Boston Marathon?

justltl on April 19, 2013 at 3:25 PM

I suspect that the situation room in the White House is busy with the REB, Val and the team, setting strategy on how to use Boston to their advantage, re both immigration and gun control.

I expect that survivors of the bombing will be the next bunch to be shuttled around on Air Force One.

slickwillie2001 on April 19, 2013 at 3:45 PM

slickwillie2001 on April 19, 2013 at 3:45 PM

On a serious note, you can absolutely bet on that. Those worms will be working overtime trying to figure a way to spin this mess to their favor.

Rebuttal:
“This didn’t happen when Bush was president.”

justltl on April 19, 2013 at 3:53 PM

I have a son at MIT. I followed the link they sent us following the shooting. The campus security guard was just a kid, as you can see here. Very sad.

STL_Vet on April 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

you were still wrong to jump to conclusions.

sesquipedalian on April 19, 2013 at 12:08 PM

It’s funny how it’s wrong for anonymous commenters on a website to jump to a correct conclusion, but it’s perfectly OK for nationally-known journalists and people like you to repeatedly jump to incorrect conclusions. Every single time there’s a violent act every single network news show as well as CNN and MSNBC blame it on the right-wing, even though they’ve been wrong on every single previous occasion.

Take your phony indignation and blow it out your azz you hypocritical douchenozzle. You’re an obnoxious, filthy little sh!t who badly needs an attitude adjustment.

Walter Sobchak on April 19, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Re the UMass-Dartmouth lockdown, I’ll wager odds on accomplice.

Steve Eggleston on April 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Well, given the location of their residence, they didn’t need a driver, nor was there an issue with them needing to assemble the bombs close to the situs of the crime as a result of the potential for instability of the fully assembled devices.

But, Steve, I tend to agree with you. Even if it was just someone acting as a spotter, i.e., someone to walk ahead just to be sure that a.) there were no metal detectors they needed to pass through in walking unimpeded into the finish line area; or 2.) to check if there were officers with metal detector wands walking around and checking a percentage of spectators carrying large bundle or packages. People are regularly checked at ball parks.

Trochilus on April 19, 2013 at 5:51 PM

I really hope the little bastard has a severe and permanent ringing in the ears from all of the explosives and gunfire, that torments him every night for the rest of his life as he rots in jail, as a constant reminder of what he did.

Sharke on April 20, 2013 at 11:46 AM

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