More is emerging about the criminal case against the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
U.S. officials say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother appear to have been motivated by their religious views, not any connection to any Muslim terrorist groups. The officials made the assessment after Tsarnaev was interrogated in his hospital room, where he's being treated for severe wounds allegedly suffered during violent encounters with law enforcement following the Boston Marathon bombings.
There have been many developments in the Boston Marathon bombing overnight. Twenty four hours ago, investigators didn’t know very much about who was responsible for Monday’s attack.
Here’s how last night’s events played out.
Late Thursday afternoon the FBI released photographs and video of two suspects and appealed to the public’s help identifying them. Around 10 p.m. shots were fired on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge. At 10:30, an MIT campus police officer, who was later pronounced dead, was found with multiple shot wounds in his vehicle.
Police in Boston have released a new photo showing the man believed to be a suspect in the marathon bombings.
In the new photo, he's wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt pulled up on his head. The photo was taken at a 7-Eleven in Cambridge, just across the river from Boston.
AP sources identify the man as 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the bombing suspect who is still alive. The other bombing suspect was killed overnight in an exchange of gunfire with police.