Tonight on AC360: Boston manhunt
April 19th, 2013
07:00 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Boston manhunt

The manhunt for the 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is not over. But we now know more about the saga that's unfolded in the past 24 hours, including the tragic death of MIT police officer Sean Collier.

Dzhokar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev were identified by police as the suspects in the photos released by the FBI on Thursday at an evening press conference. Hours later the men engaged in a gun battle with law enforcement and threw explosives. Dzhokar got away, driving over his brother who was shot by police. Tamerlan later died at a Boston hospital.

A source tells CNN that he was wearing explosives and a triggering device. Anderson will interview the doctor who treated the suspect and also cared for the victims of the attack this week.

After Dzhokar's escape in Watertown, parts of Boston were on lockdown, transit ceased, and residents were instructed to only open their doors for police. Heavily armed officers launched a door-to-door search. The stay indoors request had been lifted this evening, but that statement was retracted around 7 p.m. when gunshots were heard in the Watertown area and police swarmed the scene.

Anderson reports from Boston on the latest, and he'll speak with friends and others who knew the suspects and their family. Tune in at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.

If you have any information about the suspect, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI, 911, or submit information at https://bostonmarathontips.fbi.gov/. You may also contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

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  1. RL Guillen

    I would like to see the video of the boston bombers placing the two bombs on the street. Why has this video which is known to exist not being made public. It seems to me that we know the two brothers were there in pictures, but why has the video that allegedly exist showing them placing the bombs not been made public, as that would be the most critical evidence showing that they in fact did it? I want to have that video made public and we all need to see it.

    April 22, 2013 at 3:36 am |
  2. jacqui anderson

    what about the PENSKE truck and driver who was turned away from a restricted area just mins before the bombs went off???

    April 19, 2013 at 10:20 pm |
  3. Lawrence Wilson

    Piers Morgan had Prof. Dershowitz on his program. In response to what would happen next, Prof. D. opined what an appointed Public Defender would discuss with the apprehended defendant. He suggested that the attorney would say, "What do you want to do?" " Do you want to blame it all on your brother or what", or something to that effect. Would Prof. Dershowitz like to expand on whether defense attorneys, private or public, suggest possible defense theories to defendants upon first meeting with them? Would you ask Dershowitz to come back on your show?

    April 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm |
  4. Victor

    People do not become violent or terrorist because of their names. One idiot on AC360 basically told that these two suspects become what they are because their parents named them Tamerlan (as Central Asian conqueror Tamerlane) and Dzhokhar (president of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria‎ Dzhokhar Dudaev, but he said president of Czech republic). One must be really stupid to say that.

    April 19, 2013 at 8:51 pm |
  5. jay schuster

    Anderson- I am appalled to hear your fellow commentator talk about going over the "lessons learned" after this is over. Obviously, there are no lessons learned by the F.B.I. from 9/11- to wit, let us not forget that the F.B.I. ignored one of their own Denver field agents prior to 9/11 when he warned of terrorists attending flight school. Now we're learning that foreign governments advises us about the older brother well in advance of this episode. I ask you, how much more American blood must be shed on U.S. soil before the F.B,I. and any other U.S. intelligence gathering agencies are held accountable for their failures?? I suggest that, immediately, the President sign a presidential edict into law ( or, if not that we find a U.S. Senator to sponsor a bill) requiring that any such tip/intel be shared with multiple federal agencies, i.e. C.I.A., F.B.I., the President, Homeland Security, etc. so that no one person can play God and single handedly dismiss possible key intel. I am sick and tired of grieving, sick and tired of seeing an angry president giving a speech at a memorial service that might have been avoided. I urge you, as a well respected and trusted journalist, to promote this solution on your broadcasts. The system has worked twice now, it has been the choices made by key humans that has failed us. We have grieved long and hard as a nation because of these errors.

    April 19, 2013 at 8:40 pm |
  6. Tereza

    Anderson, your analyst just a few minutes ago said that the second Boston suspect's name Dzhokar was the same as the name of the first president of the Czech Republic... did he mean "Vaclav" (Havel)?! Or is it perhaps only remotely possible that he confused the Czech and Chechen Republics? Tell him to get his geography knowledge right!

    April 19, 2013 at 8:37 pm |
  7. Mary Reddemann

    can they or have they used heat sensing devices on the boat/

    April 19, 2013 at 8:35 pm |
  8. Rhonda

    If law enforcement want to get 2nd bomber alive, why would they not just use tranquiizer dart of something like that? Why do they have to have bullets to shoot to kill. I would very much like to know what they cannot use such tools.
    (Understand about booby trap... but just talking about taking down the individual)

    Thank you

    April 19, 2013 at 8:28 pm |
  9. Mary Anne King

    Why in the world are the100 neighbors being allowed to hang around the dangerous house? And at the same time complaining that their houses weren't checked earlier in the day by the police. They will be trying to sue if they get hurt as a result of their foolishness. Get in your houses!

    April 19, 2013 at 8:26 pm |