The Boston Marathon bombing suspect currently on the run has been identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, according to the Boston Police Department.
The FBI also released a new photo of Tsarnaev, a normal portrait-type image. The Boston Police Department released a new photo as well, apparently showing him at a younger age.
Gazette web searches for Tsarnaev found that he attended the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, where he was an all-star wrestler in 2011. In 2010, someone in Cambridge with his name signed a petition at GoPetition.com in support of keeping backyard chickens and ducks in Cambridge. In 2011, someone of the same name posted on a site for a University of Massachusetts Dartmouth class project on various topics, including support for the teens many say were wrongly convicted in the controversial “West Memphis Three” murder case.
The West Memphis Three post read: “In this case it would have been hard to protect or defend these young boys if the whole town exclaimed in happiness at the arrest. Also, to go against the authorities isn’t the easiest thing to do. Don’t get me wrong though, I am appalled at the situation but I think that the town was scared and desperate to blame someone. It’s because of stories like this and such occurrences that make a positive change in the world. I’m pretty sure there won’t be anymore similar tales like this. In any case, if they do, people won’t stand quiet, I hope.”
The wanted poster published by the AP can be seen at bigstory.ap.org/photo/boston-marathon-explosions-348.