Photos of Boston bombing suspects, search spreading on social media
By Burke Olsen , Deseret News
Published: Friday, April 19 2013 9:55 a.m. MDT
This photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows a suspect that officials identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, being sought by police in the Boston Marathon bombings Monday. (FBI)
As the search for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev continues, information about him, including photos of him and his brother, is quickly circulating on social media platforms.
With his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, dead the search continues and both law enforcement agencies and concerned citizens are taking to Twitter, Flickr, Facebook and other social networks to spread photos that may help someone recognize and provide information to the FBI about the location of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
In addition to photos of the suspects released by the FBI and Boston law enforcement agencies, citizens also are uploading photos of the ongoing search for for the suspect. Some of the most striking photographs show SWAT teams in backyards going from house to house as part of their thorough search.
The Boston Police Department tweeted earlier today, "WARNING: Do not compromise officer safety by broadcasting tactical positions of homes being searched."
Police continue to patrol the neighborhoods of Watertown, Mass. Friday, April 19, 2013, as a massive search continued for one of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. A second suspect died in the early morning hours after an encounter with law enforcement. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) (Craig Ruttle, AP)