Boston bombing suspect photos released (Saturday update)

The 19-year-old second suspect has just been captured alive. Earlier his 26-year-old brother was killed in a shootout by police. (Earlier) Watch the key section of the FBI press conference here in which photos of the two brothers were first released.

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Photos of suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings are seen during a press conference in Boston, Massachusetts April 18, 2013. AFP

Morning update (April 20)

The first photo of the badly injured Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev after his capture.

19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev was captured alive this morning (Bangkok time) after a Watertown, Massachusetts resident notified police that an injured man was hiding in a boat outside his house. The young man did not surrender willing and exchaged fire with police before he was finally arrested. He was taken to a hospital and is said to be in "serious" condition.

notify – to tell someone officially about something แจ้ง
injured – hurt in an accident or attack ซึ่งได้รับบาดเจ็บ
willing – to be do something through your own decision without being forced ซึ่งสมัครใจ, ซึ่งมีความตั้งใจ
surrender – to give yourself up ยอมจำนน

Evening update

Both suspects have now been identified. The dead man is Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and the man on the run is his 19-year-old brother Dzhokhar. They are both immigrants from Kyrgystan in Central Asia.

Police have surrounded an area in Watertown Massachusetts where they believe Dzhokhar is hiding and, with 9,000 law enforcement officials involved,  it may not be long before he is is killed or captured.

Now that there names are known, a great deal of information is coming out about them. Relatives and friends are being interviewed and we will soon know a lot about the brothers, perhaps even their motives.

suspect – a person who is thought to have committed a crime ผู้ต้องสงสัย
identify – to specify who someone is  ระบุชื่อ
immigrant – a person who has come to a different country in order to live there permanently  ผู้อพยพ, คนย้ายถิ่น
law enforcement – the process of making sure that people obey the law การบังคับใช้กฎหมาย
motive – a reason for doing something  แรงจูงใจ

Afternoon updates

Breaking news (17:00) Much of Boston is being shutdown. Residents of communities surrounding Watertown are being told to stay home and businesses not to open. The public transportation system has been closed down -- all to catch one young man whom police consider to be very dangerous.

(16:20) Police are going to start evacuating some people from Watertown to make it easier and safer for police to carry out their manhunt.

(15:30) A police colonel in Watertown Massachusetts now says within the last few hours the two bombing suspects killed one policeman, wounded another, stole a car with the driver inside (later released) and were involved in a gunfight with police in Watertown. During the fight, one suspect -- believed to be the man in the black hat -- was shot and killed by police. The other suspect -- in the white hat -- escaped and police have mounted a massive manhunt for him, going door-to-door in Watertown.

(15:00) CNN reports that police are saying that those involved in tonight's shooting incidents were likely connected to the marathon bombings.

(14:30) : The Boston Globe newspaper is reporting that one of the men suspected of the bombing has been captured, very possibly the person in the incident described below. (15:30: A man was apprehended, but it is now a mystery who he is. The bombing suspect was apparently killed in the gunfight)

Meanwhile (14:45) Massachusetts state police are telling residents of Watertown not to answer their doors -- except for police -- as a second suspect is likely in their community. Police have told residents they are going door-to-door hunting for the suspects and that they should not leave their homes.

There have been some developments in Boston since my morning story. First of all the FBI has released to new photos which you can see them to the right.

Secondly, about ten-thirty pm local Boston time, a policeman was shot and killed on the campus of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology which is right across the river from the marathon bombing site. Shortly afterwards, a shooting suspect apparently tried to escape and police chased and finally apprehended him in nearby Watertown, but only after a shootout in which many bullets were fired and, possibly, explosives were used. The suspect was order to strip naked, presumably to guard against a possible explosive, and was then taken to a police car and driven away.

There is apparently a second suspect involved, but it is unclear about his whereabouts. Also unclear, is whether the latest incident is connected to the bombing.

evacuate – to cause to leave a place because it is not safe (เคลื่อนย้ายออกจาก)
– a person who is thought to have committed a crime ผู้ต้องสงสัย
apprehended – arrested; caught by the police ถูกจับ, โดนจับกุม
strip naked
– to remove your clothing, or to remove all the clothing of someone else ถอดผ้า, แก้ผ้า
– used for saying that you think something is true based on what you know, although you are not really certain  น่าเป็นไปได้, ซึ่งพอเป็นจริงได้
– something that happens, usually something bad เหตุการณ์

Earlier story

Our goal here at Bangkok Post learning is to help you keep up with the news and learn English at the same time. Here is a very good example of how we can do this.

A few hours ago, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) held a press conference and released photos of two men who are suspected of setting off the bombs at the Boston Marathon which killed three people and injured more than 170.

You can read what was said and revealed in your own Thai newspapers or on the website, but if you are an English learner, it will be more interesting and useful if you watch and listen to what was said directly. The video contains the first three minutes of the press conference during which the photos of the suspects were released.

If you are interested, you can see a longer video here: You can find a transcript (text) of the FBI statement here:

You can read what was said here:

Good afternoon, My name is Richard DesLauriers. I am the special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston division.

“Since Monday’s bombings the FBI and our law enforcement partners have been working around the clock and are fully committed to investigating this matter to bring those responsible to justice. Our collective law enforcement team has pursued thousands of leads and tips.

"As I said two days ago we are working methodically and with a sense of urgency to identify those responsible for the bombings. Within the last day or so through that careful process we initially developed a single person of interest. Not knowing if the individual was acting alone or in concert with others, we obviously worked with extreme purpose to make that determination.

"The entire force of the federal government, the FBI in Boston, around the world as well as our partners in the Boston Police, ATF, Massachusetts State Police and more than 30 agencies of the Boston joint terrorism task force have set about to ensure that all responsible for the bombings will be brought to justice.”

“More importantly, it was done to ensure the future safety fo the city of Boston, the commonwealth of Massachusetts and the country. Indeed, through that process developed a second suspect. Today we are enlisting the public’s help to identify the two suspects.

"After a very detailed analysis of photo, video and other evidence, we are releasing photos of these two suspects. They are identified as suspect 1 and suspect 2. They appear to be associated. Suspect 1 is wearing a dark hat, suspect 2 is wearing a white hat. Suspect 2 set down a backpack at the site of the second explosion just in front of the Forum Restaurant. We strongly encourage those who were at the Forum Restaurant who have not contacted us yet, to do so.

“As you can see from one of the images, suspects 1 and 2 appear to be walking together through the marathon crowd on Boylston Street in the direction of the finish line. That image was captured as they walked on Boylston in the vicinity of the intersection with Gloucester Street. As you can see the quality of the photos is quite good, but we will continue to work on developing additional images to improve their identification value. Further, on, we have photos of the suspects.

“The photos and videos are posted for the public or media to use, review and publicise. For clarity these images should be the only ones, I emphasise the only ones, that the public should view to assist us. Other photos should not be deemed credible and they unnecessarily divert the public’s attention in the wrong direction and create undue work for vital law enforcement resources.

suspect – a person who is thought to have committed a crime ผู้ต้องสงสัย
press conference – an official meeting where someone makes a formal statement about a particular issue or event to journalists and answers their questions about it การแถลงข่าว
US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – one of the national police forces in the US controlled by the central government สำนักงานสืบสวนของสหรัฐอเมริกา
release – to make known to the public เปิดเผย, ให้ข่าว, ปล่อยข่าว
injured – hurt in an accident or attack ซึ่งได้รับบาดเจ็บ
reveal – to let something become known เปิดเผย
agent – someone who works for a country’s secret service; an official of some US government departments, such as the FBI พนักงานเจ้าหน้าที่, สายลับ
in charge of – to be in a position of having control over somebody/something; having responsibility for somebody/something ดูแล, รับผิดชอบ
law enforcement – the process of making sure that people obey the law การบังคับใช้กฎหมาย
committed –willing to give your time and energy to something that you believe in ยึดมั่น
bring to justice – to put someone on trial in a court of law นำตัวมาดำเนินคดีตามกฎหมาย
responsible – deserving to be blamed for something that has happened มีความรับผิดชอบ
collective – involving all the members of a group โดยรวม ทั้งคณะ
pursue – to try to achieve something ดำเนินตาม, พยายามเพื่อให้ได้มาซึ่ง
lead – a piece of information that may help to find out the truth or facts about a situation, especially a crime ข้อมูลที่เป็นประโยชน์ในการค้นหา, ร่องรอย
tip – secret information that somebody gives, for example to the police, to tell them about an illegal activity that has happened or is going to happen ข้อมูล
methodically – done in a careful and logical way อย่างมีแบบแผน
urgency – the need to deal with something quickly ความจำเป็นเร่งด่วน
identify – to specify who someone is  ระบุชื่อ
process – a series of actions that you take in order to achieve a result แนวทางปฏิบัติ, กระบวน, วิธีการ
initially – at first ในเบื้องต้น
individual – a person considered separately rather than as part of a group บุคคล
in concert with – together with ร่วมกัน
purpose – the intention to achieve something ความตั้งใจ, ความประสงค์, ความปรารถนา, ความตั้งใจ
determination – officially finding out or deciding something  การชี้ขาด, การตัดสินใจ  การชี้ขาด
federal government – the central government, and not the government of a region, of some countries such as the United States รัฐบาลกลาง, สหพันธรัฐ
ATF – a part of the US government dealing with the control of alcohol, tobacco and firearms (guns, etc.)
joint – done together; belonging to or shared between two or more people ที่ร่วมกัน, ความร่วมมือกัน
terrorism – the use of violence to achieve political aims การใช้ความรุนแรงเพื่อข้อเรียกร้องทางการเมือง
task force – a group of people who are brought together to do a particular job คณะทำงานเฉพาะกิจ, กองกำลังเฉพาะกิจ
ensure – to make certain that something happens or is done  ให้การยืนยัน, รับรอง, ให้ความมั่นใจ
enlist – to ask for and get help or support from someone  ขอความช่วยเหลือ
analysis – the detailed study or examination of something in order to understand more about it; the result of the study  การวิเคราะห์
evidence – facts statements or objects that help to prove whether or not someone has committed a crime หลักฐาน
associated – connected with in some way ที่เชื่อมโยงกัน
backpack – a large bag, often supported on a light metal frame, carried on the back and used especially by people who go climbing or walking เป้สะพายหลัง, กระเป๋าสะพายหลัง  
site – a place where something happened  ที่เกิดเหตุ
encourage – to make someone more likely to do something, or to make something more likely to happen ปลุกใจ
vicinity – an area near a particular place บริเวณใกลเคียง
intersection – a place where roads, lines, etc., join or cross each other สี่แยก
quality – the standard of something when it is compared to other things like it; how good or bad something is คุณภาพ
media – radio, television, newspaper, the Internet, considered as a group สื่อ
publicise – to make information about something generally available เผยแพร่, ประกาศ
clarity – the ability to be easily seen, heard  or understood  ความชัดเจน
emphasise – to stress something such as an idea, fact or detail; to explain or show why something is important เน้น
deemed – considered เห็นว่า ถือว่า
credible – able to be believed or trusted น่าเชื่อถือ
divert attention – to take someone's attention away from something เบี่ยงเบนความสนใจ, เปลี่ยนเส้นทางจาก
undue – more than you think is reasonable or necessary เกินไป, เกินควร
vital – extremely important; necessary for the success or continued existence of something จำเป็นสำหรับชีวิต; สำคัญมาก
resources – things that you need to achieve something ทรัพยากรที่มีอยู่

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