|Twitter Account of Bombing Suspect Reportedly Discovered|
|By ANDREW SPRINGER (@aspringNY) , NED BERKOWITZ, JOANNA STERN (@joannastern)||Apr 19, 2013, 12:43 PM|
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing who is currently at large, was apparently active on Twitter, even after the explosions on Monday. According to a friend of Tsarnaev's and other evidence examined by ABC News' social desk, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Twitter account appears to be @J_tsar.
"I'm a stress free kind of guy," @J_tsar tweeted on Wednesday, April 17, at 12:26 a.m., two days after the bombing. Later that day he also retweeted Mufti Ismail Menk (@muftimenk): "Attitude can take away your beauty no matter how good looking you are or it could enhance your beauty, making you adorable." Mufti Ismail Menk, who describes himself on Twitter as a Muslim scholar, tweeted this afternoon: "I would like to very strongly condemn the bombings in the US and express condolences to the families. The perpetrators must face justice."
Like millions of Twitter users, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, uses his account to show his support for his favorite sports team. The picture on what appears to be his account is of FC Anzhi Makhachkala, a Russian soccer club based in Makhachkala, capital of the Republic of Dagestan, where Tsarnaev lived. Founded in 1991, the club competes in the Russian Premier League. Tsarnaev's avatar is of a roaring lion.
Last year @J_tsar also tweeted about the Boston Marathon. "@therealAbdul_ boston marathon isn't a good place to smoke tho," he tweeted on Aug. 10, 2012. He also tweeted on Jan. 19, 2013: "To be honest, I don't care for those people that wanna commit suicide, your life b, do what you think will make you happy #selfishbastards."
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev also had a profile on VK, a Russian social networking site. On his page he wrote that his personal priority was "career and money."
Photos of him and his brother, Tamerlan, 26, were identified by the FBI yesterday as suspects responsible for the explosions on Monday at the Boston Marathon, which killed three people and injured more than 170 individuals.
Tamerlan was killed after he and his brother exchanged gunfire with police officers early in the morning today, police said. Authorities say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev survived a running gun battle with police during the night that left an MIT security officer dead and a Boston cop badly wounded.