KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One of two suspects sought in the terror attack at the Boston Marathon was killed in a police shootout early Friday, and a former Kansas City FBI agent says it’s possible the same sort of thing could happen to the other suspect.
Retired special agent Jeff Lanza weighed in on Friday morning’s developments in a live interview on 41 Action News Today.
“It sounds like they both had a death wish,” Lanza said, “and they knew they weren’t going to escape from the authorities.”
The suspects, identified by NBC News as brothers Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 20, engaged in a long night of violence Thursday night and Friday morning, which included the killing of a security officer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a carjacking and the throwing of bombs at police officers as they attempted to escape.
Dzhokhar was eventually killed by police. Tamerlan remains on the run.
John Kohler, an Overland Park man who was sitting near the finish line Monday when the bombs exploded, said he hopes Friday’s developments put an end to a frightening situation for the entire country.
“I just hope that it ends with no more lives being lost,” Kohler said Friday morning. “Right now it’s all just sinking in.”
Kohler said even with one suspect in custody and the picture of the second suspect plastered all over the world, it’s been difficult for him and his family.
“We’re still on edge,” he said. “You’re constantly looking over your shoulder.”
To hear more of what Lanza and Kohler had to say, click on the videos above.
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