Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Apparently Tweeted 'Stay Safe People' On Day Of The Bombing

Adam Taylor
April 19, 2013

A Twitter account being linked to Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev , "Suspect 2" in the Boston bombings, tweeted a reference to a song sampled by Jay-Z, with a warning to "stay safe people," on the day of the bombing.

Ain't no love in the heart of the city, stay safe people

— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 16, 2013

@J_tsar appears to have been first mentioned today by Bro Bible. Adrian Chen of Gawker has a good post that puts forward a lot of evidence linking the account to Dzhokhar  — for example, he was said to go by Jahar as his name was too hard to pronounce.

Perhaps the most convincing evidence is a cached profile picture that looks very similar to Dzhokhar. There are also old tweets that reference being from Chechnya and living in America for a decade — both of which fit into the known timeline of Dzhokhar's life.

Buzzfeed spoke to one person who has confirmed the account is real. Andrew Sullivan has also heard from someone confirming the account is Dzhokhar's.

This account tweeted multiple times after the bombings, sometimes in reaction to stories about the bombings.

@imrealted fake story

— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 16, 2013

There have been no tweets from the account since April 17.

The weirdest thing about the account is how normal it seems. For example:

2 essays down, one to go baby

— Jahar (@J_tsar) December 10, 2012

my dad's reaction to rap music on the radio always made me laugh #imissthatman

— Jahar (@J_tsar) November 9, 2012

Amongst a number of references to hip hop and marijuana, he retweeted Obama and Waka Flocka Flame:



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