2 Federal Charges Filed Against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Federal charges have been filed against suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Use of a weapon of mass destruction and Malicious destruction of property resulting in death. Tsarnaev will be tried as a U.S. citizen, not as an enemy combattant, which is appropriate, because he was naturalized in September. In related news, FBI serached Dzhokhar’s dormitory room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, finding “a large pyrotechnic, a black jacket and white hat of the same general appearance as those worn by Bomber Two at the Boston Marathon.’’

The full affidavit, signed by FBI agent Daniel Genck, is here.