BREAKING NEWS: One Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Dead, The Other is On the Run (Update: Suspect Identified as 19 Year Old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev) VIDEO
BREAKING NEWS … One of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing has been killed and another is on the run following a shootout with police. There was a robbery at a 7-11 convenience store in Cambridge, MA, shot a police officer to death, carjacked an SUV and hurled explosives in an extraordinary firefight with law enforcement. Following the car chase with police and shoot out, one of the suspects is dead. With a bomb strapped to his chest, one of the Boston Marathon suspects was killed early Friday morning. As reports by the AP, two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left one of them dead and another still at large Friday, authorities said as the manhunt intensified for a young man described as a dangerous terrorist.
A massive manhunt is underway … the suspect is considered armed and dangerous. From the Boston Globe, the police are locking down some neighborhoods in Boston and its western suburbs as they search for the remaining suspect: known as the man in the white hat from marathon surveillance footage. The search has led to the sudden shutdown of the MBTA’s entire network of commuter rail, bus, and subway services. More updates on the fluid situation can be found HERE.
Authorities urged residents in Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge and the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of Boston to stay indoors. All mass transit was shut down and businesses were asked not to open Friday. People waiting at bus and subway stops were told to go home.
From the Boston Globe: Governor Deval Patrick asked people who live in the entire city of Boston, as well as the nearby communities of Watertown, Waltham, Newton, Belmont, Cambridge, to “shelter in place” — stay inside and not open their doors to anyone, except police with proper identification.
Two men suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people this week terrorized the area overnight. One is dead, but the other is on the loose, police say, and he’s armed and dangerous.
Police pursued two men early Friday who shot a police officer to death, stole a vehicle and threw explosives at law officers pursuing them. Authorities believe they are the same two men sought in the marathon attacks.
One died of injuries suffered while battling police early Friday, and the other is on the run in a nearby suburb, authorities said.
Both men allegedly killed one police officer late Thursday, wounded another early Friday and used explosives against police pursuing them.
Police believe the man at large is “suspect number 2″ in Monday’s bombing. Federal, state and local law officers are swarming through the Boston suburb of Watertown, going door-to-door to track him down, said transit police spokesman Paul MacMillan.
UPDATE I: Community Alert for residents of Watertown. Also, all Boston public schools are cancelled for the day. Mass Transit has been suspended as well. The police are asking the public to stay off the street for their own protection.
#CommunityAlert: Search for armed suspect continues in Watertown. Residents reminded to remain indoors. All vehicle traffic suspended.
— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 19, 2013
Suspect on Left … DEAD – Suspect on Right, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev … on the run
UPDATE II: The two bombing suspects are foreign nationals, the surviving suspect identified as 19 year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The suspects were identified to The Associated Press as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya, which has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars. The dead suspect ID’d as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26.
The suspects are believed to be foreign nationals, living legally in the United States for at least two years, according to federal sources.
Authorities identify Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, as the surviving bombing suspect, whom they are looking form. Tsarnaev was initially called Suspect 2 by police.
UPDATE III: Boston bomb suspects from Russia region near Chechnya, lived in US at least 1 year. Correction, according to suspects uncle, they have been in the US since 2000/2001. When the uncle was told that the older brother had been killed, he responded by saying, “good, he got what he deserved.” Chechnya’s eh? Because we all know how vicious they were when they slaughtered the school children in the Beslan School Massacre.
UPDATE IV – Check out the gun fire fight recorded in Watertown, MA … April 18, 2013 between police and the terrorist.
UPDATE V: Armored vehicles, authorities converging on #Watertown, Mass. home http://cbsloc.al/ZtocYK – @CBSBoston. These are events going on LIVE in Watertown, MA as police have surrounded a home. 4 people removed from house where officials have converged on Quinby Street in #Watertown, Mass.