Cops: Boston must stay in place amid terror hunt

Boston Incident

UPDATE: WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Boston’s police commissioner says all of Boston must stay in their homes as the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings continues.

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis made the announcement Friday morning, after a long night of violence that left the other suspect dead.

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.

A law enforcement intelligence bulletin obtained by the AP identified the surviving suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev (JOE-khar Tsahr-NEYE-ev), 19, of Cambridge, Mass.

The two men are suspected of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer on campus in Cambridge late Thursday, then stealing a car at gunpoint and later releasing its driver unharmed.

The suspects’ clashes with police began only a few hours after the FBI released photos and videos of the two young men, who were seen carrying backpacks as they mingled among revelers at Monday’s Boston Marathon. The bombings on Monday killed three people and wounded more than 180 others, and authorities revealed the images to enlist the public’s help finding the suspects.


Earlier today:

UPDATE: Watertown residents on alert

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Residents in the Boston suburb of Watertown are being told to stay in their homes while authorities search for one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing attack.

AP sources identify the man as 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (JOH’-kahr tsar-NY’-ehv), of Cambridge, Mass.

The other suspect is dead.

Authorities believe the men shot to death an officer on the campus of MIT Thursday night and then carjacked someone, letting the person go. The two suspects then allegedly exchanged gunfire with police in Watertown.

One of the suspects was wounded and died at a hospital.


Earlier this morning:

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say one of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead and a massive manhunt is underway for another.

Residents of the Boston suburb of Watertown have been advised to keep their doors locked and not let anyone in.

The Middlesex district attorney says the two men are suspected of killing an MIT police officer at the college late Thursday, then stealing a car at gunpoint and later releasing its driver unharmed. Hours earlier, police had released photos of the bombing suspects and asked for the public’s help finding them.

Authorities say the suspects threw explosives from the car as police followed it into Watertown. The suspects and police exchanged gunfire and one of the suspects was critically injured and later died.

Police say the suspect on the  loose is a “terrorist” who “came here to kill people.”

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