The two suspects wanted for the Boston Marathon bombings engaged in an explosive shootout with police overnight Thursday and into Friday in Watertown, Mass. The incident left Suspect 1 dead.
Authorities launched an investigation after news broke that an MIT police officer, identified later as Sean Collier, 26, had been shot and killed on Thursday. Around 1:20 a.m. Friday, CNN had live coverage of a firefight between police and the two suspects — identified later as brothers Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev — in the Boston suburb of Watertown.
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From Watertown to Cambridge, police surrounded various buildings as they searched for Suspect No. 2. Around 8:30 a.m., officers sprinted toward a house in Watertown, and reporters were pushed back more than a block as helicopters buzzed overhead. SWAT teams, FBI agents and armored vehicles assembled at the scene as sharpshooters across the street trained their guns at the house.
“We believe this man to be a terrorist,” said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. “We believe this to be a man who’s come here to kill people.”
The bombings on Monday killed three people and wounded more than 180 others, tearing off limbs in a spray of shrapnel and instantly raising the specter of another terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
More than 18 hours after a bloody rampage that ended with his accomplice brother dead, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev continued to elude a massive manhunt that has put the city and surrounding suburbs on total lockdown.
Anxiety was rising as SWAT teams and troops hunted door to door for the fugitive – and for more bombs – with more than a million people told to hunker down behind locked doors.
Tsarnaev, 19, remained on the lam hours after he and brother, Tamerlan, 26, made a desperate effort to flee the city following the FBI’s release of their photos Thursday evening. Adding to the nightmare, an explosive was found in Boston Friday morning and disabled, an official said.
They killed a campus security officer, carjacked a man, and led police on a wild chase that ended in a firefight, officials said. The older brother, who had a bomb strapped to his body, was killed. The younger one escaped, though he may have been wounded, law enforcement sources said.
Let Us Pray That They Find The Second Terrosist soon. Before he causes anymore harm.