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Friday, April 19, 2013

Boston on lockdown, as police hunt remaining Marathon bombing suspect

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, 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.


- One marathon bomber is dead and a massive manhunt is on for the second after and overnight gunbattle with cops that began on the MIT campus and moved to suburb of Watertown

- AP identifies the two bombers as brothers from Chechyna who have lived in U.S. for one year. Surviving brother is Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass. the "white hat" suspect from FBI images

- MIT police office was shot dead in the gun battle on campus and suspects then took his car

- Tsarnaev was caught on a 7-11 surveillance footage, pictured below, after heisting the cop's car

- Residents of Watertown have been told to stay home and keep doors locked; all public transportation in Boston has been shut down

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