Suspect #1 in the Boston Marathon Bombings has been shot and killed after a shootout trail erupted from Cambridge to Watertown.
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology Policeman was shot and killed after apparently identifying the two suspects involved in the Boston Marathon Bombing. The suspects then highjacked a car and headed towards Watertown as they were throwing explosive devices behind them. A major shootout then erupted in Watertown, eight miles from Boston.
Suspect #1 (with the black hat) has been shot and killed by authorities (in addition to suffering explosive injuries to the trunk). Meanwhile, the 2nd suspect originally wearing the lighter hat remains at-large with authorities launching a massive manhunt. Residents have been told to stay indoors and not answer their doors unless it is the police seeking information while going door to door.
Ironically, a little after midnight (e.s.t), the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued super-enhanced images of the suspects and it is believed that the officer who gave his life may have identified them approximately two miles from the Boston Marathon Finish Line.
That set off a sequence of events that included the highjacking of a vehicle and a shootout with police. A transit cop was also wounded and the extent of his injuries are unknown.
The hostage, meanwhile, was initially ordered to be stripped by authorities to make sure he wasn't wired. Apparently the hostage was subjected to a total of three separate interrogations and being photographed by authorities. He was then released and permitted to go home.
The remaining suspect (#2), however, is considered extremely dangerous and armed. The manhunt continues but authorities are concerned that he may be wired with explosives. Residents have been told to contact authorities via the emergency number and asked that they not answer their doors unless they are policeman.
Why the suspects have remained in the immediate area is unknown. News media have theorized they may not be sophisticated and might live in the area. No doubt that more detailed information will come out in due time. Whether or not these suspects were simply two lone wolfs or part of a larger domestic terrorist organization is still unknown but according to MSNBC News "the suspects are Chechen brothers with the last name Tsarnaev, law enforcement officials told NBC News. The suspect at large, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is 19, was born in Kyrgyzstan and has a Massachusetts driver’s license, they said. The dead suspect was identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, born in Russia."
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