UPDATE: Police Say Boston Bombing Suspect Still In Massachusetts

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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Massachusetts state police say they believe the sole surviving Boston bombing suspect is still in the state because of his ties to the area.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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UPDATE: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2013

Massachusetts state police say they believe the sole surviving Boston bombing suspect is still in the state because of his ties to the area.

SWAT teams in armored vehicles took command of the tense and locked-down streets of Boston and its suburbs Friday in an all-out hunt for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect after his older brother died in a desperate getaway attempt.

Law enforcement officials and family members identify the suspects as 19-year-old college student Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Police say the brothers shot and killed an MIT policeman, severely wounded another officer and hurled explosives at police during a furious gun battle and car chase. They say Dzokhar Tsarnaev slipped through officers' fingers in a hail of bullets, running over his wounded brother as he drove off.

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Massachusetts State Police say the at-large Boston Marathon bombing suspect fled on foot and may not have a car.

Col. Timothy Alben says police have no indication Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has a vehicle.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says mass transit service is resuming in Boston even though Tsarnaev is still on the lam.

Authorities in Boston had suspended all mass transit and warned close to 1 million people in the entire city and some of its suburbs to stay indoors. The other suspect, his brother, died in a desperate getaway attempt.

The brothers are suspects in Monday's marathon bombings, which killed three people and wounded more than 180 others. The men are also suspected of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer in his vehicle late Thursday.

Friday, April 19, 2013

State police say officers are going door-to-door, but the Boston Marathon suspect is still on the loose.

Col. Timothy Alben of the Massachusetts State Police said Friday afternoon that officers would go street to street as the manhunt for the bombing suspect continues. Gov. Deval Patrick urged residents to continue staying indoors.

A pair of brothers is suspected of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer late Thursday, then stealing a car at gunpoint.

The suspects' clashes with police began hours after the FBI released photos and videos of them. Monday's bombings killed three people and wounded more than 180 others.

Twenty-six-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed overnight. His 19-year-old brother, Dzhokhar is on the loose.

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Thousands of police officers are on the streets in the Boston area, looking for the remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Overnight, authorities say, the two suspects killed a police officer at MIT and then hurled explosives at officers during a car chase and a gun battle that left one of the suspects dead and his brother on the loose.

A U.S. law enforcement official and the uncle of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings are confirming that the name of the second suspect is Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older brother of Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a gun battle with police in Massachusetts overnight.

The uncle, Ruslan Tsarni of Montgomery Village, Md., told The Associated Press that the men lived together near Boston and have been in the United States for about a decade. They traveled here together from the Russian region near Chechnya.

UPDATE: 7:20 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2013

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.

6:15 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2013

One suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead, another is still at large Friday morning.

Those suspects, preliminarily identified as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya, 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.

A law enforcement intelligence bulletin identified the surviving bomb suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Two law enforcement officials told AP that Tsarnaev and the other suspect who was not immediately identified have been living legally in the U.S. for at least one year.

Russia's North Caucasus region has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars in Chechnya.

5:45 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2013

Surviving Boston bomb suspect identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Authorities say that the 2 Boston bomb suspects are brothers, are legal permanent residents of Chechen origin, and lived in the US at least 1 year.

5:15 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2013

Police are locking down some neighborhoods in Boston and its western suburbs as they search for the remaining suspect in the marathon bombings.

Authorities urged residents in Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge, Arlington and the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of Boston to stay indoors. All mass transit was shut down.

At least a quarter of a million people live in those suburbs. Many people in the city of Boston and surrounding areas rely on the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority to get to work.

The announcement Friday morning comes hours after the killing one suspect, known as the man in the black hat from marathon surveillance footage. The man in the white hat is on the loose and police are calling him a "terrorist" who came here "to kill."

UPDATE: 4:45 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2013

Doctors at a Boston hospital where a suspect in the marathon bombings was taken and later died are saying they treated a man with a possible blast injury and multiple gunshot wounds.

Doctors and officials at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center wouldn't say if the patient they treated, who came in with police, was the suspect in the black hat from marathon surveillance footage.

Authorities say one bombing suspect was still on the loose following a shootout during which explosives were thrown at police. Residents of Watertown, just outside Boston, were told to stay in their homes.

An emergency room doctor says he heard gunshots near his home in Watertown and knew he needed to get back to the hospital.

Doctors and hospital officials say they don't have any information on the identity of deceased patient.

Friday, April 19, 2013

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 loose is a "terrorist" who "came here to kill people."


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