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One Boston Bomber Dead, Second Suspect on Run

April 19, 2013  | 

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, remains at large. Photo courtesy of FBI.
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, remains at large. Photo courtesy of FBI.

A massive law enforcement manhunt is under way in the suburbs of Boston for a man identified as one of the Boston Marathon bombers. Another suspect was killed last night in a shootout with law enforcement. A campus police officer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was killed by the suspects and a transit officer was critically wounded.

The surviving suspect has been named as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old who had been living in Cambridge, just outside Boston. The dead suspect is believed to be his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26. The brothers attended Boston-area colleges.

Dzhokhar is an ethnic Chechen who was reportedly born in Kyrgyzstan, his uncle Ruslan Tsarni has said.

The release last night of numerous images of the suspects triggered either a second wave of attacks or a desperate attempt to escape by the suspects.

Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy Alben told the Boston Globe that the night’s outbreak of violence began when police received reports of a robbery of a convenience store in Kendall Square near MIT. A few minutes later, MIT Police Officer Sean Collier was shot on the MIT campus. Officer Collier, 26, was pronounced dead at Massachusetts General Hospital.

A short time later, two men carjacked a Mercedes-Benz SUV at gunpoint, and the owner of that car was able to flee at a gas station on Memorial Drive.

The SUV proceeded out Memorial Drive toward Watertown followed by a long train of police vehicles in pursuit. At one point during the pursuit, the two suspects opened fire on Watertown Police and MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard Donahue, who was shot and who remains in stable condition at a Boston-area hospital.

During the pursuit, the suspects tossed explosives, reports Fox News. Live explosive devices were left behind in the wake of the pursuit and are being neutralized by bomb techs.

Federal, state, and local officers have established a reportedly 10-mile-long perimeter in Watertown, Mass., and are searching building to building for the suspect, who may be driving a 1999 green Honda Civic with license place number 116GC7.

In a short press conference this morning, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick urged the public throughout Boston and its suburbs to "shelter in place" and not open their doors for anyone except credentialed law enforcement. All public transit in the Boston area has been shut down.

Comments (17)

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Rob @ 4/18/2013 6:02 AM

R.I.P. for the MIT officer killed in the lone of duty, and prayers for peace and comfort and blessings for the family, friends, and co-workers. Speedy and full recovery for the wounded officer and prayers of peace and comfort for him and his. Swift justice for D.T. or whatever his name is, and for his co-conspirators - for which I'm sure are out there. Prayers and praises for the Boston area police working to protect the public and bring this tragedy to an end.

OLD SGT @ 4/19/2013 6:21 AM

Wondering how these two got into the USA? Probably students on a VISA studying??? Whoops!

donutplz @ 4/19/2013 6:29 AM

Yup my money is on student visas with a free education......

Boston @ 4/19/2013 6:31 AM

Your probably correct OLD SGT. Cambridge I'm not surprised.

Chuck @ 4/18/2013 6:48 AM

KILL THE POS. Ask Allah how hot it is down there

Trigger @ 4/19/2013 7:04 AM

Rest in peace my brother/sister. They may have walked across our southern border....

Capt David-retired LA Cou @ 4/19/2013 7:25 AM

Probably came thru the Mexico border..

ss101 @ 4/19/2013 7:45 AM

I bet many free citizens in Watertown Mass wished they had an AR-15 and a some high capacity mags so the could defend their homes, families, and country and be part of the Militia as described by our founding fathers! You know, the ones they paid tribute to on Patriots Day. Interesting concept.

Stephen RETTIG @ 4/19/2013 8:20 AM

Outstanding investigation by all Law Enforcement Officers involved. We the People of America should be very proud of our Law Enforcement community and their abilities.

gp cobb @ 4/19/2013 9:31 AM

10-4 SS101 all the way!

Capt. Crunch @ 4/19/2013 10:19 AM

We are at war , we need to stop these people from killing us. Maybe we should start fielding interviewing all persons entering a Muslim Temple. The illegal's may be using the temples as a place to hide from authorities. Because we do not get any help from the Muslim community.

Leonard Mather @ 4/19/2013 11:12 AM

I taught at a Community College and made a point to ask my Muslim students why we never hear a Muslim name names, condemn specific persons by name and acts. Instead what we hear are vague comments such as, "The Koran does not approve of such behavior." My answers were essentially the same, in that the students replied, "We are taught to refrain from commenting on the actions and behavior of other Muslims who interpret the Koran their way." Only one Muslim student told me that they feared having a Fatwa put on them. Fatwa is essentially like a bounty for killing an undesireable. Also the bombers truly believe that they will become a Shaheen (martyr) by dying for their decision.

Stasvrk42 @ 4/18/2013 11:24 AM

Way to go to all our Brave Law Enforcement Officers ! Your all doing a Great Job , thank you !

elvatoloko @ 4/19/2013 1:34 PM

Capt David-retired LA Cou, donutplz, OLD SGT

Guys you got it wrong, both came into the country legally, one was a US Citizen and has lived here since he was a child and the other POS has a green card, I'm affraid this time the messed up border can't be blamed...
See below

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the Boston Marathon attack suspect now at large, came to the United States on July 1, 2002, at age 8 on a tourist visa, a federal source said. While here, he sought asylum and became a citizen on September 11, 2012.

His older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shootout with police overnight, came to the United States four years after his brother, on Sept. 6, 2006, at the age of 20, the source said. He came legally but was not naturalized. He was a green card holder and in the country lawfully.

Tom Ret @ 4/19/2013 1:36 PM

This must be a big surprise to the left wing media that these two bombers
are actually islamic extremists and not tea party members.

Tom Ret @ 4/19/2013 2:24 PM

I about gagged on my coffee after listening to the suspects' father describe his sons as angels who are being framed by the police.

gunner @ 4/19/2013 3:39 PM

Along with all others expressing prayers and sympathy for the Fallen Officer and all that have lost life and limb in this Horrific extension of what is called "The Religion Of Peace", I wish to express mine another way, please know it is from the bottom of my heart.


God Bless the fallen Officer, his Family, plus Brothers and Sister this Brave Man served with.

Semper Fi, and as always God Bless, Stay Safe and please always watch each others Six.

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