Police have killed one suspect in the Boston marathon bombing case in a shootout are currently searching for the other suspect, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19 who they say is armed and dangerous. The suspect who was killed was identified as his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26. Early Friday, police pursued the two men who shot a police officer to death, stole a vehicle and threw explosives at the police officers who were pursuing them. From CNN.com:
Police believe the man at large is “suspect number 2” in Monday’s bombing. Federal, state and local law officers are swarming through the Boston suburb of Watertown, going door-to-door to track him down, said transit police spokesman Paul MacMillan.
Police warned Watertown residents to lock their homes and stay away from their windows and doors.
A surveillance image of the fugitive resembles photos of one of the suspects sought for alleged involvement in the marathon attacks that killed three.
I can’t even imagine what it must be like for the residents of Boston after a night that has been reported to have been ” a night of terror.” Late Thursday there were reports of a shooting at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge directly across from Boston on the Charles River. Two men had shot and killed a university policeman while he sat in his car. The two men hijacked another car and police gave chase while the suspects exchanged gunfire with them and tossed explosives out the window. Police cornered the vehicle in the suburb of Watertown and set up a perimeter, as emergency vehicles poured into the area. This is when Suspect 1 was shot. From Reuters:
“People that are at subway stations or at bus stops we are asking them to go home, we do not want people congregating and waiting for the system to come back on,” said Kurt Schwartz, director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.
Schwartz also asked people in the Boston-area communities of Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge and the Allston-Brighton to stay indoors and asked businesses in those areas to remain closed pending further notice.
All Boston public schools are cancelled for the day. I can’t even imagine what parents in the area are going though. These people have already been though so much and now they have to be terrified of some armed terrorist running through the streets. I’ll be watching and worrying with the rest of you, hoping that the brave residents of Boston are safe.
Boston RIC just released this image:
(Image: ABC News)