BREAKING NEWS: 1 bomber dead, other still sought
WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) – Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing – identified to The Associated Press 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 that left one of them dead and another still at large Friday, authorities said. A law enforcement intelligence bulletin obtained by the AP identified the surviving bomb suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev 19, of Cambridge, Mass. 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.WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) – Police in Boston have released a new photo showing the man believed to be a suspect in the marathon bombings, shown in earlier footage in a white hat.In the new photo, he’s wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt pulled up on his head. The photo was taken at a 7-Eleven in Cambridge, just across the river from Boston. AP sources identify the man as 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, of Cambridge, Mass. He is the bombing suspect who is still alive. The other bombing suspect was killed overnight in an exchange of gunfire with police. The sources also say both men are from a region of Russia near Chechnya, and have lived in the U.S. for at least a year.
WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) – Residents in the Boston suburb of Watertown are being told to stay in their homes while authorities search for one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing attack. The other suspect is dead. Authorities believe the men shot to death an officer on the campus of MIT Thursday night and then carjacked someone, letting the person go. The two suspects then allegedly exchanged gunfire with police in Watertown.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama is being briefed on developments in the investigation into the bombings at the Boston Marathon. It said in a statement that the president’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, Lisa Monaco, was briefing Obama overnight about the news unfolding in Boston and the nearby community of Watertown. One bombing suspect is dead and a second remains at large.