Friday, 19 April 2013

Boston bombings: One suspect with black hat killed, second one on the loose

Boston bombings: One suspect with black hat killed, second one on the loose, One of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects wearing a black hat in the FBI picture is dead and the second suspect wearing a white hat is on the run. In a fiery fire exchange between police officers and the two Boston bombing suspects late Thursday night into early Friday morning, the first Boston bombing suspect was shot by police officers, reported CBS News on Friday morning, April 19, 2013.

The second suspect who is still on the run as of early Friday morning is the suspect that can be seen in the white hat in the images that were released by the FBI on Thursday. Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis says that he is “armed and dangerous.” While the second suspect is on the loose, residents of Watertown, a Boston suburb, have been advised to keep their doors locked and not let anyone in.

While it was not clear immediately whether the 10:30 p.m. MIT shooting on Thursday night was connected to the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) shooting was eventually connected to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

According to the Middlesex district attorney, the two men involved in the Boston Marathon bombings came to the MIT campus Thursday night, stole a car at gunpoint, and shot a police officer. The driver of the stolen car was released later unharmed but the police officer who had responded to a disturbance at MIT was killed.

The pursuit of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects who were “apparently in a black Mercedes SUV” were followed by police officers into Watertown, which is 10 miles west of Boston.

In Watertown, the suspects and police officers exchanged gunfire and the suspects threw explosives from their car at police officers. Residents describing the scene around 1 a.m. on Friday morning on a live television broadcast said that they had never seen or heard anything like it.

According to a witness statement published by The New York Times, the two Boston bombing suspects had “a large, unwieldy bomb” that looked like a pressure cooker.

“They lit it, still in the middle of the gunfire, and threw it. But it went 20 yards at most. It exploded, he said, and one of the two men ran toward the gathered police officers. He was tackled, but it was not clear if he was shot.”

“Meanwhile, the other young man, said Mr. Kitzenberg, got back into the SUV, turned it toward officers and ‘put the pedal to the metal.’ The car ‘went right through the cops, broke right through and continued west’. The two men left ‘a few backpacks right by the car, and there is a bomb robot out there now’.”

According to Boston police Commissioner Ed Davis, the man on the loose is believed “to be a terrorist.” Commissioner Ed Davis also said that, "We believe this to be a man who came here to kill people."

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