Friday, 19 April 2013

Boston Marathon bombings: One suspect dead, manhunt ongoing for second

Boston Marathon bombings: One suspect dead, manhunt ongoing for second, One suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been shot and killed by police Friday and a second is being sought in a massive manhunt in Watertown, a suburb of Boston. The death and ongoing search come after a long night of bloodshed and explosions in the streets of the city according to an April 19 report by the Chicago Tribune.

Police ordered Watertown residents to stay inside their homes and not open their doors as the hunt continued. A university police officer was killed during the night and a transit cop was also wounded. The suspects hijacked a car and then took police on a chase that resulted in one of the suspects being shot to death.

The suspect on the run is the man seen in the white cap in photos released by authorities on Thursday. The photos had been taken just before the explosions on Monday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that left three people dead and 176 wounded.

Authorities basically shut down the City of Boston on Friday, asking citizens to stay and closing down transportation systems as the hunt continues.

Police were attacked by the two suspects as they attempted to move in. Explosives and gunfire were used by the suspects. The suspect that was shot was taken to an area hospital and died there.

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said of the remaining suspect, “We believe this to be a terrorist. We believe this to be a man who has come here to kill people. We need to get him in custody."

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