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One Boston Marathon bombing suspect in custody; one officer killed

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Boston Marathon bomber manhunt: One in custody, second on the run, reports say

Police search for suspects in Watertown, Mass. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

BOSTON—A late-night police chase and shootout has ended with one marathon bombing suspect being captured here, the Boston Globe reported. Meanwhile, an intense manhunt is underway for a second suspect in the terror case.

Federal agents swarmed neighboring Watertown after local police were involved in a car chase and shootout with at least two suspects. During the pursuit, officers could be heard on police radio traffic describing the suspects as having grenades and other explosives.

One reportedly escaped capture, and another was shot by police and taken to a local hospital. Another man was seen sprawled on the ground in footage shown on WHDH-TV.

The FBI has not confirmed a connection between the events in Watertown to the twin explosions that killed 3 people and injured 170 others at the Boston Marathon on Monday. But according to an alert sent issued to fellow officers, the suspect who remained at large was referred to as the "one with the white hat" seen in the photos released by the bureau on Thursday.

The suspect, described on scanner traffic as a "white male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with black curly hair, possibly with an assault rifle and explosives," as police in Watertown, Newton, Brighton and Cambridge were put on high alert.

"We are aware of the law enforcement activity in the greater Boston area," Boston FBI spokesman Greg Comcowich said in a statement to Yahoo News. "The situation is ongoing. We are working with local authorities to determine what happened."

Worried residents in Watertown, a suburb about 10 miles from downtown Boston, were ordered to stay indoors and turn off their cell phones out of fear that they could trigger improvised explosive devices.

Dozens of police officers, many of them off-duty, searched backyards in search of the second suspect, and a police perimeter of several blocks was established. K9 units and SWAT teams searched homes on Spruce Street as officers searched an SUV the suspects had abandoned.

The Watertown shootout occurred after a shooting at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology late Thursday. A police officer was shot and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The campus was placed on lockdown for several hours, and students were told to remain indoors.

Shortly before 2 a.m. Friday, MIT issued a statement on its website saying that the suspect "in this evening's shooting is no longer on campus. It is now safe to resume normal activities. Please remain vigilant in the coming hours."

by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 3:54 AM
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JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:08 AM
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From Chechnya where al Qaeda recruits their terrorist trainess

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Russian brothers?? WTF?
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momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:13 AM

Ages 19 and 20.  

kam013
by Silver Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:14 AM

Local police are completing a house to house search in Watertown, near Melody & Nichols Street appears to be the current focus.  

All residents are being asked to stay inside, all businesses in area are being asked to remain closed.  MBTA (transit) is shut down, all colleges in the area are currently closed.

The report is that the the two suspects are brothers.

JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:22 AM
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Why are you so surprised? What were you expecting?

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Russian brothers?? WTF?
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cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:25 AM

It's being confirmed now. This is directly connected to the bombing and one of them is still on the loose. 

cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:25 AM

I can understand the surprise. I don't think anyone was thinking Russia. I think we were thinking foreign terrorist group, or homegrown nutballs. But Russia? WTF?

Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

Why are you so surprised? What were you expecting?

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Russian brothers?? WTF?



Billiejeens
by Gold Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:31 AM
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She was expecting a blonde haired bue eyed older male with a "don't tread on me hat"  and a Tea Party shirt.

Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

Why are you so surprised? What were you expecting?

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Russian brothers?? WTF?


 

Carpy
by Ruby Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:38 AM

Yep, big recruiting ground.

http://www.meforum.org/744/how-chechnya-became-a-breeding-ground-for-terror

Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

From Chechnya where al Qaeda recruits their terrorist trainess

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Russian brothers?? WTF?


sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:40 AM
The brothers have been here since 2002-2003

9 and 10 years old

I don't think they were recruited at that age



Quoting Carpy:

Yep, big recruiting ground.

http://www.meforum.org/744/how-chechnya-became-a-breeding-ground-for-terror

Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

From Chechnya where al Qaeda recruits their terrorist trainess



Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Russian brothers?? WTF?


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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:41 AM
Actually no I didnt

As it stands, these brothers have lived in America for about 10 years, since they were children.

It seems odd.


Quoting Billiejeens:

 


She was expecting a blonde haired bue eyed older male with a "don't tread on me hat"  and a Tea Party shirt.


Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

Why are you so surprised? What were you expecting?


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Russian brothers?? WTF?



 

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