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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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LIMom1105
by Bronze Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:20 AM
Yes they are, it's crazy, though what choice do they have? I've never heard if such a thing though.

Quoting disneymom2two:

According to what I'm watching right now, the entire city of Boston and some cities around it are on lockdown.  Governor has asked for a shelter-stay in place.  

NECN said they lived here at least a year but CBS is quoting someone who went to highschool at Cambridge Rindge and Latin with them.  



Quoting free1:

 One suspect dead one on the loose.  


The officials are asking everyone to stay inside.  So the whole town is on total lock-down? 


Shocking!




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annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:21 AM

 

I don't think so.


 

Quoting smalltowngal:

 

Isn't Cambridge really expensive to live in? 

Quoting annabl1970:

 

Nope they are brothers they both born in Chechnya,

One of them was styding in Bunker Hill Community College

Quoting smalltowngal:

That's why I also said learned it on his own. If they lived in Cambridge, they probably went to Harvard or MIT making them highly intelligent. Something it seems like most mass killers have in common. 

It sounded like on the news one was born in Kazakhstan and one was born in Russia. 

Quoting annabl1970:

 

One of the brothers was studying engineering here in US, do you think it was that hard for him to learn to make a bomb?

What I am hearing from SSN: one of them posted on his FB that he doesn't have a single American friend and he don't understand Americans.

It could have nothing to do with Al-Qaeda, they could be " lonely wolves".

I wish SNN stop saying they are from Chechnya Kazakhstan

Chechnya is located in  Caucasus, Kazakhstan is in Central Asia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

free1
by ~FreeSpirit~ on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:22 AM

 

Quoting disneymom2two:

According to what I'm watching right now, the entire city of Boston and some cities around it are on lockdown.  Governor has asked for a shelter-stay in place.  

NECN said they lived here at least a year but CBS is quoting someone who went to highschool at Cambridge Rindge and Latin with them.  

 

Quoting free1:

 One suspect dead one on the loose.  

The officials are asking everyone to stay inside.  So the whole town is on total lock-down? 

Shocking!

 

 

Yes.  The whole city on lockdown( they want everyone to be safe).

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:22 AM
Since they have been here for 10 years , they will be looking at their travels..

Or maybe they did this on their own
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colins_mom
by Silver Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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stay safe!

Quoting Proud2BWeird:

Woke up early to the police telling us to lock ourselves in and not go to work. We just moved into town last week, great introduction!



They better get this bastard alive, and find out who else is involved.
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free1
by ~FreeSpirit~ on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:27 AM

 

Quoting LIMom1105:

Yes they are, it's crazy, though what choice do they have? I've never heard if such a thing though.
Quoting disneymom2two:

According to what I'm watching right now, the entire city of Boston and some cities around it are on lockdown.  Governor has asked for a shelter-stay in place.  

NECN said they lived here at least a year but CBS is quoting someone who went to highschool at Cambridge Rindge and Latin with them.  

 


Quoting free1:

 One suspect dead one on the loose.  


The officials are asking everyone to stay inside.  So the whole town is on total lock-down? 


Shocking!

 


 

 Me either.  They're showing everything live

 I just tuned in and the news channel was/is showing everything live.

 

 

free1
by ~FreeSpirit~ on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:30 AM

 

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Since they have been here for 10 years , they will be looking at their travels..

Or maybe they did this on their own

 So the suspects have been in this country for 10 years?

Carpy
by Ruby Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Yet, the bigger one wanted to fight for Chechnya in the Olympics.  I have only seen reports that they had been here for one to two yrs.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

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?



momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:32 AM

There are lots of students in Cambridge, lots of apartments that are relatively cheap.  Many people living with roommates, etc.  

Quoting smalltowngal:


Isn't Cambridge really expensive to live in? 

Quoting annabl1970:


Nope they are brothers they both born in Chechnya,

One of them was styding in Bunker Hill Community College

Quoting smalltowngal:

That's why I also said learned it on his own. If they lived in Cambridge, they probably went to Harvard or MIT making them highly intelligent. Something it seems like most mass killers have in common. 

It sounded like on the news one was born in Kazakhstan and one was born in Russia. 

Quoting annabl1970:


One of the brothers was studying engineering here in US, do you think it was that hard for him to learn to make a bomb?

What I am hearing from SSN: one of them posted on his FB that he doesn't have a single American friend and he don't understand Americans.

It could have nothing to do with Al-Qaeda, they could be " lonely wolves".

I wish SNN stop saying they are from Chechnya Kazakhstan

Chechnya is located in  Caucasus, Kazakhstan is in Central Asia










Carpy
by Ruby Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:35 AM

They may be getting the other one right now

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