One of the Boston bombing suspects is dead and the second is on the loose and said to be ‘armed and dangerous’ after a dramatic shootout in the suburbs of the city.
Terrorist dubbed ‘Suspect 1’ killed after explosions and machine gun fire rocked Boston suburb of Watertown
- Manhunt for ‘Suspect 2’ who was seen on CCTV wearing a white baseball cap as police name him a ‘terrorist’
- Police chief: ‘Terrorist on the loose who wants to kill people – do not open your door’
- Police officer critically wounded in exchange of gunfire after suspects threw explosives during car chase
- Boston in chaos as Police officer shot dead on MIT campus
- Both men are wanted over Monday’s Boston marathon bombings which killed three people and injured over 180
- FBI released multiple images and three videos of two men designated as ‘suspect one’ and ‘suspect two’
- Investigators believe they planted explosive devices at two locations along the finishing line of the race
- Suspects walked away from the scene ‘pretty casually,’ federal official says
- David Green, a Florida man running the marathon, released a clearer photograph of a man closely resembling the suspect identified by the FBI Suspect Number Two
- Investigators now suspect the bomb was set off remotely, official says
HORROR AT HARVARD: HOW NIGHT OF CHAOS UNFOLDED IN BOSTON
HARVARD CAMPUS – 10:48pm Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer shot dead at the university campus. Cambridge police said he was responding to a report of a disturbance in the area when he was gunned down suffering ‘multiple wounds.’ He was taken to hospital and pronounced dead – no-one else was hurt. Police officers and canine units sweep the campus, and nearby roads are blocked. The university issue an alert to students and faculty to remain inside. No arrests have been made.
WATERTOWN – MIDNIGHT Dozens of police officers descend on Watertown Square following reports of a carjacking in the area According to eyewitness reports, two men believed to be in their early twenties engaged in a furious gun fight with dozens of police on a backstreet of Watertown. A major police operation then unfolds in the area, some six miles (10km) from Boston. Reporters arriving at the scene are told to turn off their mobile phones. One police officer reportedly told them: ‘If you want to live, turn off your cell phone.’
1:am Witnesses report hearing explosions and gunfire. ‘It sounded like a stick of dynamite went off,’ a local resident told the Boston Globe. ‘I looked out the window, and it was like nothing I’ve ever seen – blue light after blue light after blue light. ‘
1:49am At least one person is arrested in Watertown and stripped naked before being taken in custody.
1:30am: The Cambridge bomb squad arrive in Watertown.
Current: Police still on the scene in Watertown and the MIT campus. One suspect in custody and one suspect on the loose. It remains unclear if the incident, which followed a police chase of a stolen vehicle, was related to the shooting on the MIT campus or any other incident in the Boston area.