Developing Story: Boston SWAT Teams Hunt for Marathon Bombing Suspect

Boston-area Patches tell us the first suspect is reported dead as a manhunt continues for the second suspect. The two are brothers.

Courtesy FBI/Boston Marathon bombing suspect 2
Courtesy FBI/Boston Marathon bombing suspect 2
By Ronni Newton; posted by Cassandra Day.

Reporting from Patch Boston area staff provided by Chris CaesarJohn WallerDaniel DeMainaFranklin TuckerRyan Grannan-Doll, and Liz Taurasi.

3:53 p.m., CBS News reports Connecticut police issue new vehicle alert. Looking for 1995 Gray Honda Odyssey, REGISTRATION: 93NN73 Massachusetts

2:06 p.m., The FBI alerts the media that the bombing suspect may be driving four-door, '99, green Honda Civic with Massachusetts plates reading: 116GC7.
10:28 a.m., Connecticut State Police say gray Honda CRV with Mass. plates has been recovered in Boston.

10:21 a.m., Police searched a train in Norwalk that was then cleared and allowed to continue.

For live updates, see Watertown, Mass., Patch here.

Multiple communities in the Boston area are in complete lockdown Friday morning as an all-night manhunt continues for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Businesses, schools, and mass transit are shut down completely, and police are asking all residents of the affected areas to stay indoors. Many of the Boston area colleges, including Boston University, MIT, Northeastern, Harvard, Emerson, Lesley, Suffolk, Bentley and Boston College are closed today.

According to Watertown Patch, officials confirmed early Friday morning that they are searching for the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect in Watertown following a chaotic night that left the first suspect dead. 

The Associated Press is reporting the surviving Boston bomb suspect is identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge. "We believe this man to be a terrorist," Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said at a post-4 a.m. press conference about the at large suspect. 

"We believe this to be a man who's come here to kill people. We need to get him in custody." 

All MBTA service has been suspended on Friday morning and law enforcement officials are asking residents of Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge and the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of Boston to stay indoors and for businesses to not open today. Also, no vehicle traffic will be allowed in or out of Watertown until further notice. 

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. 

A robbery at a Cambridge 7-11 Thursday night was followed by the fatal shooting of a MIT campus police officer, then a carjacking by the suspects, which turned into a shootout in Watertown on early Friday morning, with one suspect pronounced dead at a hospital after the shootout and the other at large.

For the most updated coverage, follow Watertown Patch which continues to update this story as it develops.

Are you in touch with family and friends in the affected areas? Are your student/loved ones there? Tell us what they are hearing in the comments.
wyatt April 19, 2013 at 08:57 AM
One thing I've noticed about the TV coverage in Boston: The Boston Police sure do look sharp in their uniforms and eight point hats. What happened to our own PD where it seems to be uniform du jour ? The Police in Middletown don't look like they are members of the same PD and those baseball hats....is it a Police Dept or a baseball team?


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