1 of 2 Mass. Bomb Suspects Dead; Suburbs Shut Down

3 years 7 months 2 weeks ago April 19, 2013 Apr 19, 2013 Friday, April 19 2013 Friday, April 19, 2013 6:09:00 AM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

WATERTOWN, Mass. - Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left one of them dead and another still at large Friday, authorities said as the manhunt intensified for a young man described as a dangerous terrorist.

The suspects were identified to The Associated Press as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya, which has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars. A law enforcement intelligence bulletin obtained by the AP identified the surviving bomb suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old who had been living in Cambridge, just outside Boston, and said he "may be armed and dangerous."

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