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One of the suspects wanted in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing was shot and killed by police while a second suspect was at large and being pursued, the head of the Massachusetts State Police said early Friday.

Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police said the first suspect from Monday's bombing was shot by police following a pursuit that began Thursday night in Cambridge and ended a short time later in nearby Watertown. He said that suspect later died at a hospital.

Alben said the second suspect, seen in photographs distributed by the FBI as wearing a white cap, is still at large. He said people should be on the lookout and that officials consider him a suspect.

He did not provide their names.

A transit police officer was reported in critical condition after being shot.

The manhunt for the marathon bombing suspects turned to hot pursuit at 10:30 p.m., when the two men robbed a 7-11 convenience store on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Alben said. A few minutes later, police found anMiT campus police officer shot multiple times in his car, Alben said. The police officer died of his injuries at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The suspects then car-jacked a Mercedes SUV, Alben said. Police found the car and the suspects in Watertown, and pursued them into a residential neighborhood where gunfire was exchanged.

Witnesses report hearing between 15 and 50 shots.

Alben said the suspects also threw explosives from the car. Residents, witnesses and media in the area heard at least two large booms.
A Massachusetts law enforcement official, speaking on condition he not be identified by name, said that the suspect who died is thought to be the first suspect in the FBI photos of the alleged bombers, wearing a dark hat.

Police Commissioner Ed Davis said in a Twitter statement that one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday, seen pictured wearing a white hat, was at large and that another suspect was dead.

Davis told reporters the man they are seeking is armed and dangerous. He urged people to stay in their homes and drew the first official link between the overnight police pursuit and the search for suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing.

"We believe this to be a terrorist. We believe this is a man who came here to kill people. We need to get him in custody,' Davis said.

The Middlesex district attorney's office said in a statement that police responded to reports of an armed carjacking by two males who held a victim at gunpoint for half an hour before being released uninjured.

The statement said one suspect was critically injured during the pursuit and later was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police could be seen with guns drawn one one man face down on a paved street. CNN later reported that man was released by police.

The Massachusetts State Police issued a Tweet at 3:45 a.m. saying police "will be going door by door, street by street, in and around Watertown'' searching for the at-large suspect.

The state police also advised residents in and around Watertown to stay inside. "Do NOT answer door unless it is an identified police officer,'' the department said.

The events unfolded overnight as the entire Boston metro area was on high alert following Monday's fatal bomb explosions during the Boston Marathon and as the FBI was leading a massive manhunt for suspects. The developments came on a day when the FBI issued photographs of two men that it said it is seeking and were seen in surveillance video carrying backpacks in the marathon race crowd on Monday before the twin explosions.

"I heard sirens, then a ton of gunshots.,'' said Adam Healy, 31, a behavioral specialist for autism who lives less than a mile from the scene. "And then I heard an explosion amid the gunshots. After the explosion, the sky lit up. "

Dan MacDonald, 40, sitting in a second story Watertown apartment, said he first heard sirens, then gunshots.

"It was about 10 to 15 shots. then there was an onslaught," he said. "There were 25 to 60 shots within 45 seconds. Then the shots stopped and boom. It was like dynamite." (US Today)
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  • DAW Friday, 19 April 2013 10:19 AM

    Human Rights?

    usman Friday, 19 April 2013 10:39 AM

    If suspect of boson can be killed y cant the criminal prabakaran be killed, be fair with us just because we are srilankans dont treat us like that

    Jane Friday, 19 April 2013 03:11 PM

    Great work, nicely done, no innocent causalities, pinpoint accuracy, swift action, well done, this is over to you IGP !

    Truth Friday, 19 April 2013 10:39 AM

    Oh! god.
    If it happened in Sri Lanka .who will be the first one to order us to do CREDIBLE investigation on shootout!!!.pls guess

    bimba Friday, 19 April 2013 10:48 AM

    No human right at all

    sss Friday, 19 April 2013 03:20 PM

    no one mess with uncle sam

    ravana Friday, 19 April 2013 10:48 AM

    So.. What about the Human Rights?

    sss Friday, 19 April 2013 03:23 PM

    yes they are stooges of the politicians and their side kicks

    Crankhand Saturday, 20 April 2013 05:45 AM

    That will work especially when hes lobbing home made pipe bombs and killing and wounding Policeman. Where do you get your news ? Wait don't tell me ...

    Buffaloa Citizen Friday, 19 April 2013 11:07 AM

    This is real police work, unlike the bogus manipulated stuff found by our local hench-aiya cops.

    Thambiya Tudawe Friday, 19 April 2013 03:39 PM

    Boston police says the suspect try throw Hand grenade after that only they shoot him like Sri Lankan Police style.

    Shane De Silva Friday, 19 April 2013 11:33 AM

    Where is human rights Americans???

    N.O.D.A. King Friday, 19 April 2013 11:57 AM

    ha ha......proving your name is right:))

    Truth Saturday, 20 April 2013 02:59 AM

    yes,here the SUSPECT have not taken any one to shield him.
    He is better than LTTE

    Kamal-USA Friday, 19 April 2013 12:03 PM

    Congratulations FBI for the great work.

    mewan@gmail.com Friday, 19 April 2013 12:03 PM

    You are a real buffalo

    Suq Madique Saturday, 20 April 2013 03:10 AM

    And you buffaloes are hench-aiya for the LTTE.

    Ranil Friday, 19 April 2013 12:04 PM

    When it happen in SL, manipulation, but in US genuine. Remove the glasses and see men. This is the reality of terrorism whether in SL or US.

    Suq Madique Friday, 19 April 2013 12:08 PM

    But doesn't it seem like they copied SL Police tactics by killing the suspect instead of taking him in? Doesn't that look suspicious to you?

    Dharu Usmaan Friday, 19 April 2013 12:06 PM

    Where is Pillai?

    Dee Saturday, 20 April 2013 03:18 AM

    Why not disclose the identity of the suspects? , then the world will know and not talk rubbish about human rights etc.

    ANTON Friday, 19 April 2013 12:48 PM

    ANY POSSIBILITY THAT HE WENT TO SHOW HIDDEN WEAPONS.

    Wijesignhe Kotte Saturday, 20 April 2013 07:25 AM

    World needs an independent credible investigation in to the killing of one brother. And of course reconciliation and accountability of entire operation towards the final stage.
    Human rights can not be violated these alleged killer as they were not found guilty by court of law.

    Crankhand Sunday, 21 April 2013 01:22 AM

    Interesting, Why independent ? If there was a media blackout censorship and no foreign media reporting then an independent inquiry is warranted but not in this instance. Did anyone call for an independent inquiry for the Central Bank bomb or Some of the bus bombs in '09 ? I think not. Try and compare apples.
    They do need accountability that's for sure, But reconciliation ??? what for ?

    theepan Friday, 19 April 2013 01:46 PM

    very interesting comments.

    Vignes Saturday, 20 April 2013 04:28 AM

    Any innocent people die?

    LBJ Saturday, 20 April 2013 04:29 AM

    Here are the names:Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev and his brother TamerlanTsarnaev , Tamerlan was killed and the other captured by the authorities.

    Lobo Friday, 19 April 2013 02:04 PM

    They should have tried to have a dialogue with him instead of killing him.

    kandykolla Friday, 19 April 2013 02:20 PM

    They guys killed Osama in Pakistan like a dog in front of his own teenage daughter !! Who the hell is he ??

    Pluto Friday, 19 April 2013 02:25 PM

    Many foreigners when in the US or back to there own country, specially Sri Lanka have this killer instinct.

    Hong Kong John Friday, 19 April 2013 10:10 AM

    Reminiscent of SL police - suspect shot while trying to escape and attacking police officers. Now we'll never find out if he was actually one of the bombers.

    xlntgson Friday, 19 April 2013 02:57 PM

    Chechniya once triggered a world war, this shows US and Russia on the same wavelength! Forget Taliban, Al Qaeda, Mujahideen or try hard to link them (!)

    Mn Friday, 19 April 2013 10:17 AM

    Killed in sri lankan way

    IOSirisena Friday, 19 April 2013 10:17 AM

    this sounds like one of the SL police reports when underworld characters attempt to "flee" from the police.


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