Manhunt For Marathon Bombers Suspects, 1 Dead, 2nd On The Run

Posted By Urban News Hour | April 19, 2013

The suspects in Boston bombing were identified as two Russian Bothers Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother Dzhokhar, 19. The elder brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in the stand-off with the police, while the younger one remains at large.

One of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead, the other on the loose and considered armed and dangerous.

Large parts of the city are on virtual lockdown,  after a chaotic night of mayhem that included the murder of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer and a shootout with police.

A massive manhunt for one of the Marathon bombing suspects began with a robbery  a convenience store in Cambridge.

MIT issued an emergency alert at 10:48 on Thursday night, after  MIT officer Sean Collier, 26,Somerville, was in confrontation with terror suspects after he responded to a report of a disturbance.

Collier was shot multiple times in his cruiser.  He was taken to Mass. General Hospital, but later died at a hospital from his wounds just before midnight.

In Cambridge, early Friday morning, the suspects took a Mercedes SUV in a car jacking at a gas station. They released the driver unharmed, after one of the suspects used that victim’s debit card to get $800 in cash from an ATM and admitting that they were the Boston Marathon Bombers.

Police found the car and the suspects in Watertown, and pursued the suspects into a residential neighborhood where gunfire was exchanged.

The brothers hurled explosives from the car at law enforcement as police followed it into Watertown.

The police exchanged  automatic gunfire with the suspects, witnesses report hearing between 15 and 50 shots.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot multiple times in the gunfight and critically injured. Police took him into custody, and later he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

While  Dzhokhar, the other brother escaped, and said to be “armed and dangerous.”
Police then set up a perimeter and as many as 50 officers searched for the suspect in Watertown.

During the pursuit, a MBTA transit police officer for 3 years was seriously shot and wounded in the shootout.  He was identified as Richard H. Donahue Jr., 33, he  has been stabilized after surgery, but in critical condition at Mt. Auburn Hospital.

As a massive manhunt intensifies for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Authorities are focusing their hunt in Watertown for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the brother of the dead suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26. Police say Dzhokhar is armed and fear he is wearing an explosive vest.

Ruslan Tsarni, an uncle who had not spoken to his brother’s sons in several months, urged Dzhokhar to turn himself in to authorities. Meeting with reporters Friday, Tsani said he believed the brothers may have been recently “radicalized.” Tsarni says he was unaware of any military or weapons training they may have received. Tsarni called the brothers “losers” and said they had brought his family shame.

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