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AP: One of two marathon bomb suspects dead; Boston shut down during manhunt

4/19/2013

NOTE: This is a developing story from The Associated Press.

NOTE: This is a developing story from The Associated Press.

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) —

All residents of Boston were ordered to stay in their homes Friday

morning as the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings

continued after a long night of violence that left another suspect

dead.

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis made the announcement

that the entire city should stay indoors at a news conference where Gov.

Deval Patrick said the remaining suspect, described as a dangerous

terrorist, was still on the loose.

The developments came after the

suspects killed an MIT police officer overnight, injured a transit

officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during

their getaway attempt, authorities said as the manhunt intensified.

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."

Two

law enforcement officials told the AP that Tsarnaev and the other

suspect, who was not immediately identified, had been living legally in

the U.S. for at least one year.

In Boston, authorities suspended

all mass transit and urged people to stay indoors as they searched for

the remaining suspect, a man seen wearing a white baseball cap on

surveillance footage from Monday's deadly bombing at the marathon finish

line.

"We believe this man to be a terrorist," said Boston Police

Commissioner Ed Davis. "We believe this to be a man who's come here to

kill people."

Authorities urged residents in Watertown, Newton,

Arlington, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge and the Allston-Brighton

neighborhoods of Boston to stay indoors. At least a quarter of a million

people live in those suburbs. All mass transit was shut down, and

businesses were asked not to open Friday. People waiting at bus and

subway stops were told to go home.

The shutdown came hours after the killing of one suspect, known as the man in the black hat from marathon surveillance footage.

All

modes of public transportation were shut down, including buses,

subways, trolleys, commuter rail and boats, said Joe Pesaturo, spokesman

for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

The White

House said President Barack Obama was being briefed on developments

overnight by Lisa Monaco, his assistant for homeland security and

counterterrorism.

The suspects' clashes with police began only a

few hours after the FBI released photos and videos of the two young men,

who were seen carrying backpacks as they mingled among marathon

revelers. The bombings on Monday killed three people and wounded more

than 180 others, and authorities revealed the images to enlist the

public's help finding the suspects.

The images released by the FBI

depict two young men, each wearing a baseball cap, walking one behind

the other near the finish line. Richard DesLauriers, FBI agent in charge

in Boston, said the suspect in the white hat was seen setting down a

bag at the site of the second of two deadly explosions.

Authorities

said surveillance tape recorded late Thursday showed the suspect known

for the white hat during a robbery of a convenience store in Cambridge,

near the campus of MIT, where a university police officer was killed

while responding to a report of a disturbance, said State Police Col

Timothy Alben. The officer died of multiple gunshot wounds.

From

there, authorities say, the two men carjacked a man in a Mercedes-Benz,

keeping him with them in the car for half an hour before releasing him

at a gas station in Cambridge. The man was not injured.

The search

for the vehicle led to a chase that ended in Watertown, where

authorities said the suspects threw explosive devices from the car and

exchanged gunfire with police. A transit police officer was seriously

injured during the chase, authorities said.

In Watertown,

witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots and explosions at about 1

a.m. Friday. Dozens of police officers and FBI agents were in the

neighborhood and a helicopter circled overhead.

Watertown resident

Christine Yajko said she was awakened at about 1:30 a.m. by a loud

noise, began to walk to her kitchen and heard gunfire.

"I heard

the explosion, so I stepped back from that area, then I went back out

and heard a second one," she said. "It was very loud. It shook the house

a little."

She said a police officer later knocked on her door

and told her there was an undetonated improvised explosive device in the

street and warned her to stay away from the windows.

"It was on the street, right near our kitchen window," she said.

Yajko

said she never saw the suspect who was on the loose and didn't realize

the violence was related to the marathon bombings until she turned on

the TV and began watching what was happening outside her side door.

State

police spokesman David Procopio said, "The incident in Watertown did

involve what we believe to be explosive devices possibly, potentially,

being used against the police officers."

Boston cab driver Imran

Saif said he was standing on a street corner at a police barricade

across from a diner when he heard an explosion.

"I heard a loud

boom and then a rapid succession of pop, pop, pop," he said. "It sounded

like automatic weapons. And then I heard the second explosion."

He

said he could smell something burning and advanced to check it out but

area residents at their windows yelled at him, "Hey, it's gunfire! Don't

go that way!"

Doctors at a Boston hospital where a suspect in the

marathon bombings was taken and later died are saying they treated a

man with a possible blast injury and multiple gunshot wounds.

MIT

said right after the 10:30 p.m. shooting that police were sweeping the

campus in Cambridge and urged people to remain indoors. They urged

people urged to stay away from the Stata Center, a mixed-use building

with faculty offices, classrooms and a common area.

The suspects'

images were released hours after President Barack Obama and first lady

Michelle Obama attended an interfaith service in Boston to remember the

dead and the wounded.

At the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Obama

saluted the resolve of the people of Boston and mocked the bombers as

"these small, stunted individuals who would destroy instead of build and

think somehow that makes them important."

"We will find you," he warned.

In

the past, insurgents from Chechnya and neighboring restive provinces in

the Caucasus have been involved in terror attacks in Moscow and other

places in Russia.

Those raids included a raid in Moscow in October

2002 in which a group of Chechen militants took 800 people hostage and

held them for two days before special forces stormed the building,

killing all 41 Chechen hostage-takers. Also killed were 129 hostages,

mostly from effects of narcotic gas Russian forces used to subdue the

attackers.

Chechen insurgents also launched a 2004 hostage-taking

raid in the southern Russian town of Beslan, where they took hundreds of

hostages. The siege ended in a bloodbath two days later, with more than

330 people, about half of them children, killed.

Insurgents from

Chechnya and other regions also have launched a long series of bombings

in Moscow and other cities in Russia. An explosion at the international

arrivals hall at Moscow's Domodedovo airport in January 2011 killed at

least 31 people and wounded more than 140.

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