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4/19/2013 (1 year ago)

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One suspect killed, the other at large in police standoff

In the struggle to bring those responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings to justice, terrified witnesses took photos and posted them on the internet after a firefight and standoff between police and suspects. From a safe distance, Watertown residents peered from doors and windows before cautiously taking pictures before posting them on Twitter.

Is this their man? This photograph was tweeted by a resident near the shoot-out who claims it is one of the suspects fleeing on foot next to a scorch mark on the pavement.

Is this their man? This photograph was tweeted by a resident near the shoot-out who claims it is one of the suspects fleeing on foot next to a scorch mark on the pavement.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/19/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Boston, police confrontation, Boston Marathon, bombings, suspects


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic online) - Reports of a robbery of a convenience store in Kendall Square near MIT started the dramatic confrontation last night. Twenty-six-year-old MIT Police Officer Sean Collier had been shot and killed. The violent incident then ended in a gun fight in a small suburban street while residents tried to sleep.

Police got word of a carjacking nearby. The two men are suspected of killing the MIT police officer stole the car at gunpoint and later released its driver unharmed. The suspects threw explosives from the car as police followed it to the Boston suburb of Watertown.

Witnesses then reported hearing multiple gunshots and explosions in Watertown earlier this morning. Residents were advised to keep their doors locked and not let anyone in.

According to eyewitness Andrew Kitzenberg, the confrontation raged on Laurel Street beneath his apartment window. He says that the two suspects hurled grenades and a pressure cooker bomb at officers before one of them escaped in a black Mercedes S.U.V.
 
One of the suspects was "taken down" and the other escaped in a car, Kitzenberg said.

"The second shooter got into the S.U.V, turned it around and went full speed towards the police officers, went through the middle between the cop cars taking off the doors and breaking through."

The suspects in the Boston bombing have since been identified as 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother 19-year-old Dzhokhar. Tamerlan died in the hospital after a fierce gun battle rocked the Watertown area.

Dzhokhar, seen wearing a white baseball cap, is still on the run and reportedly has explosives strapped to his body.

The clash began shortly after the FBI released photos and videos of the two young men, seen carrying backpacks as they mingled among marathon revelers. The photos depict the two young men walking one behind the other near the finish line.

FBI agent in charge in Boston Richard DesLauriers said the younger suspect was seen setting down a bag at the site of the second of two deadly explosions.

The bombings killed three people and wounded more than 180 others.

The two suspects are said to be from a Russian region near Chechnya and have lived in the US for at least one year.

Readers are encouraged to stay abreast of these incident as they are sure to unfold the rest of the day.

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