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WDKX.com » Blog » Bomb Suspect Dead, Manhunt For Second
Apr 19th 2013 11:31 am
Bomb Suspect Dead, Manhunt For Second
by News

(CNN) - One suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is dead. The other -- his brother- - was on the run Friday, pursued by an army of police whose manhunt virtually shut down the city.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died after an overnight shootout with police. He's the man described Thursday by the FBI as black-capped Suspect No. 1 in the attacks that killed three. His brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, apparently escaped -- leading police to throw a huge dragnet around the region.

Developments moved quickly:

-- Connecticut authorities said a gray Honda CR-V with Massachusetts license plates had been recovered in the Boston area. An earlier alert said the vehicle "could possibly be occupied" by the surviving suspect. Meanwhile, heavily armed police swarmed over a Watertown, Massachusetts, neighborhood looking for the man, identified by Boston police as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19.

-- The slain suspect, identified by several sources as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the fugitive suspect's older brother, was wearing explosives and a triggering device when he died, a source briefed on the investigation told CNN's Deborah Feyerick.

-- A Maryland man who said he was the suspects' uncle told CNN affiliate WBZ that Tamerlan Tsarnaev "got what he deserved." "What can I say for people who have been murdered? Sympathy," Ruslan Tsarni said. But a neighbor and former teacher at the high school Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attended described the younger brother as "a wonderful kid" who seemed incapable of such violence.

-- According to a source briefed on the investigation, the brothers came from the Russian Caucasus and had moved to Kazakhstan at a young age before coming to the United States several years ago.

-- Police ordered businesses in the suburb of Watertown and nearby communities to stay closed and told residents to stay inside and answer the door for no one but authorities. Boston authorities advised the same. The city's subway, bus, Amtrak train systems and Greyhound and Bolt Bus -- a regional carrier -- have been shut down. Taxi service across the city also was suspended for time during the manhunt. Every Boston area school is closed.

--The search followed a violent night in which authorities say the men allegedly hurled explosives at pursuers after killing Massachusetts Institute of Technology police Officer Sean Collier, robbing a convenience store and hijacking a car.

Police warned Watertown residents to lock their homes and stay away from their windows and doors.

Source: CNN.COM