One Suspect In Boston Bombing Is Dead; Second Remains At Large

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BREAKING NEWS: A chaotic chase through the suburbs of Boston early Friday morning led to the death of one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, as well as a campus police officer, according to The New York Times. The second suspect, identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass., remains at large.

Law enforcement officials identified the dead suspect as Dzhokhar's brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26. They are both believed to be Chechens.

The news comes only hours after the FBI released photos of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan late Thursday evening, urging those who knew information about them to call their hotline.

Dzhokhar is said to be the man wearing the white hat in the photos.

As the hunt to find Dzhokhar continues, Gov. Deval Patrick has suspended all public transportation in the MBTA system. A number of prominent colleges, including Harvard, Boston College and Boston University, canceled classes on Friday.

According to the report, the chase began around 10PM Thursday evening after two men robbed a 7-11 store at gunpoint. Afterward, they shot and killed an MIT campus security guard and carjacked a Mercedes SUV, fully armed.

This led police into Watertown, where reports say police and the suspects exchanged gunfire.

Multiple explosions went off Monday afternoon near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and leaving over 100 injured.

For more on this story, head over to The New York Times.

 

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