Breaking News!!: Watertown, MA: Bombing Suspect #1 Killed and Suspect #2 At Large.
Watertown Police Department Offices have confirmed that suspects in Massachusetts Institute of Technology Shooting are related to Boston Marathon attacks.
– Wanted Suspect #1: Was shot and Killed.
– Wanted Suspect #2 or “White Hat Suspect”: Is at large. Search for Suspect #2 in Watertown, Massachusetts. The public should stay indoors and Suspect #2 is armed and dangerous.
A 20 block area in Watertown, Massachusetts has been shut down and swarmed by heavily armed police officers searching door-to-door for him. There is concern is he may be armed with explosives.
This all began late Thursday night when a 7-11 in Cambridge was robbed.
Shortly later at around 10:30pm ET, an Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was found shot multiple times in his car in the area of Vassar and Main streets. He was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital where he died.
According to the Middlesex District Attorney:
“Authorities launched an immediate investigation into the circumstances of the shooting. The investigation determined that two males were involved in this shooting.
A short time later, police received reports of an armed carjacking by two males in the area of Third Street in Cambridge. The victim was carjacked at gunpoint by two males and was kept in the car with the suspects for approximately a half hour. The victim was released at a gas station on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. He was not injured.
Police immediately began a search for the vehicle and were in pursuit of the vehicle into Watertown. At that time, explosive devices were reportedly thrown from car by the suspects. The suspects and police also exchanged gunfire in the area of Dexter and Laurel streets. During this pursuit, an MBTA Police officer was seriously injured and transported to the hospital.
During the pursuit, one suspect was critically injured and transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. An extensive manhunt is ongoing in the Watertown area for the second suspect, who is believed to be armed and dangerous.
The case is being investigated by local, state and federal authorities working in cooperation. The Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad is assessing and removing any potentially explosive devices that may have been thrown on the street in Watertown by the suspects.”
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