Boston is on lockdown. A shootout last night left one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects dead, while the other is still at large and on the run.
Two men suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people this week terrorized the area overnight. One is dead, but the other is on the loose, police say, and he’s armed and dangerous.
Police pursued two men early Friday who shot a police officer to death, stole a vehicle and threw explosives at law officers pursuing them. Authorities believe they are the same two men sought in the marathon attacks.
One died of injuries suffered while battling police early Friday, and the other is on the run in a nearby suburb, authorities said.
Both men allegedly killed one police officer late Thursday, wounded another early Friday and used explosives against police pursuing them.
Authorities are taking steps to find and apprehend the at large suspect who is thought to be somewhere in Watertown, Mass.
According to the Huffington Post:
At daybreak, law enforcement planned to launch a house-to house search through much of Watertown as they sought one half of the duo believed to have killed three and wounded more than 170 at the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday.
A chaotic Thursday night across Cambridge and Watertown started at 10:30 p.m. with a convenience store holdup that led to the shooting of an MIT campus officer who died later from multiple gunshot wounds.
Police sped away from the campus crime scene amid reports of an armed carjacking of a Mercedes SUV nearby.
The breakneck pursuit of the stolen car led to Watertown, where suspects detonated explosives in the direction of officers before exchanging gunfire.
The terrorists have been identified as 19-year-old Dzhokar Tsarnaev, who is at large, and his older brother, who was shot and killed. Allegedly, the suspect on the loose drove over his brother to get away.
This story is developing…
Check out photos of the suspect and the wild night in the gallery.
Photo: NY Daily News, Huff Post, FBI