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Boston on Lockdown: Massive Manhunt for 2nd Boston Marathon Bomb Attack Suspect

Boston on Lockdown: Massive Manhunt for 2nd Boston Marathon Bomb Attack Suspect

A Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed in a shootout with police in a Boston suburb has been identified as 26-year-old Tammerlan Tsarnaev, coming from the Russian region near Chechnya. The other suspect, also from the Chechen region, is still the object of a massive manhunt after an MIT police officer was shot and killed. The second suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (JOH'-khar tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).

Key moments related to the search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, based on reports from the Middlesex County district attorney, Massachusetts State Police, and Boston police.

Sequence of Events
 

_ At 5:10 p.m. Thursday, investigators of the bombings release photographs and video of two suspects. They ask for the public's help in identifying the men.

_ Around 10:20 p.m., shots are fired on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, just outside Boston.


 

_ At 10:30 p.m., an MIT campus police officer who was responding to a disturbance is found shot multiple times in his vehicle, apparently in a confrontation with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. He is later pronounced dead.

_ Shortly afterward, two armed men reportedly carjack a Mercedes SUV in Cambridge. A man who was in the vehicle is held for about a half hour and then released unharmed at a gas station on Memorial Drive in Cambridge.


 

_ Police soon pursue the carjacked vehicle in Watertown, just west of Cambridge.

_ Some kind of explosive devices are thrown from the vehicle in an apparent attempt to stop police. The carjackers and police exchange gunfire. A transit police officer is seriously injured. One suspect, later identified as Suspect No. 1 in the marathon bombings, is critically injured and later pronounced dead.


 

_ Authorities launch a manhunt for the other suspect.

_ Around 1 a.m. Friday, gunshots and explosions are heard in Watertown, just outside Boston. Dozens of police officers and FBI agents converge on a Watertown neighborhood. A helicopter circles overhead.


 

_ Around 4:30 a.m., Massachusetts state and Boston police hold a short outdoor news briefing. They tell people living in that section of eastern Watertown to stay in

 

 

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