BOSTON ON LOCKDOWN
For those of you just waking up this morning, there have been significant developments in the Boston Bombing investigation. Late last night, after a robbery at a Cambridge 7-11, an MIT police officer was shot and killed in his vehicle, leading to a carjacking, a massive police chase involving explosive devices thrown at police, and launching a massive city-wide manhunt that all sounds like something out of a Michael Bay movie.
Here are the most recent developments:
- 8:44 p.m. ET: Second suspect is in custody. Cops seen coming out of position and applauding.
- 7:47 p.m. ET: Local news station WCVB captured massive gunfire. There are reports that there is no more movement in the boat.
- 7:31 p.m. ET: Reports that the suspect is on a boat, it is unknown if he is dead or alive.
- 6:21 p.m. ET: Massachusetts state police chief Timothy Alben to the suspect to give up: “This is a dangerous person who we believe has killed people.” Tsarnaev remains at large and “believed to still be in Massachusetts.”
- 6:13 p.m. ET: Governor Deval Patrick gives another press conference. “Stay in place” order was lifted, public transit is running again, and the police are taking down the perimeter.
- 5:30 p.m. ET: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is still at large! Considered armed and very dangerous. May be wearing suicide vest. Location unknown.
- 5:18 p.m. ET: Reports that Boston police have confirmed they have the two males in custody, none are the “white hat suspect.”
- 4:22 p.m. ET: Suspicious person abandoned a gray CRV in Watertown
- 1:18 p.m. ET: Possible house with hostage located and cleared. A suspect was spotted on foot, unclear if it’s Tsarnaev
- 12:33 p.m. ET: Governor Deval Patrick and Watertown Mayor speaks at a press conference. Urging Bostonians to stay in their homes.
- 12:13 p.m. ET: Photos showing deserted Boston streets
- 12:02 p.m. ET: Suspect with the explosive vest is a 60-70 year old man. Now “clear”, safe for EMS to approach him.
- 11:29 a.m. ET: The suspect’s uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, gave a statement, says his nephews brought “shame to his family and Chechens” and ”If you are alive, turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness”
- 11:20 a.m. ET: There are reports of a suspect lying spread-eagle in the street, with an explosive vest with a “dead man’s switch.” The identity of that suspect is unknown. There is still at least one suspect currently at large.
- Approximately 8 a.m. ET: The entire city of Boston is put under “shelter in place” orders. The MTA and taxi services have been suspended.
- Approximately 7 a.m. ET: Surviving suspect identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass. Suspects are brothers and there may be a third suspect.
- Approximately 1:00 a.m. ET on Friday: Shootout in Watertown. Police report that suspects threw explosives and exchanged gunfire during an extended chase through neighborhood streets. One suspect is killed, identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26
- 10:30 p.m. ET: MIT campus police officer Sean Collier was found shot to death in his vehicle followed by reports of an armed carjacking and kidnapping in Cambridge. Chase ensues to Watertown, Mass.
- 5:20 p.m. ET on Thursday: Boston Police release photos of the suspects taken from surveillance videos at the Boston Marathon.
We’ll update this post as more information comes out — and can be confirmed (no-CNN-o)