1Boston suspect dead; hunt on for other

1Boston suspect dead; hunt on for other
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Both are brothers of Chechen originA and permanent residents of US They shot dead a police on MIT campus...

Both are brothers of Chechen originA and permanent residents of US
  • They shot dead a police on MIT campus onA Thursday
  • Later, they fled towards Watertown and chasedA by cops
  • One injured in shootout and died in hospital
  • The other is on the run; Massive search is on

bostanBoston/Watertown (Agencies): The two suspects in the deadly Boston marathon bombings, one of whom was killed in a shootout with police on Thursday night, are brothers of Chechen origin, NBC News reported on Friday.

The suspect still at large has been identified as 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the US network said, adding the two men were legal permanent residents of the United States. The deceased's name is Tamerlan.

Thousands of heavily armed police are going door-to-door through the Massachusetts town of Watertown on Friday in an unprecedented massive hunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Authorities halted all public bus and train services in the Boston region and told hundreds of thousands of people in several towns around Watertown to stay home in a bid to isolate thesuspect. Fleets of buses were sent to Watertown to ferry out nervous inhabitants.

Those who stay were ordered to remain in their homes and only answer the door if they were sure it was a police officer. More than 9,000 police, many armed with shotguns and automatic rifles, were sent to the town to find Suspect Two, one of two young men suspected of having carried out the bomb attack on Monday in which three people died and 180 were injured.

The hunt was concentrated on Watertown, a quiet suburb of 35,000 people. Police said the suspects first tried to rob a convenience store in Cambridge, across the river from Boston, Davis said.

They then went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where one campus police officer was shot several times and died, the commissioner added. The pair then hijacked a Mercedes car and eventually let the driver out in Watertown, which is close to MIT, Davis added.

The chase went on through Watertown. During a shootout, one wanted man was hit and died later in hospital, Davis said. Another police officer was also wounded. The second suspect, who has been shown in pictures wearing a white baseball cap, escaped.

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