Boston Marathon Suspect #1 Dead, Suspect #2 IN CUSTODY in Watertown, MA


SECOND SHOOTOUT: 67 Franklin Street in Watertown.

FIRST SHOOTOUT: Witnesses in Watertown, Massachusetts report hearing explosions and a gunbattle as police converged on the area. Dozens of police officers and FBI agents are on the scene (YouTube Michael Julakis/WCVB/CNN).

UPDATE: Surviving Boston bomb suspect #2 identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass in custody. Both suspects are reported to be brothers.

According to Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, one is suspect deceased, and the second suspect (in the image with the white hat) is in custody after being at large for about 20 hours after first shootout in Watertown. Police were asking people to stay indoors, and were undergoing door-to-door searches. Police were telling residents that police officers in uniform will be present at all searches.

Just before 4:00 a.m. EDT Friday, Massachusetts State Police announced they would be going “door to door, street by street, in and around Watertown.”

Earlier Boston Police Department Tweet …


THU APR 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT — Police respond to incident (robbery at 7-ELEVEN), 600 Technology Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts (exact location not concerned).

THU APR 18 2013 10:30 PM EDT — Police officer at MIT shot in his police car near MIT at Vassar and Main Street.

FRI APR 19 2013 MIDNIGHT EDT — MIT police officer in critical condition

FRI APR 19 2013 12:15 AM EDT — MIT police officer confirmed dead from GSW.

FRI APR 19 2013 12:30 AM EDT — Police search MIT campus.

FRI APR 19 2013 01:00 AM EDT — Police converge on MIT

FRI APR 19 2013 01:21 AM EDT — Report of carjacking by “middle eastern” men in the area of Third Street in Cambridge. Victim/driver held for about 30 minutes and released near gas station on Memorial Drive in Cambridge.

FRI APR 19 2013 01:21 AM EDT — Police pursuit shortly after report of carjacking with suspects throwing explosives from the Mercedes SUV as pursuit headed into Watertown.

FRI APR 19 2013 01:35 AM EDT — Gunfight, explosions near Dexter Avenue and Laurel Street, Watertown.

FRI APR 19 2013 01:44 AM EDT — Suspects leave backpacks on street; bomb squad responds.

FRI APR 19 2013 01:46 AM EDT — FBI responding to Watertown, MA.

FRI APR 19 2013 02:04 AM EDT — Boston police investigate abandoned SUV at Lincoln and Spruce, Watertown.

FRI APR 19 2013 02:15 AM EDT — National Guard observed in Watertown, MA.

FRI APR 19 2013 02:18 AM EDT — Police report suspects have long guns.

FRI APR 19 2013 02:23 AM EDT — Sky lit up with explosion during/after shootout.

FRI APR 19 2013 02:37 AM EDT — WHDH news reports one suspect may be dead.

FRI APR 19 2013 02:40 AM EDT –Massachusetts State Police report there may be more than two suspects.

FRI APR 19 2013 02:57 AM EDT — Police scanner traffic: Suspect at large “extremely armed and dangerous” … “could have an IED explosive device on him”.

FRI APR 19 2013 03:17 AM EDT — Police in pursuit with K-9 units.

FRI APR 19 2013 03:37 AM EDT — Police scanner traffic confirms description of suspect: “White male with a dark complexion or Middle Eastern male with dark curly hair and a gray hoodie.”

BPD scanner has identified the names : Suspect 1: Mike Mulugeta Suspect 2: Sunil Tripathi. THIS INFORMATION MAY BE INCORRECT.

FRI APR 19 2013 03:42 AM EDT — MASS STATE POLICE: Watertown residents warned to stay indoors.

FRI APR 19 2013 03:45 AM EDT — Police searching door to door.

FRI APR 19 2013 04:00 AM EDT — Police begin controlled detonations of devices left by suspects. Residents in neighborhood evacuated. Residents along chase route where bombs were thrown from chase vehicle also evacuated.

FRI APR 19 2013 04:06 AM EDT — Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says the Boston Marathon bombing suspect wearing a black hat on Monday has died.

FRI APR 19 2013 04:23 AM EDT — Boston police have tweet photo of the suspect at large. State police press conference on suspect #2: “we believe this to be a terrorist. We believe this to be a man who has come here to kill people.”

FRI APR 19 2013 04:06 AM EDT — Robot checks suspects’ car.

FRI APR 19 2013 05:23 AM EDT — MIT cancels all classes.

FRI APR 19 2013 05:28 AM EDT — Press conference from physicians reporting Suspect #1 died of multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, and a blast injury from an explosive device.

FRI APR 19 2013 05:59 AM EDT — Harvard University closed for safety concerns.

FRI APR 19 2013 06:18 AM EDT — View from house in Watertown SWAT surrounding …

FRI APR 19 2013 07:15 AM EDT — Report that suspect may have slipped the perimeter … police still searching. Police are gathering in riot gear.

FRI APR 19 2013 08:45 AM EDT — Brief gunfire then women in red jacket or sweatshirt brought out of home on corner of Willow Park and Quimby St Watertown, MA.

FRI APR 19 2013 08:54 AM EDT — Bullet-ridden Mercedes SUV towed away from scene at high speed.

FRI APR 19 2013 07:00 PM EDT — Homeowner spotted blood and body in a tarp-covered boat parked in his backyard.

FRI APR 19 2013 07:50 PM EDT — Suspect #2 believed to be inside a boat covered by a tarp at 67 Franklin Street. Multiple (~20) shots heard) … also about eight explosions heard in the backyard at 67 Franklin Street.

FRI APR 19 2013 08:45 PM EDT — Suspect #2 in custody from the backyard of 67 Franklin Street.

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The photo of Suspect #2 was captured at a 7-ELEVEN gas station (location of a robbery), and the image was released at a press conference and via Boston Police Department Twitter releases.

Police report that the suspects were throwing and detonating explosives during a car chase. The suspects were in a stolen Mercedes SUV. The suspects, carjacked the Mercedes SUV and pushed the driver out of the car.

Dozens of law enforcement officers and National Guard members converged on Watertown shortly after midnight and after a shooting outside a building on MIT’s campus in Cambridge. An MIT police officer was killed in the shooting. The MIT police officer, who has not been identified, was shot multiple times at 10:48 p.m. EDT at Main and Vassar streets, Stata Center (Building 32). A second police officer from the MBTA transit was shot and seriously injured during a police pursuit of the two suspects.

The suspects and police exchanged gunfire near Dexter and Laurel streets in Watertown.

Police had a third person in custody overnight near Bedrosian Funeral Home at Mt Auburn Street and Upland Road in Watertown. The man was seen facedown, surrounded by police on Upland Road at the northwest corner of Upland Road and Mt Auburn Street. The third person’s connection with the incidents is not yet known.

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Marker A (location near gunfire and explosions) and Marker B (location of unknown person apprehended) representing a distance of about 0.4 miles.

“Explosion and gunfire going on down the street” near Dexter Avenue and Laurel Street.

Caution tape is up at Quimby Street and Nichols Avenue.

An emergency physician at Massachusetts General (or Beth Israel — not confirmed) was at home when he heard the gunfire and explosions. He called the emergency room at Massachusetts General to alert them of possible incoming trauma and headed to work, where Suspect #1 was eventually transported. The physician described the suspect’s injuries as multiple gunshots to the torso and a blast injury.

All MBTA Transit services have been suspended as a safety measure during the search of the suspect at large. People are asked not to congregate and wait for services to resume.

Residences of Watertown, Allston, Cambridge, Newton, Belmont, Waltham, Austin and Brighton neighborhood are being asked to remain indoors.

Also, businesses are being asked not to open their business until further notice.

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