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DEVELOPING: Gunshots Heard in Watertown

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We have very little information at this point, but gunshots have been heard in Watertown Massachusetts.

Emergency and military vehicles are driving through downtown Watertown.

Stay with us as we work to bring you  more details on this still developing story.


Police have shut down the entire city of Boston while they continue to hunt for the second Boston Bombing suspect.

We have a breakdown of all the details for you, starting from last night when investigators first released pictures of the suspects.

  • 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. 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 tell people living in that section of eastern Watertown to stay in their homes. They identify the carjackers as the same men suspected in the marathon bombings. Overnight, police also release a photograph of a man believed to be Suspect No. 2 wearing a gray hoodie-style sweatshirt. The image apparently was taken from surveillance video at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Cambridge. Authorities initially say the suspects robbed the store but later say they're unsure.

 

  • Around 5:50 a.m. authorities urge residents in Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge, Arlington and the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of Boston to stay indoors. All mass transit is shut down.

 

  • Around 6:35 a.m., The Associated Press reports that the bomb suspects are from a Russian region near Chechnya and lived in the United States for at least a year.

 

  • Around 6:45 a.m., The Associated Press identifies the surviving Boston bomb suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, who has been living in Cambridge.

 

  • Around 8 a.m., Boston's police commissioner says all of Boston must stay in their homes as the search for the surviving suspect in the bombings continues.

 

  • Around 8:40 a.m., a U.S. law enforcement official and the uncle of the suspects confirm that the name of the slain suspect is Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's older brother.

 

  •  Around 10:20 a.m., Connecticut State Police say a gray Honda CRV believed to be linked to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been recovered in Boston.

 

  • Around 10:35 a.m., the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth says it closed its campus and ordered an evacuation after confirming that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is registered there. The school says it closed the campus "out of an abundance of caution" as the search continued.

 

  • Around 11:30 a.m., Massachusetts State Police explain that the brothers suspected in the bombings were in the Honda CRV when they carjacked the Mercedes SUV. For a while, each drove one of the two vehicles, but then ditched the Honda and reunited in the Mercedes.

 

  • Around 12:35 p.m., state police in Watertown say officers are searching door-to-door but still have not found the bombing suspect.

Stay with 9&10 News online and on the air for updates on this still developing story.


1:23 PM UPDATE: Police are still looking for 19 year old Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The FBI is currently at a northern New Jersey home, where they say the suspects' sister lives.

Police have blocked off the building.

Police say the woman, speaking through a crack in the door, told them she has not been in frequent touch with her brothers and that they are smart, great people and she does not know what got into them.

She also says she is sorry for all of the people who were hurt.

The FBI is asking people and families affected by the Boston Marathon bombings to contact the Victim Assistance Call Center at 1-800-331-0075.

The Office of Victim Assistance provides emergency assistance, compensation, and counseling to victims of domestic and international terrorism.

 


8:25 AM UPDATE: Police have identifies the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect as 26 year old, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. He died overnight in an exchange of gunfire with police.

 Much of Boston is on lockdown as authorities search door to door for his brother and second suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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7:00 AM UPDATE: Police reveal the suspect (suspect Two) still on the run is 19 year old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev.

Both suspects are believed to be brothers from Russia.

They killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left Suspect One dead and Tsarnaev still at large.

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UPDATE: Boston Police have confirmed one of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings is dead this morning.

Right now, a massive manhunt is underway for the second suspect. Police say the one on the loose is the one in the white hat shown in surveillance footage from the bombings.

This all started to unfold after someone killed an MIT university police officer on campus late last night.

Shortly after that shooting, police and the National Guard converged on Watertown, just outside of Boston.

Police say the suspects threw explosives from a car as police followed them into the area.

That's where suspects and the police exchanged gunfire. One of the suspects was hit and died at the hospital.

Police say the suspect on the loose is a "terrorist" who "came here to kill people."

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Northern Michigan's News Leader is closely watching a developing situation outside of Boston this morning.

Around 1:30 this morning, police and the National Guard converged on the area in Watertown with guns drawn.

There are reports of shots fired and explosives going off.

Police were telling people at the scene to turn off their cell phones.

They are searching for suspects. One person was arrested at the scene.

A short time before all this unfolded in Watertown, someone shot and killed a university police officer on the campus of MIT.

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