BOSTON – Boston Bombing Suspect 1 is dead. A massive manhunt is underways for Boston bombing suspect 2. Across the Greater Boston Region public transit is currently shut down. Watertown MA is under a lockdown.
Suspect 2 is reported to be very dangerous. The suspect who was shot and killed had explosives on his body. Authorities are concerned that Suspect 1 may also have explosives on his body.
Boston Bombing Suspect Dead
Police and FBI are conducting a door-to-door search. People are being told to stay home, not to answer their door unless it is an identified police officer.
FBI agents and police officers, including Special Weapons and Tactics units are engaged in a massive effort to find Suspect #2.
The FBI released the images and video on Thursday. At the press briefing, Richard DesLauriers, the special agent in charge of the Boston Division of the FBI said, “Since Monday’s bombings, the FBI and our law enforcement partners have been working around the clock and are fully committed to investigating this matter to bring those responsible for justice.
“Our collective law enforcement team has pursued thousands leads and tips. As I said two days ago, we are working methodically and with a sense of urgency to identify those responsible for the bombings. Within the last day or so, through that careful process, we initially developed a single person of interest. Not knowing if the individual was acting alone or in concert with others, we obviously worked with extreme purpose to make that determination. The entire force of the federal government, the FBI in Boston and around the world, as well as our partners in the Boston Police, ATF, Massachusetts State Police, and the more than 30 agencies of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, have set about to ensure that all responsible for the bombings will be brought to justice.
“More importantly, it was done to ensure the future safety of the city, the commonwealth and the country. Indeed, through that process, the FBI developed a second suspect”.
Authorities started the manhunt after an officer was killed at the believe two suspects involved are the same men who allegedly planted bombs that killed three in the Boston Marathon Monday.
One was shot dead early Friday, and the other is still on the loose, authorities said.
Suspect number is still at large in the Boston suburb of Watertown. Dozens of officers from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are out tracking down Suspect 2 him down stated transit police spokesman Paul MacMillan.
Suspect 2 is believed to be armed and dangerous. Police are warning residents to lock their homes and stay away from their windows and doors.