Just three days removed from the Boston Marathon bombings, the city of Boston is reeling to say the least. Thursday night shots were fired on the Massachusetts campus of M.I.T. Early reports state a university police officer was shot on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Boston Police, which has been on high alert, raced to the scene only to be joined by the FBI a short time later. Officers were reporting to Building 32, where the shooting took place. Sections of the campus have been on lockdown, no shooter has been taken into custody at this time.
It is not known whether or not this shooting has any connection in the on-going investigation from Monday’s bombing.
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UPDATE 1:20 am.: Officer that was shot has been killed. Officers are on the scene with one suspect in custody on his way to the hospital after multiple gun shot wounds following heavy gunfire. Another suspect is still at large reportedly with automatic weapons and possible grenades. It is unclear if this is in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. Authorities are stating the suspect is at large and residence should stay in doors. Authorities have also reported undetonated explosives… ordering for non-use of cell phones in fear of detonation.
UPDATE 7:00 am.: After robbing a 7-Eleven, shooting a police officer, car-jacking an SUV, and throwing explosives out the window, one of the Boston Marathon suspects was killed with a bomb strapped to his chest after a crazy firefight. The suspect that was killed at the scene ( was accompanied by his brother, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, the individual on the right with the white baseball cap, who is on the run as Boston police intensify their manhunt.
Police are doing a door to door search in the area of Watertown. All colleges, schools and most public transportations are closed in Boston. Watertown and it’s surrounding areas are currently on lockdown and on high alert.
UPDATE 8:00 am.:The governor has now asked the entire city of Boston to stay home for safety purposes. Both brothers are said to be from Chechnya, the suspect on the left hand side of our image was the older brother (26) who got killed last night during the firefight with police. The younger brother with the white cap of our image, is still on the on the run. There is some concern that the younger brother may have explosives on him.
UPDATE 8:30 am.The suspect killed last night during the gunfight with police has now been identified as Tamerian Tsarnaev, 26, he attended Bunker Hill Community College for engineering. Both suspects originally from Russian Caucasus. Authorities have now shut down all flights coming in and out of Boston.
UPDATE 9:45 am.Police have a sense of where the victim is. Residents in Boston are still being told by police and officials to not leave their homes. The FBI is asking all individuals who may know of anything to call the FBI Hotline at 1-800-CALL-FBI.
Update 10:00. MyFoxBoston.com has a live-stream featuring up-to-date coverage on the situation in Watertown. Tune in to follow the situation as it happens.
UPDATE 11:00PM. At around 8:44, the most wanted man in the US and second suspect of the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was finally captured after a 27 hour manhunt. Police seized the 19 year old after he was found hiding in a boat in the backyard of a residence. Police were notified by the owner of the residence after he noticed the tarp of his boat cut in half and the suspects bloody body laying inside of the boat. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is now in the hospital and under the custody of Boston officials. He is seriously injured by gunshot wounds to the neck and leg. Boston residents and students cheered the police after they left the scene of the crime with the suspect in custody.
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