1 suspect dead, 1 at large in Boston bombing; men were legal US residents -reports

A police officer points his rifle at a man on the ground in Watertown, Mass.
BRIAN SNYDER | REUTERS
A police officer points his rifle at a man on the ground in Watertown, Mass.
By Scott Malone, Reuters
Posted April 19, 2013, at 12 a.m.

BOSTON — Police in Watertown, Mass., are looking for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing and say the other suspect was killed during a pursuit by officers.

“We believe this to be a terrorist. We believe this to be a man who has come here to kill people. We need to get him in custody,” said Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis.

The suspect police are looking for in Watertown is the one seen in images released by the FBI of a man wearing a white cap, Davis said.

The night began with the fatal shooting of a police officer on the MIT campus at approximately 10:20 p.m., according to a news release from the Middlesex District Attorney.

“A short time later, police received reports of an armed carjacking by two males in the area of Third Street in Cambridge,” the release stated. “The victim was carjacked at gunpoint by two males and was kept in the car with the suspects for approximately a half hour.  The victim was released at a gas station on Memorial Drive in Cambridge.  He was not injured.”

As police pursued the suspects, the two men allegedly threw explosives from the car, and there was a shootout with police, during which an MBTA officer was seriously injured.

Police fatally shot the man identified by the FBI as Suspect No. 1, according to officials, and are searching for Suspect No. 2, who was shown in photos released by the FBI wearing a white cap. The second suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

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Procopio said the motive for the shooting was not known and the investigation would be led by the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office after the death of the officer.

FBI Boston Special Agent Greg Comcowich said the office was referring questions about the shooting to Cambridge and MIT police. “I can tell you that we are aware of it however.”

The shots on Thursday night were reported near Building 32, MIT said in an emergency statement warning students to “stay indoors and away from the area.”

MIT police representatives could not be reached immediately for comment.

(Additional reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles, David Bailey in Minnesota and Kevin Gray in Miami; Editing by Mary Milliken and Lisa Shumaker)

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