This image, below, provided by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center shows Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. Authorities say Tsarnaev is still at large after he and another suspect — both identified to The Associated Press as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya — 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 into the early hours of Friday, April 19, 2013. The second suspect, who has not yet been identified, was killed in a shootout with police. (AP Photo/Boston Regional Intelligence Center)
Thursday, before 10:20 p.m. -A 7-11 in Cambridge is robbed by the men believed to be the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
10:20 p.m. – An MIT police officer was shot and killed responding to a report of disturbance in the area of Vassar and Main streets in Cambridge.
Approximately 11:30 p.m. – An armed carjacking by two men took place in the area of Third Street in Cambridge. The victim was held in the car for approximately a half hour.
Friday, approximately 12 a.m. – The carjacking victim was released at a gas station on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. He was not injured. Police immediately began searching for the vehicle involved.
1 a.m. – Officers from several agencies were involved in a pursuit into Watertown. Gunshots and explosions were heard in the area of Dexter and Laurel streets in Watertown. Explosive devices were reportedly thrown from car by the suspects. The suspects and police also exchanged gunfire in the area of Dexter and Laurel streets. An MBTA police officer was shot and seriously injured during the pursuit. One of two Boston Marathon bombing suspects was injured and captured.
1 a.m. – Police agencies descended on Watertown. A manhunt was underway for the second suspect, who managed to escape on foot. A 20-block area was surrounded by police.
1:35 a.m. – The injured Boston Marathon Bombing suspect died at the hospital.
2 a.m. – The FBI released new photos of the suspect who remained on the run.
4:20 a.m. – Boston police sent out a surveillance photo of the suspect who was on the run that was taken earlier in the night.
5:45 a.m. All MBTA service was suspended indefinitely. Massachusetts State Police told residents in Watertown, Newton, Allston/Brighton, Waltham, Cambridge, and Belmont to stay home until further notice. No traffic was being allowed to leave Watertown.
6:38 a.m. – The Associated Press reported that AP the Boston Marathon bombings suspects are from a region in Russia near Chechnya, and have lived in the US at least one year.
6:45 a.m. – The Associated Press identified the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass.
6:55 a.m. – CBS reports that the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects were brothers.
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Photos: A law enforcement official checks his rifle during a search for the two men suspected of setting off two explosions during the Boston Marathon. Massachusetts State Police warned people in the suburb of Watertown not to open their doors. Credit: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
Police with guns drawn search for a suspect on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school’s campus in Cambridge. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images
MIT classes cancelled today in wake of tragedy – MIT News: Letter to the community from MIT’s EVP/Treasurer and Chancellor: “While the circumstances around the officer’s death remain the subject of an active investigation, what is certain is that the officer gave his life to defend the peace of our campus.”
8:49 a.m. ET: Heavily armed police appear to have descended on a location in Watertown, Mass.
8:23 a.m. ET: All taxi service has been suspended in Boston, police say.
8:19 a.m. ET: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the suspect whom authorities continue to search for, is believed to have assault rifles and an assortment of other weapons, including bombs, law enforcement authorities tell ABC News. Police are concerned he might try to take hostages and is prepared to die in a confrontation with authorities.
8:03 a.m. ET: Police tell residents of Boston and surrounding suburbs to “shelter in place,” placing a major city essentially on lockdown.
8:00 a.m. ET: Gov. Deval Patrick tells residents of Boston and surrounding towns not to open door for anyone other than a uniformed police officer, as manhunt continues.
One of two suspects in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing is dead and a massive manhunt is underway for another, authorities said early on Friday.
“We believe these are the same individuals that are responsible for the bombings on Monday at the Boston Marathon,” said a police spokesman just after dawn. “This is a very serious situation that we are dealing with.”
The Middlesex district attorney said the two men are suspected of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer on campus late Thursday, then stealing a car at gunpoint and later releasing its driver unharmed. Hours earlier, police had released photos of the marathon bombing suspects and asked for the public’s help finding them. A new photo of the suspect on the loose was released later showing him in a grey-hooded sweatshirt. It was taken at a 7-Eleven store in Cambridge, just across the river from Boston. (FBI)
The FBI asked that anyone with information on the two men to call 1-800-CALL-FBI or visit a special FBI website at bostonmarathontips.fbi.gov
liberal-focus: Suspect and Martin Richard, the 8-year-old who died, in the same photo.
This morning, after a chaotic evening saw his partner in crime (and apparently his older brother) killed and as a city locked down to find him, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev emerged as the name of the man in the ongoing manhunt in Boston Friday. According to information culled from multiple unconfirmed reports, Tsarnaev is a 19-year-old reportedly from Kyrgyzstan who has been living, for the past year, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Here’s everything else we think we know about “Suspect No. 2” — a.k.a. the one in the white hat, the one authorities apparently saw drop a bomb-laden backpack in security footages — based on the flood of incoming reports: His name is Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev […]
His Uncle Called Him a Loser
He May Have Run Over His Own Brother
NBC’s Williams says that Dzhokhar ran over his brother to get away from the firefight with police last night.
“I Don’t Have a Single American Friend.”
A photo essay of Dzhokhar’s brother Tamerlan is being passed around the Internet today. We’ve contacted photojournalist Johannes Hirn, to verify Tamerlan’s identity. What matches up is Tamerlan’s place of birth (Chechnya), his age, and his name. In the essay, “Will Box for Passport”, Tamerlan Tsarnaev said: “I don’t have a single American friend, I don’t understand them.”
6:47 AM – Today