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1 of 2 Mass. Bomb Suspects Dead; Suburbs Shut Down

Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 6:45:49 am

UPDATE: Second suspect found, police respond. Live feed from MSNBC here

Photo of Suspect from Convenience Store Security camera Photo from AP

Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing 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 one of them dead and another still at large Friday, authorities said as the manhunt intensified for a young man described as a dangerous terrorist.

The suspects were identified to The Associated Press as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya, which has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars. A law enforcement intelligence bulletin obtained by the AP identified the surviving bomb suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old who had been living in Cambridge, just outside Boston, and said he "may be armed and dangerous."

Two law enforcement officials told the AP that Tsarnaev and the other suspect, who was not immediately identified, had been living legally in the U.S. for at least one year.

In Boston, still on edge over the attack on the marathon, and its western suburbs, authorities suspended mass transit and urged people to stay indoors as they searched for the remaining suspect, a man seen wearing a white baseball cap on surveillance footage from Monday's deadly bombing at the marathon finish line.

More: 1 of 2 Mass. Bomb Suspects Dead; Suburbs Shut Down - SFGate

UPDATE at 4/19/13 6:54:47 am

#WANTED: Updated photo of 19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev released. Suspect considered armed & dangerous.

— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 19, 2013