One of the suspects wanted in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing was shot and killed by police and a manhunt was underway for the second suspect, authorities said Friday, USA Today reports.
Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police said the first suspect from Monday’s bombing was shot by police in a gunfight following a pursuit that began Thursday night in Cambridge and ended a short time later in nearby Watertown. He said that suspect died at a hospital.
Alben said the second suspect, seen in FBI-released photographs wearing a white cap, is still at large. Authorities urged residents in Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge and the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of Boston to stay indoors. All mass transit was shut down.
Alben described the second suspect as a light-skinned or Caucasian male with brown curly hairdressed in a gray hooded type sweat shirt.
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis told reporters the man they are seeking is armed and dangerous. A transit police officer was also critically wounded in the pursuit.