Boston hospital says suspect #1 had gunshot wounds AND "blast wounds on his torso" when brought in after chase, gunfight
Residents of Watertown, near Boston, have been advised to keep their doors locked.
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.
Authorities say the suspects threw explosives from the car as police followed it . The suspects and police exchanged gunfire, and one of the suspects was critically injured and later died while the other escaped.
"We believe this to be a terrorist," Boston police Commissioner Ed Davis said. "We believe this to be a man who came here to kill people."
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The MIT shooting on the Cambridge campus Thursday night was followed by reports of gunfire and explosions in Watertown, about 10 miles west of Boston.
The MIT officer had been responding to report of a disturbance Thursday night when he was shot multiple times, according to a statement from the Middlesex district attorney's office and Cambridge police. It said there were no other victims.
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In Watertown, witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots and explosions at about 1 a.m. Friday. Dozens of police officers and FBI agents were in the neighborhood and a helicopter circled overhead.
State police spokesman David Procopio said, "The incident in Watertown did involve what we believe to be explosive devices possibly, potentially, being used against the police officers."MIT said right after the 10:30 p.m. shooting that police were sweeping the campus in Cambridge and urged people to remain indoors. They urged people urged to stay away from the Stata Building, a mixed-use building with faculty offices, classrooms and a common area.
Hours later, MIT, which has about 11,000 students, said the campus was clear but the shooter was still on the loose.
The FBI has released photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings and is asking for the public's help in identifying them.
FBI Agent Richard DesLauriers says one the suspects is believed to have planted the devices near the finish line of the race. He says both suspects are considered armed and extremely dangerous.
A moving "Star-Spangled Banner," a touching slideshow of marathon scenes and a postgame, stick-raising salute to the capacity crowd by both teams made it a night to remember two days after a pair of deadly explosions at the city's revered race.
CNN, Fox, and the Associated Press were among the news agencies that reported that there was an arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing case.
In Boston the Buffalo Sabres play Wednesday in a city filled with heartbreak and determination.
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Race Registration records show 36 people from WNY in Monday's Boston Marathon, and finishing times put four of them at the end of the race within a half hour of the bomb blast
Buffalo's race organizers were in Boston and will be talking about safety & secrity urity & safety