Officials: 1 Boston Marathon Suspect Dead, Second Suspect Remains At Large After Deadly Shootout

A day after authorities released their pictures to the media and public for their possible role in the Boston marathon bombing, one of the two suspects is dead after a deadly standoff with police in a quiet residential community, west of Boston.  An officer also died during this standoff and the second suspect is still at large.

According to Timothy P. Alben, with the Massachusetts State Police, the suspect who was wearing the black hat was shot and later died. The white hat suspect is still at large and should be considered extremely dangerous. In the meantime, police are blanketing Watertown, which is a quiet suburb of Boston.

Edward Davis, Boston’s police commissioner, said officials believe them to be terrorists. He said the man came here for the sole intention to kill folks, and authorities need him to be in custody. Three people were killed with another 170+ wounded in the bombing at the Boston Marathon Monday.

It appears as if this is the first in a sequence of vehement crimes the two young men are involved in in the Boston region.

Police said that approximately 10:30 p.m., the white-hat suspect went to a 7/11 store in Cambridge and robbed it.

Shortly after the robbery, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was killed after being shot multiple times while answering to a wary incident. Afterwards, they are suspected to have carjacked and releasing the owner, unharmed. Police gave chase to the suspects in a black Mercedes SUV that led to Watertown.

Here, a shootout took place that also led to the injury of transit police officer, who is listed in serious condition.

Around 1 a.m., explosions and gunfire could be heard throughout the Watertown area, which is about 10 miles west of Boston.  FBI agents and dozens of police officers were in the area with a helicopter circling the area.

According to David Procopio, a spokesman with the state police, said the Watertown incident did comprise what they think is explosive devices that could possibly be used against authorities. The white hat suspect got into the vehicle and drove through the line of cops, leaving behind several backpacks. A bomb robot is taking a look at the backpacks to determine if they contain explosives.

Police are advising people to stay in their locked homes, and not to answer them unless it’s an identified officer.

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