The Boston Bombers, who killed and injured numerous people during the Boston Marathon have been identified. One of the suspects has been killed and the other suspect is on the run, causing Watertown, Boston to be on lockdown.
During a very tense stand off with the suspects, an MIT police officer was killed. Another officer was injured 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. The surviving bomb suspect is Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old who had been living in Cambridge, just outside Boston, and said he “may be armed and dangerous.”
Dzhokar reportedly lived in Turkey before arriving legally in the US about a year ago. Other reports say he was a wrestler who won the athlete of the year competition at Cambridge. He is listed among the recipients of the Cambridge scholarships in 2011.
The suspect was said to have lived in the U.S since he was 7 years of age.
We will report on this as news comes in!!