In a brief press conference, a local police official said the first suspect was killed after exchanging fire with police officers, during which multiple explosive devices were detonated. One officer was injured and is in critical condition. The man the FBI identified Thursday as Suspect 2 in photos released related to the Boston Marathon bombing investigation is on the loose and is armed and dangerous, police said. He is the target of an “active search by tactical teams.”
One suspect in this week’s deadly Boston Marathon bombing is dead while a second suspect is still at large and the subject of a massive overnight manhunt in Massachusetts, police said early this morning.
“We believe this is a terrorist, we believe this is a man that’s come here to kill people,” said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.
Police also released a new image of Suspect 2, which they said was taken from a local 7-11 in Cambridge, Mass., last night.
Watertown police have blocked off at least one town street and multiple police cars, ambulances and fire trucks are on the scene.
Before the press conference, the FBI said, “We are aware of the law enforcement activity in the greater Boston area. The situation is ongoing. We are working with local authorities to determine what happened.”
Massachusetts state police have tweeted guidance for Watertown residents to stay in their residences and not answer their doors unless it is for an identified police officer. Police are “going door by door, street by street, in and around Watertown. Police will be clearly identified. It is a fluid situation,” according to the state police tweet.