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Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 | 11 comments

For those of you just waking up this morning, there have been significant developments in the Boston Bombing investigation. Late last night, after a robbery at a Cambridge 7-11, an MIT police officer was shot and killed in his vehicle, leading to a carjacking, a massive police chase involving explosive devices thrown at police, and launching a massive city-wide manhunt that all sounds like something out of a Michael Bay movie.

Here are the most recent developments:

  • 8:44 p.m. ET: Second suspect is in custody. Cops seen coming out of position and applauding.
  • 7:47 p.m. ET: Local news station WCVB captured massive gunfire. There are reports that there is no more movement in the boat.
  • 7:31 p.m. ET: Reports that the suspect is on a boat, it is unknown if he is dead or alive.
  • 6:21 p.m. ET: Massachusetts state police chief Timothy Alben to the suspect to give up: “This is a dangerous person who we believe has killed people.” Tsarnaev remains at large and “believed to still be in Massachusetts.”
  • 6:13 p.m. ET: Governor Deval Patrick gives another press conference. “Stay in place” order was lifted, public transit is running again, and the police are taking down the perimeter.
  • 5:30 p.m. ET: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is still at large! Considered armed and very dangerous. May be wearing suicide vest. Location unknown.
  • 5:18 p.m. ET: Reports that Boston police have confirmed they have the two males in custody, none are the “white hat suspect.”
  • 4:22 p.m. ET: Suspicious person abandoned a gray CRV in Watertown
  • 1:18 p.m. ET: Possible house with hostage located and cleared. A suspect was spotted on foot, unclear if it’s Tsarnaev
  • 12:33 p.m. ET: Governor Deval Patrick and Watertown Mayor speaks at a press conference. Urging Bostonians to stay in their homes.
  • 12:13 p.m. ET: Photos showing deserted Boston streets
  • 12:02 p.m. ET: Suspect with the explosive vest is a 60-70 year old man. Now “clear”, safe for EMS to approach him.
  • 11:29 a.m. ET: The suspect’s uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, gave a statement, says his nephews brought “shame to his family and Chechens” and ”If you are alive, turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness”
  • 11:20 a.m. ET: There are reports of a suspect lying spread-eagle in the street, with an explosive vest with a “dead man’s switch.” The identity of that suspect is unknown. There is still at least one suspect currently at large.
  • Approximately 8 a.m. ET: The entire city of Boston  is put under “shelter in place” orders. The MTA and taxi services have been suspended.
  • Approximately 7 a.m. ET: Surviving suspect identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass. Suspects are brothers and there may be a third suspect.
  • Approximately 1:00 a.m. ET on Friday: Shootout in Watertown. Police report that suspects threw explosives and exchanged gunfire during an extended chase through neighborhood streets. One suspect is killed, identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26
  • 10:30 p.m. ET: MIT campus police officer Sean Collier was found shot to death in his vehicle followed by reports of an armed carjacking and kidnapping in Cambridge. Chase ensues to Watertown, Mass.
  • 5:20 p.m. ET on Thursday: Boston Police release photos of the suspects taken from surveillance videos at the Boston Marathon.

We’ll update this post as more information comes out — and can be confirmed (no-CNN-o)


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Dacia Mitchell is a writer and domestic warrior based in Oakland, CA. When she isn't co-hosting and slinging facts at #TWIBRadio, she's mashing her keyboard to complete her dissertation in American Studies at NYU. She tweets.
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  1. lots of sirens and helicopters the action is taking place a ways from me in Watertown military helicopters swat teams etc. we are being told to stay inside one suspect dead other on the loose controlled explosion expected in Cambridge where they lived.. our transit system has been shut down… amtrak shut down..

  2. Ginnette be safe. All of Boston is my heart and thoughts!

  3. Thank you! I’m staying inside like the authorities have asked.

  4. Suspects lived right near my favorite Brazilian restaurant.

  5. Thanks Dacia, This is crazy! It won’t settle in my brain that this is happening. Reality is being ripped and altered with each breath.

  6. I’m listening to the scanner and it sounds like they might be close to getting the last suspect. Apparently he’s in a boat? Anyway, stay safe Sarah and Ginnette. What a nightmare!

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