One suspected Boston bomber dead; Manhunt underway for second

Rolling updated coverage of events in Watertown Photo: Photos of Bombing Suspects

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2013 – It is the middle of the early morning and police are gathering in Watertown, Mass, a town outside of Boston where an individual was ordered to strip when arrested. 

The person arrested, and stripped presumably to ensure he was not carrying any explosive, was then removed from the car he was placed in, stood against the wall and photographed by FBI agents, all while being naked.


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CNN Photographer Gabe Ramirez reported that he was an eyewitness of police, guns drawn, demanding that a person exit the car.  The person was taken from that car to the police car, completely naked.  CNN did show video of this person being led to the police car.  It is not possible to tell if that person is one of the persons being sought in the bombings or MIT shooting.

The FBI arrived at approximately 2:55, went to the vehicle where the suspect was being held, who is now in pants and jacket, led him to a wall where it appeared they photographed him, before questioning him.

Suspects together

The scene can only be described as chaotic.

This following the fatal shooting of a police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Reporters on the scene are careful to say that there is not an established link between the killing in Cambridge, the arrest in Watertown, the Boston bombings on Monday and this morning’s arrest.  

There have been reported eyewitness reports of gun violence and explosions and while they have one person in custody, another seems to have eluded police.

Shot multiple times and killed, the MIT officer was responding to report of a disturbance Thursday night, according to a statement from the Middlesex District Attorney’s office and Cambridge police.

Naked man being arrested

Police are sweeping the MIT campus, while urging people to remain indoors until further notice. About 11,000 people attend the prestigious university. 

This shooting is just a few miles always from the area where, little more than three days ago, the bombings at the  Boston Marathon killed three people wounded more than 180.

Authorities early Friday was calling for somebody to get on the ground and put their hands up and that a loud thud was heard after someone shouted, “fire in the hole.”

Reporters on the scene were being warned to turn of their cell phones, as the signal may trigger a detonation.  “If you want to live, turn off your cell phone.

Local media in Watertown is reporting that undetonated explosives have been found in Watertown.  Massachusettes State Police are telling persons in Watertown to stay in their residence, not anwer doors and stay away from window. If someone does approach your home, call police.

Suspect still at large; image captured last night at 7-11

Suspect still at large; image captured last night at 7-11

There is a police manhunt for the white hatted person.  The other suspect, the person in the black hat has been killed in a shootout in Watertown.

Police are looking for a suspect consistent with the white capped person.  This person was seen last night at a 7-11.  Suspect number one has been shot in a confrontation with police.

A  MIT transportation authority police office has died in the hospital. The person previously arrested is not a a suspect in the Bombings.  The one suspect that was killed died in the hospital after suffering police fire.

There are reports that they are sending buses to  evacuate Watertown.

(Updates and corrections being made while being updated live).

Watertown coverage continues here

 


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