LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2013—The town of Watertown, Massachusetts turned into the O.K. Corral at 10:48 p.m. (all times EST) Thursday night, with a shooting at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Watertown is only five to ten miles from where the Boston Marathon bombings took place Monday afternoon. While initial reports did not show any link between the Boston bombings and the gunfire at MIT, Fox News reporter Mike Tobin at 4:25am Friday morning confirmed that the FBI has linked the events.
On Thursday around 5:30 p.m., two suspects were identified as “Suspect 1” and “Suspect 2.” Suspect 1 was wearing a black baseball cap and Suspect 2 was wearing a white baseball cap backwards. Pictures of the suspects were released for the first time in still footage and video form.
Less than six hours later, two police officers in Watertown were shot, one of them fatally. One suspect was killed, but he was not officially confirmed to be one of the Marathon bombings. He died at Beth Israel hospital of wounds suffered during the back and forth gunfire. Some reports listed him as Suspect 1, but that was not made official at the time. The other suspect in the MIT shooting has been identified as Suspect 2 from the Monday bombing. He is currently on the loose, and is believed to be heavily armed and very dangerous. A photo resembling Suspect 2 was taken Thursday night at a 7-11. Instead of the white baseball cap, he was wearing a gray hoodie.
Watertown police are doing a house to house search, and pleading with people of the town to stay indoors and not open their door unless they can verify it is law enforcement.
What started Thursday night as a shooting of an officer was followed by a carjacking of a Mercedes SUV, a five mile car chase, and more gunfire and explosions. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis has labeled the suspect on the loose a “terrorist.”
Another man in Watertown was taken by police and handcuffed. He was naked at the time of his arrest. This man was not believed to be either of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, and no reports offered his name or connection to anything else occurring.
Police were keeping information on lockdown, saying only that there would not be any “controlled blasts” at this time.
Between 4:30 and 5 a.m. Friday morning, legions of police officers were engaged with weapons drawn outside of the Bedrosian. The Bedrosian is, ironically, a funeral home.
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