There has been a lot of developments since last night. One of the 2 suspects is now dead and the other is on the run. Instead of showing any favoritism to any news place, I'm rolling with TMZ for the story. Click HERE through out the day for updates.
Suspect #1 in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead, following a shootout with cops, suspect #2 is on the loose, and the City is on lockdown as police conduct a massive search.
A law enforcement officer died in process of subduing #1, and Boston residents are now urged to all stay in their homes as the remaining man is sought. There are reports law enforcement believes #2 has explosives strapped to his body.
The drama began to unfold Thursday night at around 10:30, with a robbery at a convenience store near MIT. Apparently both #1 and 2 were the perps ... they carjacked a Mercedes (the owner escaped) and police then engaged them in a wild chase. The suspects apparently threw explosives out of the stolen car -- possibly grenades.
Suspect 1 was hit by gunfire and died later. According to reports, #2 was also in the car but escaped. There is a massive manhunt underway, with heavily armed and protected cops going door-to-door.
4:00 AM PT -- The Associated Press is reporting both suspects are from Chechnya and moved to the U.S. legally -- though it's not clear when.
4:05 AM PT -- The two suspects are reportedly brothers. The suspect still on the loose is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19.
4:20 AM PT -- Boston Police have tweeted: "For residents in the area of Comm and Charlesgate, police will be conducting a controlled detonation."
4:43 AM PT -- According to reports, the suspect who was killed has been ID'd as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26.
5:02 AM PT -- The shelter in place recommendation has been extended to the entire city of Boston. All taxi service in Boston has been suspended.