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Massive search continues for Boston bombing suspect

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Video by Kate Moody

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-04-19

A huge manhunt for a 19-year-old suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing continues Friday in the Watertown area. The first suspect, his older brother, was killed during a getaway attempt in the early hours of Friday.

Thousands of officers with rifles and armoured vehicles swarmed the streets in and around Boston on Friday, hunting for 19-year-old college student Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wanted for Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing that left three dead and over 170 wounded.

His older brother Tamerlan, 26, was killed in a furious getaway attempt overnight.

During the long night of violence, authorities said the brothers killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) police officer, severely wounded another lawman and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle.

The brothers were identified as ethnic Chechen brothers who had lived in Dagestan, which neighbours Chechnya in southern Russia.

Authorities in Boston suspended all mass transit and warned close to one million people in the entire city and some of its suburbs to stay indoors as the hunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev continued.

Massachusetts police said on Friday that the search and sweep operation may well go on through the weekend.

The main points from Friday:

  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old suspected bomber of Monday’s Boston Marathon in which three people were killed -- including an eight year old boy -- is still being sought by Massachusetts police.
  • Law enforcement agencies said they would conduct a controlled explosion at the Tsarnaev brothers’ house in Watertown, a Boston suburb.
  • Residents of Watertown were asked to remain in their homes as law enforcement officers conducted house-to-house searches.
  • In the early hours of Friday, Dzokhar’s older brother Tamerlan, 26, was killed in a shootout with police. Dzokhar fled the scene in a stolen car.

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Date created : 2013-04-19

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