Police killed one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing during a shootout and were engaged in a house-to-house search for a second man this morning in the Boston suburb of Watertown after a bloody night of shooting and explosions in the city's streets.
Authorities warned people in Watertown not to leave their homes and not to answer the door. During the night a university police officer was killed, a transit police officer was wounded, and the suspects carjacked a vehicle before leading police on a chase that ended with one suspect shot dead.
Police said the suspect they were seeking was the man shown wearing a white cap in surveillance pictures released on Thursday night which had been taken shortly before Monday's explosions that killed three people and wounded 176 at the finish of the Boston Marathon.
A scene of chaos descended on Cambridge and Watertown — both just outside Boston — late Thursday night and early this morning, the Boston Globe reported. Authorities confirmed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was shot to death on the Cambridge campus, according to the paper’s account.
Then an armed carjacking triggered a police chase into Watertown, about 10 miles west of Boston, the paper reported.
Hundreds of police officers poured in to both Cambridge and Watertown, according to police.