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Live Coverage: Boston Marathon Explosions

Apr 15, 2013
Originally published on April 19, 2013 7:49 pm

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  • Here are several photos of a very quiet Boston during its lockdown from Teresa Gorman of NPR Digital Services.
  • Early Friday morning law enforcement reported that one of the men suspected in the bombings is dead and they are still on the hunt for another. (A poster has also been released by authorities of the suspect still on the loose, which you can see here). The Boston Police Department released a photo on Twitter of the suspect still on the loose, which you can also see above. They identify him as "19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of Cambridge."
  • NPR station WBUR is also live blogging and provided this recap of what happened overnight:

Update at 5 a.m.: To recap the primary details offered during a police briefing given in the 4 a.m. hour (all from law enforcement):

– After 10 p.m. last night, a robbery took place at a 7-Eleven in Cambridge

– After that, an MIT police officer was fatally shot, allegedly by the two marathon suspects

– There was a carjacking in Cambridge involving the two suspects taking a Mercedes SUV

– The car was discovered by police in Watertown, which led to an exchange of gunfire

– During the chase, explosive devices were reportedly thrown from the suspects’ car

– During the exchange, one suspect was killed

– Also during the exchange of gunfire, an MBTA officer was shot and is in critical condition

– The second suspect fled and is at-large

– There’s an active search for the suspect who fled, the FBI’s bombing “white hat suspect”

“We believe this to be a terrorist,” Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said of the at-large suspect. “We believe this to be a person who’s come here to kill people.”

Thursday evening, FBI released images and surveillance video of the suspects they sought in the bombings. The images we've included in our slideshow above, and you can find high resolution versions on the FBI's website.

And here's the video:

More information:

  • Find even more of NPR's coverage including a live blog and more. Refresh that page for the latest updates.

President Obama  stated Tuesday that the FBI is treating the incidents as an act of terrorism, NPR's The Two-Way reported (below). The White House also released Obama's full statement in text form. Here's video of his statement:

Update at 11:35 a.m. ET. This "Act Of Terrorism" Was "Heinous And Cowardly," Obama Says:

Speaking at the White House, the president just said that "given what we now know about what took place, the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism." What isn't known, he said, is whether it was the act of an individual or a group, and whether it was foreign- or domestic-related.

The way people at the marathon responded and helped each other, the president added, shows that "the American people refuse to be terrorized" even by such a "heinous and cowardly act."

President Obama made a statement to the nation Monday regarding the events in Boston. We had live video of President Obama's statement here for you - the event has concluded. Here's video of the President's remarks on Monday:


Post Updates:

Post updated 9:15 a.m. with new blog feed. 10:17 a.m. with Obama live video feed. 10:49 a.m. with removal of live video and information about President Obama's second address. 1:13 p.m. with link to Obama's second statement. 3:36 p.m. with video of Obama's second statement.

Updated 5:10 p.m. April 18 with numerous updates to reflect current information. Updated 6:52 a.m. April 19 with latest developments. Updated 7:23 a.m. with poster of suspect via WBUR. Updated 8:00 a.m. with photo released by Boston Police. Updated 8:10 a.m. with newer photo of suspect released by FBI. Updated and reformatted to reflect current story at 9:38 a.m. Updated 11:17 a.m. with link to timeline of manhunt from NPR. Updated 11:30 a.m. with link to Storify of Boston on lockdown. Updated 5:13 p.m. with rearrangement of information, information that Boston's lockdown was lifted.

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