The Boston Bombing suspects are brothers from Russia, and they are of Chechen ethnicity, law enforcement officials told reporters. One of them is a legal permanent resident of the United States. Earlier this morning, one of the suspects was killed in a firefight with police in Watertown, Massachusetts.
The suspect number 2, identified as Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, is loose and has dangerous arms, the police said. The law enforcement officials released a new image of the second suspect, and a victim Jeff Bauman identified the suspect. Jeff lost both his legs in the Monday Bombing near the Boston Marathon finish line. Jeff was waiting for his girlfriend to cross the finish line.
Subways and buses have been suspended in Boston until further notice, and the residents have been asked to stay indoors. A police official said that the authorities believe these are the same people who killed an MIT police officer. Even Harvard University tweeted that the institution will remain closed due to public safety concerns. Public schools in Boston have already been cancelled for the day.
Boston police officials continue to search for suspect number 2, or Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19. His brother, who was killed earlier today, was a legal permanent resident in the United States since 2007. He was identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and was born in Russia. During their fight with the police, both the suspects were throwing grenades. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis believes that the suspects have received paramilitary training.
The Police is searching for the surviving bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev door-to-door. The officials also searched the home where he was believed to be living. Governor Deval Patrick has urged the residents of Boston nearby town not to let anybody in their house except for uniformed police officer.
The surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is said to have assault rifles and other weapons, including bombs, law enforcement officials told reporters. The authorities are concerned that the suspect might take hostages. A few minutes ago, the police said that all taxi services have been suspended in the city.
The heavily armed police have reached a location in Watertown, Mass, where the second suspect is believed to be hiding.
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