After the publication of information and pictures of the Boston bombers last night, the two apparently decided to go out with a bang and infiltrated the MIT campus laden with weapons and explosives.
The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing moved to the US from a Russia region near Chechnya and have lived in US for at least a year, the Associated Press reported.
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev posted links to Islamic websites and others calling for Chechen independence on what appears to be his page on a Russian language social networking site.
Abusive comments in Russian and English were flooding onto Tsarnaev’s page on VK, a Russian-language social media site. On the page, his “World view” is listed as “Islam” and his “Personal priority” is “career and money”. He has posted links to videos of fighters in the Syrian civil war and to Islamic web pages with titles like “Salamworld, my religion is Islam.”
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was killed late on Thursday in an eruption of gunfire at the university. the policeman was responding to a disturbance caused by the appearance of two men armed with guns, explosives and wearing body armor. It is suspected they were preparing to seize a university building in a terror attack.
After initial gunshots were heard at Building 32 on Vassar Street, of SWAT teams, and dozens of police moved toward the building, joined by FBI agents and a police helicopter. Gunfire and explosions were heard during the hunt for the killers indicating a gun battle in progress.
The two initially escaped in a SUV they seized with a hostage, who was later released.
While being chased, they threw explosives out of the window and critically injured a second police officer.
Police warn that the escaped man is a terrorist, who is armed and dangerous and advise householders to stay indoors and not open the doors to strangers.
One suspect was injured and taken to hospital under heavy guard. The suspect died of his wounds having been taken into police custody.
The other man escaped [the bomber in the white cap].
After the firefight on the MIT campus; parts of Boston, Watertown and other outlying towns were placed under curfew and public transport suspended Friday, April 19.
State Police announced in the early hours of the morning that they would be going “door to door, street by street, in and around Watertown.” They warned residents to stay inside and not answer the door unless the person is clearly identified as a law-enforcement officer, The Boston Globe reported.