Just a quick update on the Boston bombing situation. From what I understand, two brothers from Chechnya entered this country legally. They are the ones responsible for the explosions at the Boston Marathon. One (the one in the black hat) is dead after a shootout with police. The other one is still out there, and a massive manhunt is underway.
Boston has essentially been shut down. No schools. No businesses. No public transportation. Nothing.
The suspects were identified to The Associated Press as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya, which has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars.
A law enforcement intelligence bulletin obtained by the AP identified the surviving suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev (JOE-khar Tsahr-NEYE-ev), 19, of Cambridge, Mass.
The two men are suspected of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer on campus in Cambridge late Thursday, then stealing a car at gunpoint and later releasing its driver unharmed.
No more details for now. I’ll update as needed.
Police have descended on a home in Watertown. Stand by.
Third person of interest – a member of the suspects’ family.
Activity on the ground in Cambridge.
Both activities have calmed down for now. Police going door-to-door.