News from overnight, one Massachusetts Institute of Technology Officer is dead after a shoot out with Police. That happened at last night and classes at MIT, Harvard, UMass and Emerson College have been cancelled for today. The MBTA has also been shut down. No one is allowed into Watertown and no one is allowed out of Watertown at this time.
Two men identified by law enforcement sources as the Boston Marathon attack suspects battle authorities in a
The suspect at large — believed to be Suspect 2 in the white hat… was described as "dressed in a grey hoodie, light skinned male, brown curly hair."
Law enforcement sources said the suspects have international links and have been in the country legally for about a year.
The suspects approached the MIT officer and shot him in head, according to sources. The two then stole the MIT officer's cruiser, robbed a nearby 7-11 and carjacked a Mercedes SUV, briefly kidnapping the driver. At various points, the suspects threw explosives out the window of the moving car.
The dead suspect had an improvised explosive device strapped to his chest and the law enforcement sources warned that the suspect on the run may as well.
News courtesy of Associated Press, NBC, Boston Police Dept.