BREAKING NEWS — Boston Marathon Suspect At Large
Police were called to Massachusetts Institute of Technology Thursday night (April 18) just before 11 p.m.
An MIT campus police officer responding to a report of a disturbance in the area of Vassar and Main streets was reportedly shot. According to authorities, the officer was found evidencing multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased.
Authorities launched an immediate investigation into the circumstances of the shooting. There are no other victims. No arrests have been made. The investigation remains ongoing.
Then, around 1 a.m., a police chase began in Watertown, Mass. Chatter on the police scanner revealed confusion on the scene as officers reported gunfire, explosions and chaos at intersection of Laurel and Dexter Street.
At 5:46 a.m., all Boston public transportation was shut down.
City of Boston asked businesses to close and nobody to leave home. No vehicle traffic will be allowed in or out of Watertown, and police are asking all to cooperate.
Just before 7 a.m., police released the name of the suspect at large. Surviving Boston bomb suspect identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass.