International ties. Military training. A man who came here to kill people. “One Boston Marathon suspect dead, another still on run, officials say,” by Pete Williams, Richard Esposito, Michael Isikoff and Becky Bratu for NBC News, April 19:
The Boston Marathon bombing suspects “” armed with explosives and guns “” battled law enforcement officers in a Boston suburb early Friday morning, unleashing chaos until cops took one of the men into custody and the other fled, law enforcement sources said.
Officials later said the suspect taken into custody died and authorities identified the man on the run as the “white-hat” suspect, referencing photographs released by the FBI Thursday. Authorities warned he should be considered armed and dangerous.
The standoff in Watertown, Mass., erupted shortly after the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer. A transit police officer was also wounded in the Watertown fire fight, officials confirmed to NBC affiliate WHDH.
Watertown resident Andrew Kitzenberg says he had a “clear line of view” of what he said looked “like a pressure cooker bomb.”
Officials in Watertown were warning residents to “stay in their homes and not open their doors unless a police officer is there.”
“There is a terrorist on the loose,” said one officer at an impromptu press conference at about 4:30 a.m. ET.
The suspect at large “” believed to be the man who physically placed the bags containing the homemade bombs which killed 3 and injured 170 on Monday “” 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….