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Boston Marathon Bombing

SUSPECT #1 KILLED

Hunting for Suspect #2

4/19/2013 7:20 AM PDT UPDATED: 4/19/2013 9:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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8:27 AM PT -- Cops say Dzhokhar is NOT holed up in the building in Watertown where cops were seen preparing for a firefight.

8:25 AM PT --
Just about every single university in the Boston area has been closed --- including Emerson and Boston College -- while authorities continue the hunt for Dzhokhar.

7:48 AM PT --
Cops have broken out guns and body armor and appear to be gearing up for some sort of tactical offensive in Watertown. 

6:46 AM PT --
A YouTube page has been discovered that appears to have been created by the older brother Tamerlan several months ago.

The page contains links to several religious videos -- including one titled, "Allah Is the One" ... and another called, "Islam."

6:42 AM PT --
Cops believe the younger brother, Dzhokhar, may be armed with an assault rifle ... and is probably carrying explosives.

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Cops have shot and killed one of the men suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing -- after a fierce gun battle in Watertown, Mass. ... and now officials are on the hunt for Suspect #2.

Here's what you need to know ...

-- The suspects are brothers from Chechnya ... 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. They reportedly moved to the U.S. around 2002 and have been living here legally.

-- The brothers were located in Watertown, Mass. last night ... after they allegedly robbed a 7-11 store and hijacked a car. The driver of the car was unharmed.

-- The brothers then shot and killed a security officer on the M.I.T. campus -- and cops came racing to the scene.

-- A ferocious gun battle ensued ... with one witness saying at least 60 shots were fired  ... and the brothers reportedly threw grenades at the cops.

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-- The older brother, Tamerlan, was killed in the shootout ... but Dzhokhar (pictured below) escaped.

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-- Cops believed Dzhokhar is armed and dangerous ... and has a bomb strapped to his chest.

-- Officials have launched an intense manhunt for Dzhokhar ... and have released a new picture of the 19-year-old.

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-- There are reports the older brother was a boxer who wanted to become part of the U.S. National Boxing Team.

-- At least one of the brothers went Cambridge Rindge and Latin School ... where Matt Damon and Ben Affleck went to school, according to reports.

The question now ... are these brothers -- who have presumably been Americanized and living in the U.S. for years -- considered domestic or foreign terrorists.

6:38 AM PT -- Police in Niagara Falls, N.Y., have pulled over a pair of Russian nationals this morning and reportedly have robot and bomb techs on the scene to investigate suspicious packages. It's unclear if there is a connection to the Boston Marathon bombing.

According to Buffalo television station WGRZ, the FBI has been notified and the joint terrorism task force is working with state police.




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282 COMMENTS

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61.

StarryStarryNight    

i missed this part of the story.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2311653/Mother-Boston-bombing-suspects-arrested-year-stealing-1-60...0-worth-clothes-Lord--Taylor.html

Mother of Boston bombing suspects arrested last year for 'stealing $1,60...0 worth of clothes from Lord & Taylor'

367 days ago
62.

Mayu    

I see so many people trying to downplay how the fact they were from an area of Russia that have a huge islomofasiacst sect and are in fact practitioners of the Muslim religion because they wanted so bad for this to be right wing extremism so they can blame it on Rush Limbaugh and Gun Rights Advocates.

367 days ago
63.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I'm looking at that picture thinking "He's just a kid, he could be my son." If that was my son I'd kill him myself and lay his worthless body in my front yard until it rotted, then I'd string the bones up until they turned to dust and blew away. I'd stand in front of that worthless carcass every day and sing God Bless America and spit on it when I was finished. They might get a few of us but hundreds of us will rise up stronger because of it. Kill them all. God Bless America.

367 days ago
64.

Derek    

How did no cops have rifles? You think they'd be loaded down

367 days ago
65.

homeboy    

To clarify for all those talking about how these guys are Russian.....They are not Russian. These guys are from Chechnya, yes it's a part of Russia but they are Muslims praising Allah and are actually responsible for bombings in Russia and have murdered many Russian people for what they call "ethnic cleansing" which drove all the Russians out of Chechnya some time ago.

367 days ago
66.

Ellie    

brown skin people don't all lump themselves together with other brown skin people, don't be ignorant of the world.

367 days ago
67.

Corey    

I stopped reading your article when you call the MIT officer a security officer. It was a POLICE OFFICER, you condescending moron.

367 days ago
68.

Me    

You're streaming Fox News? Seriously?

367 days ago
69.

TitanicExpert    

Brothers from Russia? Yeah... that figures.

367 days ago
70.

hummm    

well done, if it is not useful is garbage.
I hope all the saints and angels in America do not descend from their narcisistic heaven to defend these two d**bags.

367 days ago
71.

lowens1975    

Praying for the safety of the officers, for their steady hands and good aim.

367 days ago
72.

BB not bb    

They just want to keep the whole city of Boston on lockdown, as if they are under martial law, over one skinny little med student from Russia. What is he going to do next, rob a Quick Check? This is just terrorism against the citizens of Boston. There is no need for all of this over one little suspect. They act like the whole city is acting up.


How are these people even known to have involvement? Where is the video or the evidence. It is out of character for them according to their families.

367 days ago
73.

mrs t    

thank you tmz for this important coverage..... not in the mood for tanning mom or k-krap

367 days ago
74.

wwomp526    

the only reason they were let into this country is that they are white.

367 days ago
75.

LetsBeReAL    

Where are these kids parents? Can anyone get in touch with them? Or are they orphans? Like hello.

367 days ago
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