Police during Boston bomber manhunt 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Brian Snyder)
Police emptied the streets of suburban Watertown on Friday in a house-by-house
search for a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, after killing his
brother in a shootout.
The night of shooting and explosions in the
streets followed the authorities' release on Thursday of video footage of the
Here is a timeline of events: Thursday, about 5:10
The FBI releases photographs and video of two men suspected of
planting the pressure cooker bombs that killed three people and injured 176 at
the Boston Marathon on Monday. Video footage shows a man known as suspect No. 1
wearing a dark baseball cap. He was later identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev,
Suspect No. 2, later identified as Tsarnaev's brother, Dzhokhar, 19,
was wearing a white cap backwards in the images. The 30-second videos are played
repeatedly on national television, and photographs of the suspects are posted
online.Thursday night at 9:04 P.M.
Russian language social
networking site VK shows someone logged for the last time out of what appears to
be Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's page. The site had been accessed via mobile
device.Thursday night around 10:20 P.M.
Two men rob a convenience
store at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus. Shortly after, shots
are fired in the area.10:30 P.M.
Police discover MIT campus
police officer Sean Collier, 26, shot multiple times in his car in an apparent
confrontation with the suspects. He was transported to Massachusetts General
Hospital and pronounced dead.Shortly after 10:30 P.M.
the two brothers carjack a Mercedes SUV. The owner of the car is held hostage
for about a half hour and is then released. Police chase the SUV into the Boston
suburb of Watertown. During the chase, the suspects throw explosives from the
car and exchange gunfire with police.
A transit police officer is hurt in
the shootout. Witnesses report hearing dozens of gunshots.
Tsarnaev is hit during the shootout. He is taken into custody, transported to
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and later pronounced dead.Before 1
A huge manhunt is launched for the second suspect and hundreds of
police officers and FBI agents descend on Watertown.Between 3 and 4
Massachusetts police announce they will conduct a door-to-door
search in Watertown. Citizens are warned to stay indoors.Around 5:30
Train service in Boston is suspended.8
Massachusetts officials announce they have expanded the
shelter-in-place recommendations for the entire city of Boston, effectively
putting the city in lockdown as they search for Tsarnaev.10:30
Police say they have located a gray Honda CRV with Massachusetts
license plates in the Boston area that they believe had been occupied by a
Boston Marathon bombing suspect.Shortly after 10:45 A.M.
security and counterterrorism advisers finish an hourlong briefing with
President Barack Obama in the White House Situation Room on developments in the
Boston manhunt.Compiled based on media reports, official statements from
law enforcement and Reuters reporting. All times Eastern Daylight Time.
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