Connecticut State Police On Lookout For Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect
HARTFORD (CBS Connecticut/AP) — Connecticut State Police continue to monitor all intelligence connected to the Boston Marathon bombing investigation as one suspect remains on the loose.
State Police Spokesman Lt. Paul Vance said that bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may be driving a gray, Honda CRV with Massachusetts plates 316 ES9. He is still on the loose after Boston police say he and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, killed an MIT police officer after they robbed a Cambridge convenience store. Tamerlan was killed in the police shootout.
CBS News reports that the car has been found in Boston.
Connecticut troopers have been posted strategically throughout the state and continue to communicate with Massachusetts officials.
Law enforcement officials say the brothers are from a Russian region near Chechnya, which has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency that has carried out deadly bombings. They lived near Boston and had been in the U.S. for about a decade, an uncle said.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a 26-year-old who had been known to the FBI as Suspect No. 1 and was seen in surveillance footage in a black baseball cap, was killed overnight in a police shootout, officials said. His brother Dzhokhar, a 19-year-old college student who was dubbed Suspect No. 2 and was seen wearing a white, backward baseball cap in the images from Monday’s deadly bombing at the marathon finish line — escaped.
Authorities in Boston suspended all mass transit and warned close to 1 million people in the entire city and some of its suburbs to stay indoors as the hunt for Suspect No. 2 went on. Businesses were asked not to open. People waiting at bus and subway stops were told to go home.
From Watertown to Cambridge, police SWAT teams, sharpshooters and FBI agents with armored vehicles surrounded various buildings as police helicopters buzzed overhead.
“We believe this man to be a terrorist,” said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. “We believe this to be a man who’s come here to kill people.”
The bombings on Monday killed three people and wounded more than 180 others, tearing off limbs in a spray of shrapnel and instantly raising the specter of another terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
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