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UPDATE: Sunil Tripathi And Mike Mulugeta Misidentified As Bombing Suspects; Tamerlan and Dzokhar Tsaernev Id'd In Boston Marathon Explosion

By iDigitalTimes Staff Reporter on April 18, 2013 11:39 PM EDT 0

Watertown Update: Boston Police, FBI, Swat Teams Engage In Gun Fights With Boston Marathon Terrorists Armed With IED Explosives
Watertown Update: Boston Police, FBI, Swat Teams Engage In Gun Fights With Boston Marathon Terrorists Armed With IED Explosives (Photo: Twitter)
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Shooting, Explosions in Boston, Watertown, MIT: Suspect Arrested (Photo: Twitter/CNN Screenshot)
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MIT Shooting: Officer Down, Attacker Armed And Dangerous. (Photo: Twitter/@TheTech)

UPDATED: iDigitalTImes misidentified Sunil Tripathi and Mike Mulugeta as the bombers last night. AP reports this morning that last night's police standoff with Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsaernev, Russian immigrants suspected of perpetrating Monday's bombing, has resulted in the death of Tamerlan, 26. CNN reports that last night's shooting at MIT was part of the struggle between the brothers and police; the Boston Police Department apparently engaged in a police chase which ended with the death of the older Tsaernev, as well as the MIT officer. Dzhokhar, 19, is at large at this time. 

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For more coverage from iDigitalTimes, visit our gallery of images from the Boston Marathon from earlier this week as well as today's slideshow of Boston under lockdown.

 Eyewitness account of developments tonight: #WCVByfrog.com/gvt5drcxplnige… — John Atwater (@AtwaterWCVB) April 19, 2013

Watertown Shoutout Update: Press Conference Being Held At Scene Of Gun Fight. Stay Tuned For Updates.

Newton, MA: Police chase terrorist into neighboring town, Michael Skolnik reports:

UPDATE: Watertown, MIT attackers same as Boston Marathon terrorists, Boston Globe reports. One already in custody, second being pursued in Watertown, MA:

Watertown Updates: Police Move In On Suspects, Gun Shots, IED Explosions

MIT Shooting: Reports of gun shots fired and a police officer wounded are flooding Twitter while a clear image of what is happening at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology remains unclear. The MIT shooting in Boston is taking place just days after a terrorist attack rocked the city. You can follow the MIT shooting live updates via live scanner here (thanks to @BrandonCarte for the link). A photo from the MIT shooting has reportedly been posted online. You can see it here, though it remains unconfirmed.


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UPDATE: It appears that the gun fight between the attackers and the police has escelated and expanded into neighborhing Watertown, MA. Reports of explosions and grenades are flooding in on Twitter, still unconfirmed. Suspect Captured:


The MIT shooting by an unidentified shooter appears to be taking place on campus after someone stole a police officer's gun and used it to wound them. Students are being warned to stay inside across the campus as the shooter is presumed armed and dangerous. The MIT shooting appears to have taken place in "the vicinity of Building 32," according to journalist Omid Memarian. Here's a breaking Twitter post on the Boston Shooting from Reuters' Deputy Editor Matthew Keys:


The MIT shooting is being reported by CBS Boston local here, as well as on MIT's website, which features the following message of warning:

Friday, April 19, 2013 1:31 AM

Please remain indoors. Police have NOT determined that the campus is safe.

Friday, April 19, 2013 1:04 AM

Suspect remains at large. Please continue to stay indoors.

Friday, April 19, 2013 12:37 AM

Update on shooter situation. The shooter remains at large, police continue to search the campus. Please REMAIN INDOORS until further notice.

Friday, April 19, 2013 12:28 AM

Update on shooter situation. Responding agencies are actively investigating the situation, which remains very fluid at this time. Police continue to sweep the campus. Stay indoors and remain inside until further notice.

Friday, April 19, 2013 12:01 AM

Update on shooter incident. Responding agencies continue to investigate the situation. Police are sweeping the campus at this time, please continue to stay indoors and remain inside until further notice.

Thursday, April 18, 2013 11:41 PM

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