Public transportation ground to a halt in Boston this morning and parts of the city have been effectively shut down as authorities continued a massive manhunt for the man suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon and in the fatal shooting of a police officer last night.
Our colleagues at Gawker are updating the situation on the manhunt following last night's incident near the MIT campus. Two men suspected of bombing the marathon shot and killed an MIT police officer, stole a car, and then became involved in a firefight with police in Watertown.
One of the suspects, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed, according to news reports. His 19-year-old brother Dzhokar A. Tsarnaev remains at large.
This morning authorities told all Boston residents to stay indoors. All MTBA public transportation services have been shut down, as have public schools. Municipal employees have been told not to come to work and people are being instructed to stay in their homes or at work if they're already there, according to NBC News.
In other words, all of Boston is basically on lockdown until they find this suspect. Let's all hope this is resolved soon.
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