Andrew Kitzenberg lives on Laurel Street, in Watertown, Mass. On Friday morning, just before 1 a.m., he heard a series of pops from outside his window. The Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Tamarlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, were engaging in a wild shootout with police. Kitzenberg's Twitter account was essential reading…
The manhunt in Watertown for suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev concluded with Tsarnaev's capture around 8:45 p.m. Friday night. It capped off a surreal day that paralyzed the city of Boston and ensnared the Watertown community in a harrowing 24-hour period.
Earlier, the Connecticut state police issued a bulletin for a gray Honda CR-V that the Boston bomb suspects might have been driving. That car has been recovered, but they are now searching for a different car: A 1999 Honda Civic. (UPDATE: The Civic is found)
Reports are coming in that police are on the hunt for a gray Honda CR-V which may be driven by a suspect in the Boston bomb case. (UPDATE: The CR-V has been found in Boston)
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.
There's way too much happening to attempt to cover what's still a developing situation, but here's a crowdsourced attempt to tell the story of what happened last night at MIT and this morning in Watertown. For your in-the-moment updates, browse over to Gawker.
Authorities have said that the bombs used in the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this week were largely homemade and built with conventional pressure cookers. Tonight FBI officials released more surprising details on the bombs: they may have been built using parts from radio-controlled toy cars.
Minutes after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon at 2:50 p.m., reports started rolling in. We began this post soon after, with chronological updates continuing through the evening. Some photos might be graphic.