One suspect dead, another on the run in Boston bombings

WASHINGTON (JTA) — One suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing was killed in a shootout with police and authorities asked Bostonians to remain indoors while they pursued the other.

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Authorities named the two suspects as brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, who was on the loose, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who was killed in the shootout.

Online evidence suggested that the younger brother had lived in the Cambridge, Mass. area for several years.

Reports said that the brothers were Chechens. An alleged accomplice reportedly is in custody.

“We’re asking people to shelter in place, in other words to stay indoors, with the doors locked,” Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said in an early Friday news conference, also asking Bostonians not to open doors except to police officers who identify themselves.

In the course of an extensive chase through Boston area suburbs, a police officer on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was killed and a transit policeman was wounded. 

Strategically placed bombs at the Boston Marathon’s finish line exploded Monday afternoon, killing three people and wounding dozens.

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