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Boston Marathon terrorist attack

Manhunt: Suspect captured; brother dead

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. (AP Photo/The Lowell Sun & Robin Young) Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. (AP Photo/The Lowell Sun & Robin Young)
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One of the suspects in the Boston marathon bombing is dead and the second was captured less than 22 hours later, said Boston police.

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A massive manhunt took place for Suspect No. 2, identified by the Associated Press as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass., seen in earlier surveillance photos wearing a white cap.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student was found in Watertown, about 10 miles west of Boston.

Later on Friday, their focus appeared to shift away from the house and to several other homes in a 20-block radius.

Tsarnaev's older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was identified as Suspect No. 1. He died after being wounded in a gunfight with authorities.

The brothers are from the Russia region near Chechnya and lived in the United States for about a decade, reports the AP.  

"We believe this man to be a terrorist," said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, who urged nearby residents to stay in their homes unless police are present. "We believe this to be a man who's come here to kill people."

Residents of Watertown and several neighboring towns including Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge and the Allston-Brighton were told by police to stay inside and businesses were told to remain closed.

Gov. Deval Patrick said the "stay indoors" request was lifted at about 6 p.m., but he asked civilians to remain vigilant.

All public transit in Boston was shut down for many hours. The governor said the MBTA system was reopened Friday 6 p.m. People near mass transit locations were told to leave the area, according to Boston police.

Amtrak has suspended service between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island.

MIT, Harvard, Boston College, Boston University, Emerson College and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth have canceled classes for the day.

Connecticut State Police called off a search for a vehicle in connection with the bombing after the Honda CRV was discovered in Cambridge on Friday.

The latest developments in the investigation into the explosions near the finish line of the Boston marathon on Monday that killed three and injured more than 180 others, began when a police officer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was shot and killed responding to a disturbance at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, said police. The officer died of multiple gunshot wounds.  

From there, authorities say, two men carjacked a man in a Mercedes-Benz, keeping him with them in the car for half an hour before releasing him at a gas station in Cambridge. The man was not injured.

The search for the vehicle led to a chase that ended in Watertown, where authorities said the suspects threw explosive devices from the car and exchanged gunfire with police. A transit police officer was seriously injured during the chase, authorities said.

In Watertown, witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots and explosions at about 1 a.m. Friday. Dozens of police officers and FBI agents were in the neighborhood and a helicopter circled overhead.

Doctors at the Boston hospital where Tamerlan Tsarnaev died said they treated a man with a possible blast injury and multiple gunshot wounds.

Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev was believed to be a former student at the prestigious Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Boston, said Rep. Peter King (R-LI).

Former classmates described the teen as a "normal guy" with "good grades."

Their father, Anzor Tsarnaev, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from the Russian city of Makhachkala that his younger son, Dzhokhar, is "a true angel."

He said his son was studying medicine. "He is such an intelligent boy. We expected him to come on holidays here," the father said.

A man in Maryland who claims to the boy's uncle and spoke to the media on Friday, pleaded with Tsarnaev to turn himself in.

"You have shamed the Chechnyan ethnicity. As for forgiveness from the victims, the injured and those that left," said Ruslan Tsarni to reporters outside his home in Montgomery Village, Md.

The bombing suspects' mother was arrested in June 2012 for shoplifting $1600 worth of clothing from Lord & Taylor, report FOX 25 News.

Police in Boston released photos Thursday showing the men believed to be the suspects in the marathon bombings.

The shooting of suspect #1 occurred approximately five hours after the photos were released.

In a new photo released Friday morning, suspect #2 is seen wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt pulled up on his head. Police said he is considered a "threat to "anybody that might approach him."

Police have called him a "terrorist."

The new photo was taken at a 7-Eleven in Cambridge, just across the river from the city.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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