News What's Hot — 19 April 2013

A man suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday has been captured after a firefight with police, The Boston Globe reported.

At the time of this writing, the identity of the suspect has not been released.

Crediting an official with knowledge of the investigation, the Globe said another suspect remains on the loose in Watertown, Mass.

Officers from Homeland Security, the FBI, Cambridge Police and the Massachusetts State Police all swarmed to the scene in Watertown after an MIT police officer was shot and killed, and gunshots and explosions were reported in the area. Helicopters flew above the scene, using search lights to illuminate the neighborhood.

Residents were ordered to remain in their homes as the manhunt continued for the second suspect.

Andrew Kitzenburg of Watertown told The New York Times that he observed a confrontation from a third floor window. He saw two men in jackets engaging in “constant gunfire” with police officers.

The shooters allegedly tried to detonate a bomb. “They lit it, still in the middle of the gunfire, and threw it. But it went 20 yards at most,” Kitzenburg told the paper.

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