Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Manhunt: 1 Million People on Lockdown as Authorities Swarm Boston

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A massive, inter-agency manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is still underway, with more than a million people in Boston and surrounding communities on lockdown.

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Heavily-armed police are making their way through a 20-block area of Watertown, Mass., searching for the remaining Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

The search comes after a violent night in which Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's brother and alleged co-conspirator, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died in a firefight with police.

One MIT campus police officer was killed and another transit officer was seriously wounded, while Dzhokhar Tsarnaev managed to evade capture.

The fugitive is considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Colonel Timothy Alben, head of the Massachusetts State Police, said in a news conference shortly after 12:30 p.m. that there had been “no apprehension."

The situation is changing moment by moment, however.

Local, state, and federal law enforcement officers, including the U.S. Secret Service, are undertaking a door-to-door search of the area in Watertown.

K-9 teams, explosives experts, and SWAT officers are involved, said State Police spokesman David Procopio. Alben said the search was 60 percent complete.

Authorities cannot rule out the possibility that the suspect is wearing an explosive vest, Procopio said; it is believed that his deceased brother was.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a native of Kyrgyzstan, the Kyrgyz state news agency said. He was studying at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Alben also alerted the public that there would be a controlled explosion by bomb experts this afternoon in Cambridge, where the two brothers lived.

The explosions would make it safer for investigators wary of what happened with Aurora shooter James Holmes, who booby-trapped his own residence.

In Washington, D.C., President Obama was briefed this morning in the White House Situation Room on the events in Boston, the White House said.

The latest developments spread shock and alarm through a city already rattled by the bombings on Monday afternoon at the Marathon finish line.

Three people were killed and more than 170 wounded.

Officers across the Boston area are tense and angry following the attacks on the two officers, a law enforcement official said, and fear what Tsarnaev might do next.

“This kid is obviously going down fighting,” the official said.

“Rest assured, the cops are looking for a fight right now.”

You can rest assured they'll find one before long. All we can do is hope and pray that it ends soon, and as well as something so terrible possibly can.

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They did a great job in capturing this Freak without many more deaths or injuries. Congrats! Be at Peace Boston....

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@ critic

It was difficult to capture this freak with more deaths or injuries, excluding those what police could have caused with their shoots, because this freak was unarmed. Who was he supposed to cause more deaths or injuries? Knocking down one entire day an entire city, almost kill the only suspect survivor (critical for the interrogation), who was unarmed, and you think it was a great job??

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Typical reaction from parents . . . "my son would never do anything like this. It must have been someone else. . ." Yeah, sure. That's why he was shooting at police, throwing bombs, wearing explosives, robbing and killing, all a frameup. IT's time parents face the truth about their kids and accept reality, no matter how ugly the truth may be.

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@ LucyRicardo

It was difficult to capture this freak with more deaths or injuries, excluding those what police could have caused with their shoots, because this freak was unarmed. Who was he supposed to cause more deaths or injuries? Knocking down one entire day an entire city, almost kill the only suspect survivor (critical for the interrogation), who was unarmed, and you think it was a great job?

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@ Rosa

Sorry, my last comment not was for you.

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This is basically martial law and sets quite a prescedent...once again Obozo admin oversteps its bounds.Congrats to the FBI on their failures and ineptitude.One suspect at large and they try to shut down an entire f--king city...not in america pal can't wait to see the backlash over this one...big gov't = totalitarian state.

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@ Failures

And if they were still both on the loose, you'd bitch and moan about that no matter what. Post a conspiracy theory or shaddup already. Go back to your lame vbulletin forums with the rest of the nuts.