City of Boston Remains Locked Down

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Boston remains locked down following the initiation of a manhunt for second Boston Marathon Bombing suspect.

The American security forces are searching for 19 year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed in the early hours of the morning during a shoot-out with the police. An MIT police officer named as Sean Collier, was also killed during the shoot-out.

The transport systems have been shut down and residents have been asked to remain in their homes, only answering the door to the police.

Kurt Schwartz, Homeland Security said: “We are asking you stay home, stay indoors. We are asking businesses not to open. We are asking people not to congregate outside.”

The details on the suspects are sketchy and reports although it is believed that both suspects are of Chechen origin. Their motives and possible connection to any existing terrorist groups remains unclear.

Boston police told reporters that the main focus was the current situation and that there would be a time for questions about the backgrounds of the suspects later.

Boston police are continuing their house-to-house search and plan to perform a controlled explosion on the suspect’s home, which is thought to be booby trapped.

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