Well, this is going to shatter the left’s hoped-for narrative.
One of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead after the killing of a university officer and a shootout with police, and a massive manhunt is underway for the other, who is being described as a “terrorist on the loose,” authorities said early Friday.
Both of the suspects are brothers and have been in the U.S. at least a year as legal permanent residents, authorities tell NBC News. The suspect on the loose is believed to be Dzhokar Tsarnaez, 19, NBC News’ sources say. He lived in Cambridge, Mass., and has a Massachusetts driver’s license.
The slain 20-year-old suspect, was killed after he and his accomplice also robbed a 7-Eleven, carjacked an SUV and threw explosives out the window while being chased by police, authorities told NBC News.
Two law enforcement officials told NBC News the suspects are believed to have some military experience.
Police are locking down some neighborhoods in Boston and its western suburbs as they search for Tsarnaez, the man in the white hat from marathon surveillance footage.
Authorities urged residents in Watertown, Cambridge and other towns west of Boston, as well as the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of western Boston, to stay indoors. All mass transit was shut down and businesses were asked not to open Friday.
People waiting at bus and subway stops were told to go home. The MBTA has shut down all public transportation systems.
“We believe this to be a terrorist,” said Boston Police Commissioner Ed David. “We believe this to be a man who’s come here to kill people. We need to get him in custody.”
Obviously we need to rush immigration legislation through. Live blog from Boston here.