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Boston locked down for manhunt of marathon bomber

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Police placed a lockdown on the Boston area on Friday in order to find the remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, news sources report.

NBC News reports that the lockdown included Boston, its suburbs, universities, and transit system. Police are searching for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

According to NBC News, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, who was also a suspect in the bombings, were attempting to flee from the Boston area after the FBI released pictures of them to the public. While fleeing, the men killed a MIT police officer and stole a car.

CNN reports that Tamerlan, 26, was fatally shot by police during a chase. Authorities say he was wearing explosives and a trigger and both brothers were shooting and throwing explosives out of their car window at police.

According to CNN, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is still on the run and considered by authorities to be dangerous. Boston is the nation's fifth-largest metro area and citizens have been urged by authorities to stay inside and lock their doors and windows.

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