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Manhunt For Boston Bombing Suspect

The massive manhunt for the Boston bombing suspect. The latest news and a closer look at what we’re learning about the suspect.

Police in Watertown

Police in tactical gear conduct a search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Friday, April 19, 2013, in Watertown, Mass. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

An unprecedented day of American law enforcement today in Boston.  A major American city essentially shut down in a massive manhunt.  Overnight, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing shot and killed after a wild chase and shootout.  And throughout the day, a virtual army of security scouring the region for a second suspect.

Two brothers.  Ethnic Chechens in the U.S. for years.  Maybe a million people, asked to stay home, inside, in and around Boston.  Public transit shut down.  Business shut down.

This hour, in a live special edition of On Point:  the marathon bombing manhunt.

Guests

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst

Carey Goldberg, WBUR reporter and former Moscow reporter for the Los Angeles Times

Fred Thys, political reporter at WBUR.

William Braniff, executive director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, based at the University of Maryland

Dr. Shereef Elnahal, Muslim-American physician at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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L.A. Times: In the emergency room Monday, Elnahal said, he had never seen such a concentration of human carnage. But just as striking, he said, were the number of people “with large machine guns” running around the hospital trying to guard it.

Photos

FBI photos of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

This combination of photos provided on Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, left, and the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, right, shows a suspect that officials have identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, being sought by police in connection with Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings. (AP Photo/FBI, BRIC)

Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

This combination of undated photos shows Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. (AP)

 

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