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We’re on the scene with the very latest developments on the Boston bombing aftermath and hunt. Top experts and reporters join us.

Police in tactical gear arrive on an armored police vehicle as they surround an apartment building while looking for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Police in tactical gear arrive on an armored police vehicle as they surround an apartment building while looking for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Dramatic developments in Boston today as a huge manhunt comes down on the suspects in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing.

In a matter of hours, we went from images being shared with the public of two young suspects on the street before the attacks, to heavy gunfire, chase, security sweeps and lockdown in the streets around Boston.

One suspect, dead.  Dead and wounded police.  Carjacking and explosives reported.  A Chechen connection.  And a very fluid, dangerous situation.

Up next On Point:  Manhunt, and what we have learned.

–Tom Ashbrook

Guests

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

Martha Bebinger, WBUR reporter (@mbebinger)

David Boeri, WBUR senior reporter (@davidboeri)

Jessica Stern, one of the country’s foremost experts on terrorism, lecturer in public policy at Harvard and author of “Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill” and “The Ultimate Terrorists.” She lives in Cambridge, Mass. and is under lockdown during the manhunt. (@JessicaEStern)

Sarah Chayes, senior associate of the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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