Econintersect: There are reports overnight of gun battles between police and federal agents in the Boston area. Reportedly two men “of medium build” are involved. It is reported that the men have used “bombs that looked like grenades” and also carried “what looked like a pressure cooker bomb”. The gun battles ensued after the two men reportedly shot and killed a campus police officer on the MIT campus. It is reported that “dozens and dozens of federal agents and military personel” are involved in the operation, as well as a very many policmen.
An eye witness, Andrew Kitzenberg, has reported that one of the two gunman fell to the street (as if shot or tackled) and the other escaped in an SUV by crashing through a line of assembled police vehicles. The action reported by the eye witness occurred in Watertown, MA.
Two videos of the latest developments can be viewed at NBC News.
Reports on Twitter from NBC News are reporting that one suspect is dead.
Here is a video from NBC available at 4:10 am:
Here is an NBC News video of the Watertown fire fight:
The following is the NBC News video interview with the eye witness Andrew Kitzenberg:
At 4:30 am the following picture appeared at NBC News:
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It has been reported that the suspect taken into custody has died. There is no news at this time regarding the suspect reported to still alive.