‘We heard gunshots last night,’ Weston grad reports from Boston

Boston-Marathon FIBoston — The site of bombings at the marathon finish line that killed three and wounded many people on Monday (including a Weston college student) is now the focus of a large scale manhunt after more bombings and gunfire late Thursday night, as late night and early morning TV news viewers know.

The city has asked Boston area residents to stay indoors, businesses and schools are closed as streets are filled with military and law enforcement personnel and vehicles.

They continued their search for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, several sources said Friday. He is the brother of the other bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who died overnight in an exchange of gunfire with police, according to wide-spread news reports. Reports of explosions were also reported. An M.I.T. security officer was reportedly killed by the suspects.

Much of Boston is on lockdown as authorities search door to door for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Among those sheltering-in-place is Seth Tenenbaum, a former Westonite who is living in Allston. “We live about a mile and a half to two miles from the bombings in Watertown and could hear gunshots from a distance. Things quieted for a while but have picked up again this a.m. as we’ve had many cops and homeland security speed by, “ Mr. Tenenbaum reported in an e-mail to the Forum around 9:20 a.m.

“Everything started around 11:30 p.m.. We had heard an MIT officer was murdered 4.5 miles or so from here and a transportation office was shot around 10:30. Then we heard that there was a carjacking in Cambridge just over the river about a mile from here. Around midnight we had about 60 police officers speed by in direction Watertown in about 15 minutes. Also, included was a large armored vehicle.”

Mr. Tenenbaum graduated Weston High School in 2005. His parents Richard Tenenbaum and Barbara Stein still live in town.

 

 

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