Watertown Chase: Unverified Boston Globe Story Says Marathon Bombing Suspect in Custody Following Gunfight

Unspecified police officials have told the Boston Globe that an ongoing violent incident possibly involving explosives in Watertown has resulted in the arrest of a Marathon bombing suspect.

Shortly before 11:00 p.m. EDT, a Massachussetts Institute of Technology police officer was shot multiple times and killed by unknown assailants.

In what has not been verified to be a connected incident, an apparent carjacking resulted in a police chase and shootout between two suspects in the nearby town of Watertown. It was reported that explosives were deployed against law enforcement officials in the chase, and one officer may have been injured. Video streaming live on CNN confirms at least several dozen shots were fired. One suspect was taken into custody, and another remains at large.

If the Globe is to be believed, what initially appeared to be an unconnected incident may in fact involve the apprehension of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. However, it must be stressed that reports remain vague and unconfirmed. An FBI source told the Globe that it was too early to claim any connection.

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Tom McKay

Tom is a staff writer at Mic, covering national politics, media, policing and the war on drugs. He is based in New York and can be reached at tmckay@mic.com.

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