MOSCOW, April 19 (RIA Novosti) - A police officer and a man who may have been involved in a deadly bombing at this week's Boston Marathon have both been shot dead in separate incidents in and around the still tense city, local media reported on Friday.
A police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was shot dead on Thursday night in Boston, setting off a frenzied manhunt just days after a bombing killed three people at the city’s marathon, the Boston Globe reported.
Gunshots and explosions were later reported by ABC TV station in Boston after police descended upon a vehicle in nearby Watertown, following what was reported as a carjacking.
Police later said a suspect had been shot dead and another "terrorist" was being sought, according to local media reports. He was described as armed and dangerous and locals were warned to stay off the streets.
"The incident in Watertown did involve what we believe to be explosive devices possibly, potentially, being used against the police officers,” AP quoted state police spokesman David Procopio as saying.
He also said federal authorities were investigating whether the violence was connected to the marathon bombings, according to the Boston Globe.
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