WATERTOWN, MA — A massive law enforcement effort to locate an at-large suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing was underway on Friday morning in and around the city of Boston.About 9 a.m., a helicopter circled above an area that the Boston Police Department set up for media staging in Watertown. The parking lot, being used by the press in front of Target and Best Buy stores, was blocked off and being patrolled by police.
Nearby, on a small street called Willow Park, Fox News showed heavily armed cops surrounding a house as they hunted for 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two brothers suspected in the bombing. His older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed early Friday morning in a shootout with police. At the latest scene, anchors on the network described what they believed to be the sounds of explosions and gunfire.
Back in the parking lot, a father and daughter were huddled away from the manhunt. They had returned from a trip at about 2:30 a.m., only to be turned away from their home by police. By the late morning, they were hungry and tired, and their 8-week-old puppy was crying.
“We got out of the airport around 12, 12:30 and were just in the middle of it from there to here,” Michael Demirdjian told TPM. “I ended up at this point here around 2 a.m., 2:30 a.m.”
Tom Kludt contributed reporting.