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UPDATE 8:59 a.m. Authorities have identified the transit police officer severely wounded in a shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
MBTA Police Chief Paul MacMillan says the wounded officer is 33-year-old Richard Donohue. He is a three-year veteran of the department.
Gov. Deval Patrick says Donohue is in surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge.
The officer was critically injured in an early morning shootout Friday with the two suspects in the marathon bombings. One of the suspects was killed.
Earlier in the night in Cambridge, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was killed while responding to a report of a disturbance involving the two suspects. The officer died of multiple gunshot wounds.
UPDATE 8:39 a.m. A U.S. law enforcement official and the uncle of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings are confirming that the name of the second suspect is Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older brother of Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a gun battle with police in Massachusetts overnight.
Three law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the ongoing investigation, confirmed the bomb suspects were brothers. One of the officials and the men's uncle confirmed the identity of Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The uncle, Ruslan Tsarni of Montgomery Village, Md., told The Associated Press that the men lived together near Boston and have been in the United States for about a decade. They traveled here together from the Russian region near Chechnya.
UPDATE 8:24 a.m. Three law enforcement sources say uncle of Boston Marathon bomb suspects confirm men were brothers.
UPDATE 8:10 a.m. Boston's police commissioner says all of Boston must stay in their homes as the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings continues.
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis made the announcement Friday morning, after a long night of violence that left the other suspect dead.
The suspects were identified to The Associated Press as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya, which has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars.
A law enforcement intelligence bulletin obtained by the AP identified the surviving suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass.
The two men are suspected of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer on campus in Cambridge late Thursday, then stealing a car at gunpoint and later releasing its driver unharmed.
The suspects' clashes with police began only a few hours after the FBI released photos and videos of the two young men, who were seen carrying backpacks as they mingled among revelers at Monday's Boston Marathon. The bombings on Monday killed three people and wounded more than 180 others, and authorities revealed the images to enlist the public's help finding the suspects.
It was a night of violence in and around Boston Thursday night and Friday morning as one of the suspects in the Boston bombing was killed but a second remains on the loose.
Media reports and police say the man described as "suspect number one" or the man in "the man in the black hat" was killed in an armed confrontation with police.
Those reports further describe "suspect number two" or "the man in the white hat" remains at large with one of the nation's most intense manhunts underway to find him.
In the violence during the overnight hours an MIT campus police officer was killed, the suspects highjacked a car, a police shootout with police resulted in the killing of the first suspect.
Police in Watertown near Boston have instructed residents to remain in their homes and not answer the door unless a uniformed officer is identified.
Other residents are being bussed from their homes while the entire area is being vacated to allow the second suspect to be located.
As of 6:00 A.M. the situation was described as fluid.