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U.S.A. cheers arrest of Boston bombing suspect

Onlookers erupted in spontaneous applause and cheers Friday night as news spread that the second suspect in this week’s Boston Marathon bombing had been taken alive — gratitude that quickly spread across the U.S.

“We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all our outstanding law enforcement professionals,” said President Barack Obama,conveying his condolences to Sean Collier’s family. The 26-year-old Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was shot and killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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One Boston Marathon bombing suspect dead

One Boston Marathon bombing suspect has died after a shootout with the police, reports CNN. He died in hospital.

The other suspect is still on the loose.

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) police officer was shot and killed by them at the university earlier in the night, reports CNN.  Another officer was critically injured in the shootout in Watertown a few miles away.  Three people were killed and more than 170 others injured in the Boston Marathon blasts on April 15.

Photos of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects released by FBI . The man in the black cap died in hospital, the one in white is still on the loose.

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‘Boston bombing suspect arrested’

One suspect in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings has been captured, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation. Another remains on the loose in Watertown after a firefight with police, reports the Boston Globe.

Image of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects released by FBI before one man was arrested in Watertown.

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Police officer killed in MIT shooting

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was shot to death, sparking a manhunt on the campus as the surrounding Boston area reels from this week’s terrorist bombing, reports Bloomberg News.

The gunman is still at large, the authorities said on the university website for emergency information and urged students, staff and others to stay indoors.

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Gunshots heard in MIT

Gunshots have been heard on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). A university police officer has been injured, reported CNN.

The shots “were reported near Building 32 … which is currently surrounded by responding agencies,” according to a statement on the MIT website for emergency information.

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