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Boston Bombing Manhunt: A Timeline of Events

Updates galore amassed last night as police in Massachusetts declared a manhunt for two suspects from Monday’s bombing. Here’s what you may have missed:

Monday, April 15, 2:50 p.m. EST: Two bombs explode at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and wounding more than 150. As the city tries to regain its footing and the government steps in to take over the investigation, rumors fly speculating who was behind the attack and how and why it happened.

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April 15, 6 p.m.: President Obama addresses the nation from the White House briefing room promising us that those responsible "will feel the full weight of justice."

April 16: First victim identified as 8-year-old Martin Richard.

April 17, 2:45 p.m.: CNN flubs their report of the arrest/non-arrest of a suspect.

April 18: Third victim identified as 23-year-old Boston University student Lu Lingzi from China.

April 18, 5:30 p.m.: FBI releases images and security footage of two suspects.

April 18, 10:20 p.m.: Two men rob a convenience store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The suspects are now thought to be not connected to the burglary.

April 18, 10:20 p.m.: MIT officer found shot in his car. The officer later dies from his injuries.

April 18, 11 p.m.: Suspects carjack a black Mercedes SUV near Memorial Drive. Drops innocent driver at gas station.

April 19, 1 a.m.: Suspects’ “bullet-riddled SUV found in Watertown, Massachusetts, where a gunfight ensues and suspects lob explosives at police. A transit police officer is wounded as well as the first suspect, who would later die from his injuries.

April 19, 3:45 a.m.: Watertown is put on lockdown while police go door-to-door looking for the surviving suspect.

April 19, 6 a.m.: The Boston MBTA shuts down all service.

April 19, 6:30 a.m.: Suspects are reported as Chechan brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Dzhokhar, 19, is still at large. Tamerian, 26, is reportedly dead.

April 19, 12:30 p.m.: Amtrak service between New York and Boston shut down.

April 19, 2:00 p.m.: It has been reported that police are looking for a 1999 green Honda Civic, license plate 116GC7.

April 19, 3:40 p.m.: CBS news has reported that police have found explosives and pipe bombs in the brothers' apartment. The green Honda police were searching for has also been found, and the car has been towed away.

April 19, 6:15 p.m.: While the suspect remains at large, the Boston lockdown has been lifted.

April 19, 7:18 p.m.: Gunfire has been reported in Watertown, Mass. Residents have been advised to stay indoors.

April 19, 8:13 p.m.: CNN reports that law officials believe that suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev is cornered on a boat in a Watertown backyard.

April 19, 9:15 p.m.: The Boston Police Department has confirmed that suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev is now in custody. "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody," reads a tweet from the police.

The search for the remaining “white hat” suspect is ongoing. Updates will be provided as they become available.

Sources: The New Yorker, MIT News, CBS News, RT, Amtrak

04.20.2013 / 07:22 AM EDT by Emmalie Vance
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