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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

One Boston bombing suspect dead, another at large

One of two suspects identified in surveillance video at the Boston Marathon has been killed and the other is at large after shootouts with law enforcement officers, according to the New York Times. One officer from the M.I.T. campus police force is also dead, apparently shot multiple times as he sat in his patrol car, and a Boston Transit officer was wounded. Classes at several Boston-area colleges have been canceled as police continue to conduct a house-to-house search in a 20-block area for the remaining suspect.  The chase began about 10 p.m. when the pair robbed a 7-Eleven and car-jacked a Mercedes SUV. In the subsequent chase, the suspects lobbed explosive devices at the police in pursuit, the Times reports. For more information, go to www.nytimes.com.     

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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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