Boston manhunt

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a police bomb unit that pulled over a car with Massachusetts license plates in the city of Niagara Falls, New York, found nothing dangerous inside.

Police officials say a state police bomb disposal team used a robot to remove several items from the car Friday after it had been stopped earlier in the morning by officers checking out a report of a suspicious vehicle with Massachusetts plates.

Due to ongoing NPR special coverage of the events in Boston, the producers of Talk of the Nation/Science Friday have decided not to do that program today.  WAMC HD2 will replace Talk of the Nation today with BBC special coverage of the events in Boston  from 2pm to 4pm and from 8pm to 10pm.   Talk of the Nation/Science Friday will return next week.  

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Caroline Webster, a resident of Williamstown, was staying with friends in Somerville on Friday, when the Boston area was put into lockdown.

Police are still searching for one of the suspects believed to be in connection with the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Violence erupted overnight in a shootout that left one of the suspects and an MIT  police officer dead.

Caroline Webster spoke with WAMC's Lucas Willard.

As news continues to unfold on the manhunt underway in Boston for a suspect in connection with Monday's bombing attacks at the Boston Marathon, Brooke Mead, Program Coordinator at the Berkshire Immigrant Center, offers her opinion.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect at large, is believed to be an immigrant from an area of Russia near Chechnya.

Brooke Mead spoke with WAMC's Lucas Willard.

Boston Bomber Suspect On The Run 9:38 a.m.

Apr 19, 2013
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There have been many developments in the Boston Marathon bombing overnight. Twenty four hours ago, investigators didn’t know very much about who was responsible for Monday’s attack.

Here’s how last night’s events played out.  

Late Thursday afternoon the FBI released photographs and video of two suspects and appealed to the public’s help identifying them. Around 10 p.m. shots were fired on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge. At 10:30, an MIT campus police officer, who was later pronounced dead, was found with multiple shot wounds in his vehicle.