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Boston bomb suspect checked for link to 2011 murders - prosecutor

By Tim McLaughlin and Aaron Pressman BOSTON (Reuters) - Authorities are investigating whether the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who died after a shootout with police had any connection to an unsolved triple homicide in suburban Boston in 2011, a spokeswoman for prosecutors said on Monday. The 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, identified by the FBI as one of two brothers suspected in last Monday's blasts, was a close friend of one of three men who were stabbed in the neck in an apartment in Waltham, Massachusetts in September, 2011.

Night of terror in Boston suburb as police chase bomb suspects

By Stephanie Simon and Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - As a sleepless night dragged into the day on Friday, thousands of residents in Watertown, Massachusetts remained locked in their homes, ordered by police to stay put, as heavily armed officers searched for a 19-year-old man suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Police warn people in Boston suburb not to open doors

WATERTOWN, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Massachusetts State Police warned people in the Boston suburb of Watertown not to open their doors and said they would conduct a door-to-door, street-by-street search due to what it called a fluid situation. It was not immediately clear what connection the warning may have to the Boston Marathon bombings. A massive police operation was under way in Watertown after a university police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was killed and one man was taken into custody in Watertown.

Police officer shot to death at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

(Reuters) - A police officer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was shot to death on Thursday night at the school's Cambridge campus, touching off a manhunt for a suspect or suspects in a community on edge just days after the Boston Marathon bombing. MIT police were sweeping the campus early on Friday, according to a campus alert. Massachusetts State Police and Cambridge police said they were assisting in the investigation.

Biden, law enforcement to attend Boston memorial for slain officer

By Scott Malone and Samuel P. Jacobs BOSTON (Reuters) - Thousands of law enforcement agents from around the country plan to attend a memorial on Wednesday for a campus police officer who authorities say was slain by the accused Boston Marathon bombers, and Vice President Joe Biden is slated to speak at the ceremony. The service at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology honours 26-year-old Sean Collier, who police say was shot and killed by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the MIT campus on Thursday night.
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