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Named: Suspects identified on police scanner as Mike Mulugeta, Sunil Tripathi; One 'suspect is running'; Update: NBC reports Tripathi is not a suspect; Second suspect still at large, ID'd as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Editor’s note: Please see the updates at the bottom of this post. NBC now reports that Sunil Tripathi is not a suspect. 

Just before 1:00am Eastern, Boston police scanner traffic broadcast the names of the Watertown/MIT shooting/Boston Marathon bombing suspects: Mike Mulugeta and Sunil Tripathi. Note: Police have not officially confirmed these names.


Tripathi’s name and photo had been floating around the Internet all day, as Reddit and other social media sleuths mused whether the missing Brown University student could be a suspect.

The “suspect is running,” according to the latest scanner reports.

As of 3:10am Eastern, Newtown PD is reportedly on a “foot pursuit.” Somebody “was chased after, possibly matching [suspect] description.” A few minutes later, scanner reports “no foot pursuit.”

Stay tuned for the latest updates from Twitchy Team.


Update 4:21am Eastern:

The Middlesex County DA has confirmed the death of suspect number one (Mike Mulugeta):

Making it official:

And the officer hit during the Watertown gunfight is still alive, taken to hospital:

Watertown residents are being advised to stay in their homes while police conduct house-by-house, street-by-street search.

There’s an early-morning press briefing by law enforcement. The bottom line:


Latest pic:



NBC reported Friday morning that Tripathi, whose name was mentioned on the scanner, is not a suspect. The second suspect is still on the run, according to NBC.

More from BuzzFeed:

“Authorities say these people came from overseas… had overseas military training [and have] been here about a year,” NBC’s Pete Williams — the most reliable source through a chaotic week in Boston — reported Friday, citing multiple sources.

“There’s been a lot of speculation that one of these suspects is a student that went missing from Brown,” Williams said, dismissing the speculation.

The AP reports that the bombing suspects are “from Russia region near Chechnya” and lived in the United States for at least one year.


NBC reportedly has the names and says the suspects are brothers.


The AP identifies the surviving suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19.



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