Gunshots Heard in Watertown, Mass.; Emergency, Military Vehicles Drive Through Town

Apr 19, 2013 6:12 PM

Gunshots heard in Watertown, Mass.; emergency and military vehicles drive through town.

Here is the live stream from NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams:

(UPDATE) 4:25 p.m.- WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - The sound of gunfire has been reported in Watertown, Mass., where authorities have been searching for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Emergency and military vehicles are speeding through town. Police tell The Associated Press that multiple shots have been fired. Boston police say people should stay inside around a street in Watertown.

It wasn't immediately clear whether authorities had found 19-year-old college student Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (JOH'-kahr tsahr-NY'-ev).

Authorities are telling residents of the area to stay indoors.

(UPDATE) 4:41 p.m.- NBC New York has reported earlier this afternoon a woman who owns a trailered boat noticed something suspect about her boat and called law enforcement. Police arrived, and determined there was an individual in the trailered boat. Shots were fired, but there are conflicting reports on whether the individual in the boat is dead or alive. Police have surrounded the boat and are handling the situation with extreme caution due to the potential threat of explosives. The identity of the individual in the boat has not been confirmed. We will continue to bring you the latest on the situation in Watertown, Mass.

(UPDATE) 5:34 p.m.-NBC New York reporting a police negotiator is now at the scene to coax the individual out of the boat who is believed to be alive after two volleys of gun fire by law enforcement officers.


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