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Sites we're gonna go back now to Griff Jenkins who is actually on the scene in Watertown.
Grip but what can you tell us about what's happening there at this time.
It remains an active and dangerous crime scene residents still told here Watertown have -- five or six or more.
To stay in their homes there's a suspect out there and he is dangerous he is armed.
Now we do not know the most important disclaimer -- we do not know did these.
The suspects there's at least one they recaptured.
Being held -- day presumably in custody in one on the list which is why there's an active -- crime scene we do not know they are in any way tied to the marathon bombing on Monday.
We do know this it -- 48 PM.
Wide alert for faculty and students said active shooter we know -- AM IT officer was shot we know sadly that he has now died.
I heard on the police scanner that there was a robbery to gas station between where I am about five miles from MIT in where we are here Watertown along the way I gave -- Behind some police cars and saw the active scene at the gas station so there was a carjacking of some sort of robbery there I gave chase to.
-- least thirty or forty police cars going -- every direction.
Going down the road I'm on which is mount Auburn in -- this street here about three streets -- I heard outside two gunshots.
And I pulled my car over as were many of the officers in they went into full battle mode they drew guns and they went down a street looking side to side.
Door to door with it.
Very serious precaution.
We tried to -- what we could in keeping distance and staying out of the way objective investigation we came back after they found nothing over the few minutes there.
And they were regrouping we were trying to glean some information on what was going on whether this suspect was related to the crime -- MIT -- the gas station along the way.
We're not talking to us in all of the sudden the first suspect appeared from behind us up on -- -- about ten feet away from the intersection we -- -- And he gave no resistance he was down on his hands now the police were treated treating it with.
Siri -- precaution because earlier before I arrived there were at least one or two explosions in there -- multiple.
Gunshots heard according to the -- -- residents I talk.
To hear in this -- neighborhood where they were -- other sleep cannot see what's going on what you're seeing now is the bracket of a -- of a crime scene.
Because at least four blocks down there.
We know that they are looking for a suspect they know did they will use explosives they note that they will fire as we heard mark -- A police officer himself before whether this is a larger scene where there was -- ITC are just a robbery.
These guys are playing for keeps and they are not afraid to shoot -- if you are in this neighborhood and you're watching this at this hour stay in your home and do not come out because the police are worried about your safety -- you do don't wanna be caught.
In -- crossfire.
There was a report earlier from one of the residents there have been talking to throughout the night he said did he actually.
Witnessed one resident being caught in the crossfire walking down the streets -- gonna cigarette talk cellphone in the gun fires started it he just started running.
Very feared so we have an active crime scene again.
In no way do we beleaguered do we know that this is tied to the marathon running.
We think -- could be part of the MIT.
Shooting earlier only because many of the police from that scene eyewitness came in came in here which is why -- ended -- here tonight.
Do you ever just talking to judge -- -- a hard time about the fact that that.
They would probably be going door to door searching for the suspect is still large but have you seen any activity -- that -- I have the activity is.
Not as sporadic as it was when I first got on the scene when they did not know I.
I think -- the activity where we have been pushed back we are not going to see it it is farther in beyond where our cameras are but -- are going door to door.
One thing that's very important I should point out is that there is a multi.
Activity going on here I have seen personally the police commissioner and -- describes -- I've seen the FBI.
Come out of this crime scene armed themselves with -- -- go back into it.
So they are working door to door as we caught on our cameras earlier they're looking for anything and everything.
In -- pursuing.
There that earlier -- just the last explosion that I heard occurred.
Probably closer to an hour and a half or two hours ago -- we believe that may have been.
A intentional detonation because we saw the EO -- the explosives.
Division of the Boston Police -- go in here.
But we do know that there could be an active explosive in certainly an armed suspect at the -- at this hour.
In the neighborhood behind me here in -- Watertown.
On the perimeter of Cambridge and across the river from where the Boston Marathon bombing to place on Monday.
We see now.
I don't know if he gets his -- We're sort of the insurance where the law enforcement officers continue to come in go through the tape.
Here behind me it's it's not -- Quite as heavy of a presence is having as it was two hours ago.
But they are telling us that it is highly dangerous we're gonna stay outside of this perimeter while they -- -- crime -- The next breath of encrypting an excellent reporting tonight and stay safe.
And we'll come back to you and a little while for now --
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