Boston manhunt spreads to Connecticut
A Metro-North train conductor alerted Darien Police to a suspicious person on the north bound train from the Noroton Heights Station on Friday morning, according to Sgt. Jeremiah Marron of the Darien Police Department.
All of Boston is currently in lock-down as police search for a second suspect in the Monday Boston Marathon explosions that killed three people and injured 176.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev escaped Thursday night, and the second suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev brother of the first, was killed in a shootout with police in Massachusetts Thursday night.
Earlier this morning morning, State Police in Connecticut were also scanning highways for the gray Honda CRV the suspect was believed to be driving. But the vehicle was later recovered in Boston, according to an update from State Police.
Marron told The Darien Times — the Herald’s sister paper — the police department met the train at the Darien Police Station along with the MTA’s emergency services and bomb sniffing dogs.
The police located the alleged suspicious person and the person “checked out.” The train was swept by the dogs and the police and was released to continue on about five minutes ago, Marron said.
There was additional police activity at the South Norwalk train station Friday morning but the two incidents were unrelated. Reports say police searching trains and highways related to the manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombing .
Connecticut State Police earlier this morning issued an alert and description for a car the suspect may be driving, but the vehicle was later recovered in Boston.
Shelton Police said that while nothing officially is in effect in Shelton, that whenever a fellow officer is shot and killed, you are personally on higher alert.