Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Willow Park House Surrounded In Dzhokar Tsarnev Manhunt

As the hunt for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev continues in the Boston metro area, police have reportedly surrounded a house in Willow Park in Watertown.

Mainstream media sources are covering the hunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the wake of last night’s MIT shooutout, but Twitter users are reporting police scanner chatter as what appears to be a standoff unfolds.

Some reports indicate a “rocket” of some description was discovered in the basement, and reports of controlled detonations have been rife on Twitter.

Other reports indicate that a suspect in a hoodie is being pursued by police units, with several users reporting:

“Units chasing person wearing black hoodie, behind 17 Willow Park, units setting up a tight perimeter.”

As the situation is ongoing, several lockdown warnings have also been spanning Twitter, with many tweeting:

“People in Watertown, Cambridge, Waltham, Newton, Belmont ALL of #Boston should ‘stay indoors with your doors locked.’ ”

Popular Twitter account @YourAnonNews has retweeted police scanner reports of online chatter for a supposed Twitter account for the surviving Tsarnaev — however, the account was created in the last hour and is likely not that of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev:

Though the account is almost certainly fake, the police scanner mention has caused a flurry of interest in the Twitter feed @Dzhokhar_A:

MSNBC is reporting on TV that the surviving brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnev, was a second year medical student and that his father has been located in Russia.

Networks are reportedly being asked to cease updating on the locations of the fray in Watertown, but the use of police scanners has complicated the issue as the information is being disseminated via social media:

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