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Norwalk Police, SWAT Team Search Train For Bombing Suspect

Norwalk police officers from the SWAT team searched an Amtrak train at the East Norwalk Railroad Station Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He was not found.
Norwalk police officers from the SWAT team searched an Amtrak train at the East Norwalk Railroad Station Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He was not found. Photo Credit: Alfred Branch
Norwalk police at the East Norwalk Railroad Station Friday during the search for Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Norwalk police at the East Norwalk Railroad Station Friday during the search for Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Photo Credit: Alfred Branch

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk, State and Metro-North police, in addition to a team of Special Weapons and Tactics officers and the Stamford Police Bomb Squad, converged on the East Norwalk Railroad Station Friday morning, halting train service to search for the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect who has so far eluded capture.

Details of the search were not immediately available, but the suspect, identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was not on the train.

According to Norwalk Police Lt. Praveen John, Boston police contacted Norwalk requesting that they search the Amtrak train that left the city Friday morning. All public transportation has been shut down in the Boston area while the search for Tsarnaev continued.

Passengers on the Amtrak train were evacuated and could be seen milling around the station Friday morning awaiting word that they would be allowed back on the train.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, Dzhokhar’s brother and the other suspect in Monday’s bombing, was killed early Friday during a shoot out with police in Watertown, Mass. outside of Boston.