Connecticut state police on high alert amid Mass. manhunt

State police across Connecticut, particularly those patrolling interstate highways, are on heightened alert this evening as a massive manhunt continues in Massachusetts for the suspect

Connecticut state police are on high alert amid

Connecticut state police are on high alert amid a massive manhunt in Connecticut. (Credit: News 12 Connecticut)

FAIRFIELD - State police across Connecticut, particularly those patrolling interstate highways, were on heightened alert this evening during a massive manhunt in Massachusetts for the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

State police issued two separate alerts for vehicles earlier today, urging people to be on the watch for vehicles with Massachusetts license plates. Those alerts were later canceled, and it remains unclear if the vehicles had any connection to the case.

Law enforcement officials announced this evening that they believe the supsect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, escaped a firefight with police on foot. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has since been found, and is in police custody.

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