The doctors said he had suffered heat injuries and shrapnel were embedded in his body indicating that he had been a victim of the blast. The identity of the victim was not confirmed, however. The doctors also did not confirm whether the police could speak with the suspect before he breathed his last.
Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) authorities clarified that the suspicious package which was found in the MIT campus area did not pose any threat. The police had checked the package, MIT sources said.
Boston authorities declared that four areas in and around Watertown along with the public transport will remain completely shut till the second suspect in the Boston blasts and Watertown shootout was traced.
The classes at MIT were also suspended in the wake of the police officer's killing and the subsequent chaos.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>MIT classes have been canceled today after a campus police officer was killed. <a href="http://t.co/fAc3Y2lg1z" title="http://b.globe.com/17K9a7D">b.globe.com/17K9a7D</a></p>— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) <a href="https://twitter.com/BostonGlobe/status/325179871095554048">April 19, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>