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Conn. Trains Searched For Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 (FBI)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 (FBI)

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NORWALK, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Authorities in Connecticut said they searched trains in Norwalk and Darien for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects but didn’t find anything.

An intense manhunt is under way for 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who police consider to be “armed and dangerous.”

Norwalk officials said Boston police asked them to search an Amtrak train that left South Station in Boston at about 5 a.m. Friday. The Acela Express train was the only Amtrak train to leave Boston on Friday morning before Amtrak suspended service between Boston and Providence at the request of Massachusetts officials, police said.

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Police from Norwalk, Stamford and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority boarded the southbound train in East Norwalk with at least one bomb-sniffing dog shortly before 8:30 a.m. and didn’t find anything.

An MTA spokesman said police also searched a Metro-North train in Darien and didn’t find anything. The southbound train originated in Danbury.

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