Southampton Town Police have joined the list of law enforcement agencies across the Northeast asked to be on the lookout for a green 1999 Honda, with Massachusetts plates, wanted in relation to the ongoing manhunt following Monday’s deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon and Thursday night’s deadly shooting on the outskirts of the city.
The “Be On Lookout” order, or BOLO, was issued by Town Police at 2:27 p.m. Friday, according to Police Sergeant William Kiernan. It is unclear at this time if the bombing suspect who is still at large—identified by federal authorities as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Massachusetts—is driving the vehicle. His brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, believed to be 26, was killed Friday morning in a shootout with police near their home in Cambridge.
Authorities are continuing their search for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, which has prompted the closing of most of Boston today and the temporary suspension of all public transportation in and around the city. Monday’s twin bombings killed three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injured more than 170 people.
There is no indication that the suspect has made it to the East End. The BOLO was issued a few hours after Southold Town Police detained a passenger on a Cross Sound Ferry boat who traveled from Connecticut to Orient on Friday morning and “fit the description” of the suspect in the bombings. Police have since stated that the passenger is not the suspect.
Sgt. Kiernan said he did not know which law enforcement agency had issued the alert, explaining that it comes through an automated computer system. He did note that the perimeter of the manhunt keeps widening and now includes parts of Long Island.