COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities are asking the public to be vigilant in looking out for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings who remains at large and is the subject of a massive manhunt.
They emphasize there is no evidence the man is in or headed to Ohio.
Lt. Anne Ralston, a spokeswoman for the State Highway Patrol and Ohio Homeland Security, said a statewide alert was issued Friday warning law enforcement officers they may be in danger.
The bulletin included identifying information and images of 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaeva (JOH’-khahr tsahr-NEYE’-ehv). He’s a college student and is from the Russian region near Chechnya (CHECH’-nyah).
Ralston said Ohioans with information about the suspect can call 911 for police, (hash)677 for the patrol, or 1-877-647-4683 for Homeland Security.