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Authorities ID name of wounded transit officer


WATERTOWN (WKOW) – The transit police officer severely wounded in a shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has been identified by authorities.

MBTA Police Chief Paul MacMillan says the wounded officer is 33-year-old Richard Donohue.  MacMillan says Donohue is a three-year veteran of the department.

Governor Deval Patrick says Donohue is in surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge after being critically injured in an early morning shootout Friday with the two suspects in the marathon bombings.

Authorities say one of the suspects was killed and the other is at large.

Earlier in the night in Cambridge, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was killed while responding to a report of a disturbance involving the two suspects.  Authorities say the officer died of multiple gunshot wounds.

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