The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.
Jon Peck, one of our colleagues at WBUR, lives in the Watertown, Mass. neighborhood where the shootout with the two suspects took place early this morning.
That neighborhood remains under a lock down, and Jon joins us from his home.
He describes what he’s seen and heard.
Video: Police Search Watertown, Mass.
In this video sent to WBUR from a listener this morning, police move down a Watertown, Mass. street during the manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Taken from top of hill at Shattuck Road in Watertown overlooking intersection of Mount Auburn Street & School Street.
Video: Overnight Shootout in Watertown
This video appears to have been taken by a Watertown resident of the shootout overnight.