Boston Bombings: How the Manhunt Unfolded on Twitter in Real Time

Citizens and media share real-time updates on the search for the suspected Boston Marathon bomber

Twitter has been flooded with information about the manhunt for the suspected Boston marathon bombers the past 24 hours. Updates have poured in from news anchors, journalists, civilians and outsiders ever since the chase heated up Thursday night in Cambridge and Watertown, Mass., leaving one of the suspects dead. In some cases these first-hand accounts have outpaced reporting on network and cable news.

Here is a compilation of those tweets: