Friday, April 19, 2013


April 19, 2013 - 8:45 PM ET - BREAKING - Bystanders broke into cheering and applause as police took Suspect 2 into custody in Watertown, MA. News sources are now saying that the Boston Police Dept. have 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in custody. 

The house and the boat where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
was hiding - and captured. Photo: NY Daily News
The bombing suspect had been hiding under a canvas on a boat behind a house (see photo).  Police followed a trail of blood to the yard of the house, alerted the homeowner, and evacuated a row of homes on the block. After shots being fired, police now have "Suspect 2" in their custody.

USA Today reports now:
"Police cornered and captured Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Friday night. The Boston Police Department tweeted they had arrested the 19-year-old at about 8:45 p.m."  USA Today also reports, "Police may have been tipped off by a resident who saw blood on the boat, climbed up a ladder to open the tarp cover, and saw a man. Hundreds of police on the scene surrounded the area, but were approaching the boat with caution because Tsarnaev is believed to be wearing or holding explosive devices." More at USA Today...

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was discovered "in the bottom of a rare, 1980s pleasure boat in the backyard of a Watertown, Mass., home just after 6 p.m. by the shocked owner David Henneberry," reports the New York Daily News.  At 8:56 PM ET, police walked through the street to loud cheers and applause from residents.

Tsarnaev was transported away from the scene by ambulance to Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge with a heavy police escort, reports PolicyMic. He was taken to "Police are now combing through the crime scene for evidence, and celebrating. The police are still on scene checking for more bombs." Tsarnaev's condition is not known at this time.

Also see: Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in custody alive The Guardian UK