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Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev captured in Watertown

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. (AP Photo/The Lowell Sun & Robin Young) Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. (AP Photo/The Lowell Sun & Robin Young)
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Less than 20 hours after one suspect in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings was killed, the FBI and police captured his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in Watertown, Mass., officials confirmed.

This is what happened, according to authorities: police and federal agents responded to a property on Franklin Street in Watertown Friday evening because a man who had emerged from his home after authorities lifted the "stay indoors" request saw blood on a boat in the yard. The man inspected the boat, lifted the tarp, and saw a bloodied person inside. The man quickly retreated and called police, authorities said.

Throngs of heavily armed law enforcement officers surrounded the boat in the backyard and exchanged gunfire with Tsarnaev, according to Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.

A standoff ensued for more than an hour as cops and agents worked to get him to surrender. In the end, the FBI Hostage Rescue Team stormed the boat and arrested him.

Tsarnaev was wounded, police said. It is not clear if he was wounded in the final shootout. He was loaded into an ambulance and taken away, according to Fox 25/WTXF.

Authorities declined to read Tsarnaev his Miranda rights under the public safety exception, acccording to several reports.

Watertown is the community where authorities confronted Tsarnaev, 19, and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, in the overnight hours, killing Tamerlan.

"CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody," the Boston Police Department Tweeted at 8:58 p.m.

"The apprehension of the suspect tonight is a significant development in the ongoing FBI-led investigation of the Boston bombings," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a statement. "I commend the federal, state and local law enforcement and first responders who have been and continue to work tirelessly to get to the bottom of the senseless attacks in Boston, and defend and protect the American public."

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, are from the Russia region near Chechnya and lived in the United States for about a decade, reports the AP.

The FBI believes they planted two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. The blasts killed three people and wounded 180 more.

Residents of Watertown and several neighboring towns including Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge and the Allston-Brighton were told by police to stay inside and businesses were told to remain closed after a night of chaos north of the Charles River.

The mayhem began late Thursday night when a police officer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Patrol Officer Sean Collier, was shot multiple times and killed responding to a disturbance. 

Authorities believe the Tsarnaev brothers committed the shooting and then carjacked a man in a Mercedes-Benz. They kept the driver with them in the car for half an hour before releasing him unhurt at a gas station in Cambridge.

The police search for the vehicle led cops on a chase that ended in Watertown, where authorities said the suspects threw explosive devices from the car and exchanged gunfire with police. A transit police officer was seriously injured during the chase, authorities said.

In Watertown, witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots and explosions at about 1 a.m. Friday. Dozens of police officers and FBI agents were in the neighborhood and a helicopter circled overhead.

That firefight ended when Tamerlan Tsarnaev was mortally wounded and Dzhokhar managed to flee. Tamerlan was taken to a hospital where treated for a possible blast injury and multiple gunshot wounds, according to reports. He died there.

Their father, Anzor Tsarnaev, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from the Russian city of Makhachkala that his younger son, Dzhokhar, is "a true angel."

He said his son was studying medicine. "He is such an intelligent boy. We expected him to come on holidays here," the father said.

Friday morning, a man in Maryland who claims to the boy's uncle and spoke to the media on Friday,  pleaded with Tsarnaev to turn himself in.

"You have shamed the Chechnyan ethnicity. As for forgiveness from the victims, the injured and those that left," said Ruslan Tsarni to reporters outside his home in Montgomery Village, Md.

The bombing suspects' mother was arrested in June 2012 for shoplifting $1,600 worth of clothing from Lord & Taylor, report FOX 25 News.

Police in Boston released photos Thursday showing the men believed to be the suspects in the marathon bombings.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot approximately five hours after the photos were released.

At the request of a foreign government, The FBI interviewed theTamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 but did not find anything derogatory, the AP reported, citing a a federal law enforcement official.

On Friday, Gov. Deval Patrick said the "stay indoors" request was lifted at about 6 p.m., but he asked civilians to remain vigilant.

All public transit in Boston was shut down for many hours. The governor said the MBTA system was reopened Friday 6 p.m. People near mass transit locations were told to leave the area, according to Boston police.

Amtrak suspended service between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, and between New York and Boston. Service resumed Friday night.

MIT, Harvard, Boston College, Boston University, Emerson College and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth canceled classes for the day.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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