2nd Marathon Bombings Suspect Taken Into Custody In Watertown - New York News

2nd Marathon Bombings Suspect Taken Into Custody In Watertown

Posted: Updated:
WATERTOWN, Mass. -

Authorities say the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been taken into custody after a standoff with police in Watertown, Mass.

Boston Police are now confirming that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested on Marshall Street.

The arrest came after the 19-year-old college student, hiding in a canvas-covered boat behind a home, was surrounded by police.

Police tweeted, "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody."

Residents applauded as the suspect was taken by ambulance and under police guard to Mt. Auburn Hospital. He was then transferred to Beth Israael Hospital, where he's reported to be in serious condition.

Friday night's developments followed officials lifting a lockdown on the area. Shortly thereafter, a resident called police to say blood was visible on a boat stored in the backyard, and he'd seen a man covered in blood inside the boat.

Police moved in, but there was an exchange of what sounded like rapid gunfire. Rescuers were seen running with children from the scene after 20 to 30 shots were heard.  Emergency and military vehicles were then seen speeding through town.

A SWAT team came but was moved back, and a robot was brought in to test for possible explosives near the suspect, who was either refusing to come out or was not communicative.

Before the arrest, sources told FOX 25 in Boston that Massachusetts State Police could, with the help of an infrared camera, see the suspect moving inside the boat.

Police were warning people to stay inside as the standoff played out.

More popping noises were heard around 7:50 p.m. FOX 25 reported that the noises could have been possible flash-bangs, which is a common tactic reportedly used to startle a suspect.

Then there was a negotiation. Police the suspect was ultimately pulled from the boat.

We're awaiting a news conference from officials with more details on the arrest.

Three people were killed and more than 170 hurt when two bombs exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

Earlier, Dzhokhar's older brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed in a shootout that also included explosions in Watertown.

An MIT police officer was killed in the overnight altercation, and a transit police officer was wounded.

After Friday night's arrest, Boston police were remembering the slain officer as well as the victims of Monday's bombing.

"In our time of rejoicing, let us not forget the families of Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu, Krystle Campbell and Officer Sean Collier," the department tweeted.

All of this came amid word that a federal law enforcement official says the FBI interviewed the older Boston Marathon bombing suspect at the request of a foreign government in 2011 and that nothing derogatory was found.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Record stores survive and thrive in Brooklyn

    Record stores survive and thrive in Brooklyn

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:59:51 GMT
    When you hear about a place that still sells records, located in a hip neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, you enter that store with certain expectations. One of them being: you hope the guy behind the counter talks about music the way Cory Fierman does."I think it's just like the most important thing to you," he says. "I don't know how to describe it. It's the most important thing to me. It's like another language."Cory manages Greenpoint's Academy Records Annex, where they want you ...
    When you hear about a place that still sells records, located in a hip neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, you enter that store with certain expectations. One of them being: you hope the guy behind the counter talks about music the way Cory Fierman does."I think it's just like the most important thing to you," he says. "I don't know how to describe it. It's the most important thing to me. It's like another language."Cory manages Greenpoint's Academy Records Annex, where they want you ...
  • Queens Beer Week kicks off

    Queens Beer Week kicks off

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:19:20 GMT
    Queens wants to be known as New York City's beer capital. Queens Beer Week kicked off on Friday to celebrate the borough's crafty breweries and the more than 60 venues that serve their beer. Dan Bronson of Crescent and Vine in Astoria is the bearded brains behind the inaugural Queens Beer Week. He organized it all. The nine-day celebration of beers brewed in Queens.
    Queens wants to be known as New York City's beer capital. Queens Beer Week kicked off on Friday to celebrate the borough's crafty breweries and the more than 60 venues that serve their beer. Dan Bronson of Crescent and Vine in Astoria is the bearded brains behind the inaugural Queens Beer Week. He organized it all. The nine-day celebration of beers brewed in Queens.
  • Woman wanted for baby snatch attempt in custody

    Woman wanted for baby snatch attempt in custody

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:57:17 GMT
    Police have taken into custody the woman believed to have tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Tara Anne McDonald, 46, was being evaluated at a hospital Friday night. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said.
    Police have taken into custody the woman believed to have tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Tara Anne McDonald, 46, was being evaluated at a hospital Friday night. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices