Manhunt for bombing suspect, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, ends
BOSTON (CNN) – Where is suspected terror bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev?
That was the question Friday facing thousands of law enforcement officers involved in the massive manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, a search that virtually shut down the Massachusetts capital.
Authorities say Tsarnaev escaped an overnight shoout with police that left his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev — the other man wanted in the bombings — dead.
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News conference expected in about 5 or 10 minutes with the latest on Boston bombings suspect's capture.
— CBS 6 WTVR Richmond (@CBS6) April 20, 2013
Boston police tweeted Friday night, “CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.”
Law enforcement officials erupted in cheers in Watertown, Masssachusetts, on Friday night — moments before Boston police tweeted that the lone remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was in custody.
(CNN) — The suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody, Boston police tweeted.
FBI agents interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev — the 26-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed following a gunfight with authorities overnight — in 2011 at the request of foreign government, an FBI official said Friday. The other government — who the official would not name — suspected that Tsarnaev may have ties to extremist groups. The FBI investigated, including interviewing Tsarnaev, but the matter was closed after no derogatory information was found, according to the official.
A person believed to be Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the suspect in this week’s Boston Marathon bombings, is cornered on a boat in a yard in Watertown, Massachusetts, law enforcement officials said.
There was a large police presence and a helicopter flying overhead Friday night in a part of Watertown, Massachusetts, where people told CNN’s Jason Carroll that they’d heard about 20 gunshots fired.
Authorities have engaged the possible remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Massachusetts, a senior federal law enforcement official said.
The Boston Police Department tweeted that there are “police operations” on Franklin Street in Watertown, Massachusetts. CNN crew at the scene heard gunshots and saw several law enforcement vehicles race toward the scene.
Boston mayor says man believed to be suspect surrounded on boat. (It's covered for the winter in the backyard of a house.)
— CBS 6 WTVR Richmond (@CBS6) April 19, 2013
Sanjaya Lamichhane, a high school friend of a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, said ‘there isn’t any indication he would do something like this.’ He also said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a ‘nice kid, always smiling.’data-config-height="9/16w"
The order for people to stay indoors in the Boston area — something authorities asked for as they searched for a suspect in this week’s Boston Marathon bombings — was lifted Friday evening, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said around 6 p.m. The area’s public transit system, known as the T, has reopened after being shut down most of the day, he added.
Massachusetts State Police spokesman Col. Timothy Alben said Friday that authorities believe the remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings — identified as 19-year-old Dzhokar Tsarnaev — is likely still in Massachusetts. “He’s a very violent and dangerous person,” Alben said.
“Some 200 rounds” of gunfire were exchanged during the overnight firefight in Watertown, Massachusetts, involving police and suspects in this week’s deadly Boston Marathon bombings, Gov. Deval Patrick said Friday evening.
Massachusetts state troopers will remain in Watertown, Massachusetts — where the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings engaged in a gunfight with police — for at least the next three days, providing additional patrols to help the Watertown police, said Massachusetts State Police spokesman Col. Timothy Alben.