Police: Boston bombing suspect apprehended, alive

***8:50pm***

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) – Boston Police say a 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead.

Police announced via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in custody. His brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed Friday in a furious attempt to escape police.

The brothers are suspects in Monday’s marathon bombings, which killed three people and wounded more than 180 others. The men are also suspected of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer in his vehicle late Thursday.

Authorities in Boston had suspended all mass transit and warned close to 1 million people in the entire city and some of its suburbs to stay indoors as the hunt for the remaining suspect went on.

 

***8:43pm***

WATERTOWN, Mass — Reports say an ambulance is on the scene of a Watertown home, where police have surrounded who they believe is Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  The man was reportedly hiding in a boat, but police say has been apprehended and is alive.

***8:22pm***

WATERTOWN, Mass — Police are surrounding a boat behind a home in Watertown, where they suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is hiding.  Rounds of shots have been fired.  Police reportedly trying to get him to surrender.

***7:30pm***

WATERTOWN, Mass — Police responded Friday evening after shots were fired in the town were a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was last seen. A man hiding in a boat behind a house has been surrounded and authorities are approaching the situation cautiously.  Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass., the at-large suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, is the man in the boat, although that is yet to be confirmed by law enforcement. (CBS)

***7:15pm***

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) – The sound of gunfire has been reported in Watertown, Mass., where authorities have been searching for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Television footage is showing emergency and military vehicles speeding through town Friday evening.  It wasn’t immediately clear whether authorities had found 19-year-old college student Dzhokar Tsarnaev. Authorities are telling residents of the area to stay indoors.

 

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