Boston cheers police success in capturing bombing suspect

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. Neighbors gathered near the scene of the capture in Watertown, Massachusetts applauded as police exited the immediate area which was the focus of the manhunt.

There was an exchange of gunfire appears to have started the evening capture just before sunset. NBC reports Tsarnaev was hiding under a tarp in a boat behind a home in the area.

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.

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