Suspect #2 in Boston Bombings is alive and in custody
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 00:49:25 GMT —
There are cheers among law enforcement in Watertown, MA as reports indicate the second suspect in Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after he was discovered holed up in a boat in a backyard. A lengthy standoff came to an end just after 8:30 Friday night a few hours after police announced that they were scaling back the hunt because they had come up empty-handed following an all-day search.
Police announced via Twitter that Dzhokhar 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.