Saturday, 20 April 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev captured: Boston Marathon attack suspect in custody

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev captured: Boston Marathon attack suspect in custody, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon attacks, was captured Friday evening after an extensive manhunt throughout the Boston, Mass. area. CNN carried the coverage live and after hours of searching, Tsarnaev was cornered in a boat in a Watertown backyard and captured alive.

Overnight Thursday into Friday, the situation developed rapidly after the FBI publicly shared photos of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother Dzhokhar, 19. The FBI wanted the public's help in identifying the two suspects, and reportedly tips began flooding in to authorities. Tamerlan was killed overnight, and Dzhokhar was on the run.

The greater Boston area was put on lockdown, as schools and businesses closed and authorities asked everyone to remain securely at home. As early evening hit, authorities loosened the lockdown on the city. Shortly after that, they determined that Tsarnaev was hiding in a boat in the backyard of a home. After a tense time and a barrage of bullets, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was taken into custody.

Few believed that the Boston Marathon bombing suspect would be taken alive, and many are lauding the Boston authorities and FBI for how they have handled the massive manhunt and eventual capture. More details are emerging regarding the background of both brothers, and people hope to learn what drove them to engineer such the heinous Boston Marathon attacks.

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