Saturday, 20 April 2013

Five days of terror in Boston ends after second suspect captured alive

Five days of terror in Boston ends after second suspect captured alive, It was a dramatic ending after five days of terror when CNN reported Friday night that Boston police, FBI and other law enforcement agencies closed in on the second suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, who was hiding in a covered boat, was captured alive and taken into police custody.

The people of Watertown where the pursuit of Dzhokar took place over the last 24 hours were seen flooding the streets and cheering with an impromptu parade chanting “USA! USA!”

According to CNN it was the owner of the boat David Henneberry who saw blood on his boat, lifted the cover and saw Dzhokar inside. After he called police all law enforcement agencies were seen speeding to the house where police used flash-bang grenades and gas to capture him.

Boston Mayor Tom Menino used the Boston Police Department’s Twitter account to announce their jubilation.

"We got him," "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won."

Then it was just before 9 p.m. EST when Dzhokar was taken by ambulance to Boston Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital where he is listed in serious condition due to severe injuries.

“We are so grateful to be here right now, so grateful to able to bring justice and closure to this case,” Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy Alben said during an evening press conference. “We’re exhausted, folks, but we have a victory here.”

Dzhokar’s brother Tamertan, 26, died Thursday night after the two brothers held up a convenience store just before 11 p.m. The two men also shot and killed Boston Police Officer Collier in the head as he sat in his car that same evening.

The two Chechnyan brothers allegedly planted pressure cooker bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday at 3 p.m. EST that killed three, maimed 11 who lost limbs and injured 173.

They reportedly immigrated from southern Russia about a decade ago with their family and were in the U.S. legally and believed to be living in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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