Friday Night: Bombing Suspect Caught
If you're reading this Friday night and have been away from the tv, radio or internet for a while, here's the latest in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation:
"We have a suspect in custody," declared Col. Timothy Alben of the Massachusetts State Police at a press conference Friday night.
"We're exhausted folks, but we have a victory here tonight."
- The surviving suspect in the bombing was caught between 8:30 and 9 pm, hiding in a boat in someone's back yard in a suburb of Boston.
- The suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was in serious condition suffering from wounds to one of his legs and his neck, CBS News reported.
- Several shots were fired in the area where Tsarnaev was found, though it's not clear whether his injuries were the result of Friday evening's shots or the gun battle Tsarneav and his brother waged with police late Thursday night.
- Tsarneav was caught when the owner of the boat - who had stayed indoors all day along with most of the rest of Boston at the request of police - decided to walk out into his yard shortly after the curfew was lifted. He saw blood, lifted the tarp covering the boat, saw Tsarneav and retreated, calling police.
- Boston police sent word of the capture by Twitter. "CAPTURED!!!" read one of the tweets.
- Tsarneav's older brother, Tamerlan, was killed in Thursday night's shootout.
Monday's bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three people and wounded more than 180 others.
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