Criminal Justice

Boston Marathon bombing suspect in custody


After a massive manhunt and unprecedented citywide lockdown, Boston police say they have captured a 19-year-old college student wanted in connection with Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line.

The Associated Press reports that police confirmed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in custody. Tsarnaev’s brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed Friday after a dramatic attempt to escape police.

Both men are suspected of planting bombs Monday which killed three people and wounded more than 180 others. Police also suspect the men in the killing of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer late Thursday.

The arrest was made after a two-hour standoff in Watertown.

The Boston Globe is covering events as they develop at BostonGlobe.com and Boston.com.

Tweet from Boston Police:

Previous:
Former foreclosure titan David Stern faces bar complaint

Next:
4 GOP lawmakers push for Boston bombing suspect to be declared an enemy combatant


Leave a comment
Your screen name.
Your email address.