Boston Marathon bombing suspect in custody
Posted Apr 20, 2013 01:00 am CDT
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.
Tweet from Boston Police:
CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013