Police arrested the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. He had been hiding in a boat in the backyard of a house in the Watertown district of Boston.
Police took a 19-year-old man into custody on Friday night. He is suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings with his older brother. The arrest came after a day-long manhunt using helicopters and heavily armed officers in a Boston suburb.
Police were alerted shortly after a press conference with the state governor and police chief had been held in Boston in the early evening, after a day when residents had been asked to stay at home behind closed doors. Thousands of police were involved in searching for a 19-year-old college student previously identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
On Friday evening, a woman telephoned police to say she had seen someone in a boat stored under a cover in her garden.
Security forces surrounded a house in the Boston suburb where the 19-year-old man was hiding on Friday. Gunshots were heard. Shortly afterwards he was taken into custody.
Police announced via social media site Twitter that the suspect was in custody. They later wrote, “CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.”
The man was taken to hospital under armed guard.