“We got him.”
After a long, exhaustive, terrifying day that featured one of the greatest manhunts in modern American history — and certainly in Boston history — the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarneav has been reportedly been taken into custody.
The aforementioned quote was a tweet from Boston mayor Tom Menino to confirm that a horrifying ordeal for the residents of Eastern Massachusetts has finally and mercifully concluded.
Police officials report that Tsarneav is alive but injured, reportedly from the first gunfire nearly a day ago that took the life of the suspect’s older brother, 26-year-old Tamerlin Tsarneav.
This comes after a tip from a witness who saw the 19-year-old UMASS-Dartmouth student hiding in a boat, bloodied and battered, behind a house on Franklin Street in Watertown, Mass.
Seemingly just after the Massachusetts State Police and Gov. Deval Patrick released the complete police lockdown in Watertown, Mass. and the rest of the greater Boston area, an endless cavalcade of police vehicles stormed to a house on Franklin Street in Watertown with sirens blaring, emergency lights flashing and automatic rifles drawn after hearing automatic gunfire.
An ambulance was led up to the home and then the Boston Police Department tweeted that the suspect is in custody and a chorus of cheers that went up after the capture went up on the police radio.
Stay tuned for further developments.