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Friday, April 19, 2013

The Hunt is Over. "We got Him"

WATERTOWN, Mass. - The second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is alive and in custody, police said.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been the subject of a massive manhunt since early Friday morning, when the 19-year-old and his 26-year-old brother were in a violent shootout with police. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed. Dzhokhar escaped until police found him Friday evening.

A woman who lives at a residence on Franklin Street in this Boston suburb called police after she noticed blood on the boat in her back yard and a shed door open, said a law enforcement source.

When the first Massachusetts state troopers arrived, they heard movement inside the boat and called for backup.

A swarm of police soon joined the scene, and gunfire was exchanged with the suspect, the source said.

A police helicopter with heat-imaging equipment saw that he was inside the boat and still moving but badly injured.

Tsarnaev, one of a pair of ethnic Chechen brothers who came to the United States a decade ago, had been in flight since a shootout with police in the early hours of Friday. His brother, Tamerlan, 26, was killed in the confrontation.  (Continues)

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