posted on April 20, 2013 07:32
After a nearly 24-hour manhunt for the nineteen-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombing, police finally captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Police Arrest Tsarnaev was found in a boat in the yard of a home on Franklin Street in Watertown, close to where he and his older brother, Tamerlan, engaged in a shootout with police late Thursday night.
He was discovered when the homeowner saw blood on the outside of his boat and lifted the tarp only to find a person. Police then used a heat-detecting device on a helicopter to find that he was still inside before exchanging gunfire for nearly an hour before apprehending him.
Tsarnaev was taken from the scene in an ambulance to a hospital where he is said to be in serious condition after an apparent gunshot wound.
Boston residents, were finally able to leave their homes at 8:45 PM, broke into cheers when Tsarnaev was taken into custody.
The Boston Police Department announced the capturing of their suspect via Twitter:
"The hunt is over. The search is done. The Terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in Custody.”
President Obama also addressed the country briefly from the White House late Friday night.
“Whatever they thought they could ultimately achieve, they failed.”
Obama also said Americans “refuse to be terrorized.”