Second Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Is In Custody

Boston Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev In Custody, Alive
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
FBI

04/19/2013 AT 08:50 PM EDT

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings who's been at large, was brought into custody Friday night.

The Boston Police Department confirmed that the suspect was apprehended at 8:45 p.m. ET after a harrowing manhunt that shut down the city of Boston and the surrounding areas.

Shortly before his capture, Tsarnaev exchanged gunfire with authorities in Watertown, Mass., and took shelter in a boat stored in a resident's yard.

Boston Police said in a press conference at 9:45 p.m. ET that Tsarnaev was in serious condition at a local hospital. He is the only known surviving suspect in the bombings.

Dzhokhar's brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed in a shootout with police early Friday morning.

A later Friday night Tweet from the Boston P.D. proclaimed: "Captured!!! The hunt is over."



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