The man that police believe is responsible for placing the bombs that struck the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing 3 and injuring more than 170, is in custody after a standoff lasting nearly two hours in Watertown.
Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, was taken into custody shortly before 8:45 p.m.
“They got him. He’s in custody,” a state trooper told the media gathered in the neighborhood. A crowd of onlookers broke into applause.
Tsarnaev had been pinned down in a boat in the backyard of a home in Watertown, just outside the city. He was rushed to a local hospital.
Authorities say Tsarnaev is one of two suspects in the terror bombs that exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line Monday afternoon, killing three people and injuring more than 170.
The other suspect, Tsarnaev’s brother, was killed early Friday morning in a gun battle with police. An MIT police officer was also killed Thursday night and an MBTA Transit Police officer was seriously injured in a spasm of violence that shocked a region already reeling from the bomb attacks.