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Fri April 19, 2013

Got Him - Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect in Custody

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
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WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Boston Police say a 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead.  


Police announced via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (JOH'-kahr tsahr-NY'-ev) was in custody. His brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed Friday in a furious attempt to escape police.


The brothers are suspects in Monday's marathon bombings, which killed three people and wounded more than 180 others. The men are also suspected of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer in his vehicle late Thursday.


Authorities in Boston had suspended all mass transit and warned close to 1 million people in the entire city and some of its suburbs to stay indoors as the hunt for the remaining suspect went on.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Police say three people have been taken into custody for questioning at a housing complex where the younger marathon bombing suspect may have lived.


New Bedford Police Lt. Robert Richard says a private complex of off-campus housing at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth was searched by federal authorities Friday evening.


Richard says the FBI took two males and one female into custody for questioning.


He says 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (JOH'-kahr tsahr-NY'-ev) may have resided at or was affiliated with the housing complex. He is registered at the school.


Authorities say Tsarnaev was apprehended after a manhunt Friday that paralyzed the Boston area.



 


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