Boston manhunt concludes with capture of marathon bombing suspect

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Police killed one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing during a shootout and were engaged in a house-to-house search for a second suspect on Friday in the Boston metropolitan area. Much of Boston was under a virtual lockdown as police searched the region. The manhunt for 19-year-old bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ended with his capture on a boat parked on a residential property on Franklin Street in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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Boston Marathon bombing suspect caught after manhunt
Stephanie Simon and Aaron Pressman, Reuters
6:38 a.m. EDT, April 20, 2013

WATERTOWN, Massachusetts (Reuters) – A 19-year-old suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings with his older brother was captured by police after a day-long manhunt on Friday that closed down the city and turned a working-class suburb into a virtual military zone.

The capture sent waves of relief and jubilation through Boston and the suburb of Watertown, where armored vehicles roamed the streets and helicopters flew overhead through the day. Residents and police officers cheered and clapped when the suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was taken alive after a gunfight.

Bleeding and in serious condition, he was admitted to a Boston hospital, a Massachusetts State Police spokesman said.

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