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2nd Boston blast suspect captured

Boston, April 20
A 19-year-old ethnic Chechen suspected of carrying out the deadly Boston Marathon bombings with his older brother was captured today after an intense 24-hour manhunt that locked down the city, ending a five-day nightmare.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspected to be behind the twin blasts at the Boston Marathon on Monday was arrested after an exchange of gunfire with the police in which his 26-year-old accomplice brother was killed.

He was captured from a boat, where he was hiding, authorities announced.

Dzhokhar, who was bleeding, was taken to a hospital and was in serious condition, the police said. “Captured!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won.

Suspect in custody,” Boston police department said on Twitter after Dzhokar was arrested. The arrest was later celebrated by hundreds of people, who descended on to the streets of Boston chanting, “USA! USA!” His capture ended an unprecedented day-long siege of Greater Boston, after a frantic night of violence that left one Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) police officer dead, an MBTA Transit Police officer wounded, and an embattled public -- rattled by the touch of terrorism -- locked inside homes.

The arrest also ended a five-day drama after twin bombs, inside pressure cookers, went off in quick succession amidst thousands of people near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three persons and injuring more than 180 others.

Tsarnaev's elder brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the second suspect in the attack, was pronounced dead yesterday after suffering shrapnel and bullet wounds in a gunfight with police. — PTI

24-hour manhunt

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old ethnic Chechen, was captured after 24-hour manhunt.

He was arrested after an exchange of fire with police in which his 26-year-old accomplice brother was earlier killed.





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