After an expansive manhunt and lockdown of Watertown, Mass., authorities took a 19-year-old into custody on Friday night in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings.
According to police and multiple cable news, broadcast network and media reports, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured around 8:40 p.m. (ET) in a boat in a backyard in Watertown. Early Friday morning, he had escaped a shootout with police in the Boston suburb that left his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev -- the other suspect in the bombings -- dead.
During a night of violence with Thursday turning into Friday, the ethnic Chechen brothers who had lived in the Dagestan region in southern Russia before moving to the U.S. a decade ago, allegedly killed a police officer, severely wounded another and threw explosives at police in a car chase and subsequent gun battle.
Boston suspended all mass transit and told 1 million people in the city and some of its environs to stay indoors as the manhunt – door to door in Watertown – continued during much of Friday. Cable news services and the broadcast networks, for the most part, stayed with the story throughout the day.
The suspect, who was covered in blood, apparently from a pair of wounds, was transported to a hospital in serious condition, according to reports. Watching on television, viewers could see and hear the crowd gathered near the scene applauding the police and other authorities' efforts when Tsarnaev was apprehended.
The bombings on Monday, April 19 killed three people and wounded more than 180.