Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Apprehended, Hospitalized in Serious Condition [UPDATE]

Suspect down

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings that prompted a massive manhunt and lockdown, has been taken into custody alive, WHDH reports and the Boston Police Department confirms.

Tsarnaev was taken to a local hospital. He is in serious condition, according to Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.

Authorities cornered the 19-year-old on a boat in the backyard of a Watertown home less than an hour after telling residents it was safe to leave their homes.

Tactical teams then moved in, using thermal imaging and flash grenades, and gunfire was exchanged. Bystanders reported Tsarnaev was covered in blood.

Bomber boat

The suspects’ father, who has maintained his sons’ innocence, is on his way to the United States and is pleading with Dzhokhar to be forthcoming with information.

While all this was happening, three people were taken into custody in New Bedford as part of the investigation.

[via @hossenator]

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