WASHINGTON, April 19, 2013 — The ultimate drama of the last five days has played out in Watertown, just outside Boston. Authorities believe that they have Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev surrounded.
Media reports are that they have visual identification, and the are hoping for a favorable resolution and that police are trying to engage with the young man.
Tsarnaev is believed to be cornered inside a boat, in dry storage, next to home whose residents have been evacuated. He is surrounded by police where they suspect he cowers beneath a tarp covering the boat.
Tsarnaev is believed to have been injured, as the resident saw blood leading to the boat. How he sustained those injuries or the nature of them is unknown. As police began approaching the boat, a neighbor described a sound like “a roll of firecrackers shooting off”. Reports are that police are using flash bombs to try to shake Tsarnaev loose. Thermal imaging is being used from a hovering helicopter to confirm that a living body is in the boat.
Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, now 19 (b. 7/22/93) is repeatedly described as a nice, responsible young man leading to speculation that his brother, who it is reported was recently in Russia and was indoctronated into radical Islam between July 2012 and 2012, was the real mastermind behind the Boston Marathon bombing.
Police and officials have been searching for Tsarnaev all day. The 19 year old youth is a naturalized U.S. citizen of Chechen origin. He grew up in Cambridge, MA after his family moved after seeking asylum ten years ago.
It is being reported that a search warrant in New Bedford, MA, the FBI took three persons, two males and a female into custody for questioning.
Tsarnaev is alive, in custody with reports that he does require medical attention. The identity of the person in custody has been confirmed. Residents and police alike are erputing into applause and cheers as the danger and threat to life and family has passed.
The suspect was taken to an undisclosed hospital via ambulance. Residents on the street are reporting that they are feeling “an incredible sense of relief. “
Reports coming in at 9:30 pm are that Tsarnaev is possibly in critical condition.
Boston police have tweeted that suspect is in custody
Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the area. Stand by for further info.— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013
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