WATERTOWN, MASS. (CBS) – The second Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, has been taken into police custody.
Police had surrounded a home in Watertown, Mass., where the suspect was believed to be hiding in a boat in the backyard.
CBS13’s Steve Large, who is in Watertown, Mass. reported hearing 12-24 gunshots in rapid succession as authorities were hunting for the second suspect in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings. He said the suspect was behind house, while a number of officers and National Guardsmen gather in front yard with protective gear. A police helicopter overhead is providing a spotlight on the scene.
Boston Mayor Tom Menino confirmed to WBZ-TV in Boston that police had surrounded bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev inside a boat in the backyard of a home.
The shots come an hour after Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick rescinded the stay-in order at 6 p.m. EDT (3 p.m. PDT), according to WBZ-TV in Boston. The order covered Boston, Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Belmont and Cambridge. Service to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority was also restored.
Children evacuated by police from area near boat where CBS reports a suspect is alive following gunshots.
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