Police Arrest Second Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

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 Deval Patrick rescinded the stay-in order at 6 p.m. EDT (3 p.m. PDT), according to WBZ-TV in Boston.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.


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