Suspect arrested in Boston Marathon bombing

Before 9 p.m. Friday night, Boston Police and other authorities captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a Watertown, Mass., backyard ending one of the most-watched manhunts in American history.
There were times earlier Friday that some officials speculated the suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombings could have escaped to Connecticut.
An Amtrak train was stopped in East Norwalk and searched Friday morning and there was an incident where police were called to the Darien train station. The manhunt had huge impact on Boston and surrounding towns. Watertown was locked down with no one allowed to enter or leave and Boston was left a ghost town essentially as all public transportation was ceased until Friday evening. Amtrak service on the Boston to New York run, which had been suspended, is expected to resume on Saturday now that the manhunt is at an end.

As of Friday night, Mr. Tsarnaev was in police custody in a hospital where he is reportedly in serious condition after suffering a gun shot wound in a Thursday night shootout with police where his older brother, who is believed to also have been involved in the bombing, was killed.

“We are so grateful to be here right now, so grateful to able to bring justice and closure to this case,” said Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy Alben said at a press briefing Friday night after the arrest. “We’re exhausted, folks, but we have a victory here.”

President Barack Obama said Friday night at a briefing, “”Boston police and state police and local police across the commonwealth of Massachusetts responded with professionalism and bravery over five long days. And tonight because of their determined efforts, we’ve closed an important chapter in this tragedy.”

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