Second Boston Bombing Suspect Captured
After a full day of a seemingly fruitless search, and a late afternoon press conference that seemed to essentially concede that the Boston Police and other law enforcement agencies had let Dzhokhor Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect of the two men apparently responsible for the bomb attacks at the Boston Marthon, skip through their fingers, things began to develop very quickly:
WATERTOWN — The man that police believe is responsible for placing the bombs that struck the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing 3 and injuring more than 170, is in custody after a standoff lasting nearly two hours in Watertown.
Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, was taken into custody shortly before 8:45 p.m.
“They got him. He’s in custody,” a state trooper told the media gathered in the neighborhood. A crowd of onlookers broke into applause.
Tsarnaev had been pinned down in a boat in the backyard of a home in Watertown, just outside the city. He was rushed to a local hospital.
The reaction from Watertown right now depicts a crowd of citizens, no doubt glad to be out of their homes after twelve hours, applauding police and emergency vehicles as they drive away. No doubt, one of those was the ambulance that Tasrnaev was riding in.
So, it’s over. Or, at least the siege part of it is over. The details of all of this, as well as what ever the international implications of all of this might be, will be matters for aother day.