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Boston bombings: 19-year-old suspect hospitalised with unspecified injuries

Associated Press
Apr 20, 2013 at 09:05am IST

Watertown: The 19-year-old Massachusetts college student, who was wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing and was captured hiding in a boat parked in a backyard on Friday night, has been hospitalised in serious condition with unspecified injuries, said police.

After a tense, all-day manhunt and house-to-house search by thousands of SWAT team officers with rifles and armored vehicles, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was cornered in a homeowner's yard, where he exchanged gunfire with police while holed up in a boat, authorities said. He was seized around 9 pm and hospitalised in serious condition with unspecified injuries, the police said.

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A cheer went up from a crowd of bystanders in Watertown. "Everyone wants him alive," said Kathleen Paolillo, a teacher. Boston Mayor Tom Menino tweeted, "We got him," along with a photo of himself talking to the police commissioner. "Tonight, our family applauds the entire law enforcement community for a job well done, and trust that our justice system will now do its job," said the family of 8-year-old Martin Richard, who died in the bombing.

Boston blasts: 19-year-old suspect hospitalised with injuries

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured hiding in a boat parked in a backyard on Friday night.

Police said three other people were taken into custody for questioning at an off-campus housing complex at the University of the Massachusetts at Dartmouth where the younger man may have lived.

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