Second Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Captured Alive

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Police have confirmed that the second Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is alive and in custody after a standoff in Watertown district.  Tsarnaev was bleeding in a serious condition and was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital by the police.

President Barack Obama said Tsarnaev’s capture closes what he called “an important chapter in this tragedy”.

His older brother was killed earlier on Friday in an attempt to escape from the police. Click to continue reading.

According to Al Jazeera the suspect was found when the FBI had been alerted to a “trail of blood”, with conflicting reports that a suspect had been pinned down. A local man contacted the authorities, having noted that his shed door, where he stores the boat, was open, and saw what he thought were pools of blood.

Our correspondent said that shots were heard being fired in Watertown and that police had been telling people “stay down and stay away from windows”.

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