Boston Police arrests Marathon bombing suspect

TEHRAN, Apr. 20 (MNA) – Police in Boston arrested the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Friday night after a long manhunt.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, who was wounded during the shootout with police, was hiding in a back yard. A resident in Watertown saw blood on a boat parked behind his home. The man looked under a plastic cover and saw a man inside the boat, covered in blood.

Officers throw ‘flash-bang’ grenades into the boat in an attempt to flush him out, he was arrested after he did not respond to negotiators. Police said Tsarnaev is in serious condition at a hospital.

Timothy Alben, the head of the Massachusetts State Police said: “We have a suspect in custody.” Tsarnaev’s arrest ended a long week in Boston, which began with the bombings that killed three and injured more than 170 in one sport events with many participants from all over the world.

The manhunt started late Thursday night. Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, allegedly killed a police officer, carjacked a Mercedes and had shootout with police in which the elder Tsarnaev was killed.

As the manhunt ended on Friday, police and investigators trying to find out how the two suspects had been turned to violence. So far, they said; they had no reason to believe that anybody else beyond the two brothers was involved in the Boston Marathon attacks.

“Why did young men who grew up and studied here, as part of our communities and our country, resort to such violence?” President Obama said in a statement from the White House late Friday.

FBI confirmed that the two brothers had been interviewed in Boston at the request of the Russian government about their potential ties to Chechen terrorists in 2011.


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