The Boston Police Department tweeted the news. “Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the area. Stand by for further info.”
Tsarnaev was captured after authorities locked down the entire neighborhood of Watertown, Mass. There was talk that he would’ve committed suicide, taking with him unanswered questions as to why he and his brother allegedly set off a series of bombs in the city.
From the Associated Press:
Police announced via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (JOH’-kahr tsahr-NY’-ev) was in custody. His brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed Friday in a furious attempt to escape police.
The brothers are suspects in Monday’s marathon bombings, which killed three people and wounded more than 180 others. The men are also suspected of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer in his vehicle late Thursday.
Authorities in Boston had suspended all mass transit and warned close to 1 million people in the entire city and some of its suburbs to stay indoors as the hunt for the remaining suspect went on.
CNN reported that the 19-year-old had “unspecified medical needs,” so it is unclear if he will be taken into custody, or to receive medical treatment.