BREAKING: Boston Bomber Suspect 2 is ‘In Custody’



UPDATE 8:47 p.m.: Emergency personnel are relaxing, shaking hands, and leaving the scene.

UPDATE 8:44 p.m.: Suspect 2 is “in custody,” according to numerous live broadcasts.

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UPDATE 8:11 p.m.: New helicopter arriving, shining very bright light. Robot on-scene.

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UPDATE 7:57 p.m.: Reports of “no further movement” in the boat. State helicopter no longer hovering above the scene.

UPDATE: 7:50 p.m.: Several more “pops” heard, via multiple live broadcasts. Audible. Darkness is falling. Media vehicles asked to turn off their headlights. State police helicopter hovering overhead.

UPDATE: 7:47 p.m.:

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UPDATE 7:29 p.m.: Fox reporting suspect is “alive and surrounded.”

UPDATE: Fox reporting Suspect 2 is down. Bomb robots arriving, presumably as a precaution because the suspects were known to wire themselves with bombs.

Original story below

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At 7 p.m. EST, WCVB is reporting that rapid gunfire (“a couple dozen” shots) and several “massive” explosions have been heard in Watertown, as officers surround a boat in a backyard that reportedly contained a bleeding person. All indications are that this is Boston Bomber Suspect 2, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The address is 67 Franklin Street.

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There was previously scanner chatter about using “gas.”

Large SWAT vehicles, presumably filled with personnel, have arrived. Live television reports say the suspect is moving, and snipers are dialed in.

It’s believed that Suspect 2 was injured during the previous night’s firefight with police and has been operating in a wounded state since cops last saw him, when he drove a car over his bullet-riddled brother to escape police.