(Above) The scene on the streets of Boston's Fenway neighborhood, where 200 people came out to celebrate Dzhokhar Tsarnev's capture.
If you took an Ambien and passed the fuck out at 8 PM after yesterday's rollercoaster of a news day (and who could blame you), here's what you missed:
At the end of their day-long manhunt, Boston police captured 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in the Boston marathon bombings and fatal shooting of a 26-year-old MIT officer. Tsarnaev—whose elder brother and co-conspirator Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in yesterday morning's police shootout—is alive and in custody. Here are photos of him being apprehended.
The wounded Tsarnaev was found hiding in a boat in a Watertown backyard. From CNN:
Police were alerted to his whereabouts by a man who went outside after authorities lifted an order for residents to stay inside during the manhunt. The resident saw blood on a boat in the backyard, Davis said. He then lifted up the tarp covering the boat and "saw a man covered with blood," he said.
Tsarnaev was cornered from 7 to 9 PM by police and a negotiator until he was finally taken to Boston Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital with significant blood loss. He is in serious condition. The Tsarnaev brothers' parents continue to insist that their sons were framed.
President Obama spoke on the younger Tsarnaev's capture late last night:
Obviously, tonight there are still many unanswered questions. Among them, why did young men who grew up and studied here, as part of our communities and our country, resort to such violence? How did they plan and carry out these attacks, and did they receive any help? The families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers. The wounded, some of whom now have to learn how to stand and walk and live again, deserve answers.
All in all, this has been a tough week. But we've seen the character of our country once more.
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