I really don’t have anything to add. This 19-year-old male was captured.
Four days after two deadly explosions turned the finish line of the Boston Marathon into a scene of bloody chaos, the 19-year-old college student believed to be responsible for placing the bombs was taken into custody Friday night, bringing a sense of relief and justice to a shaken region.
Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev of Cambridge was pulled from his hiding place in a boat parked behind a house on Franklin Street shortly before 8:45 p.m. Friday in this community just outside Boston.
“We are eternally grateful for the outcome here tonight. We have a suspect in custody,” said Colonel Timothy Alben, commander of the State Police. “We’re so grateful to bring justice and closure to this case.”
“It’s a night where I think we’re all going to rest easy,” Governor Deval Patrick said at a news conference with a host of other officials in Watertown.
Here are some of the great tweets that are flying around the internets!! The best was from the Boston Police Department.
CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.
— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013
Anderson Cooper acting all surprised a 19 year old didn’t have an “exit strategy,” like he’s never heard of Don Rumsfeld.
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) April 19, 2013
New York Post reports the boat is a Saudi national.
— James Downie (@jamescdownie) April 19, 2013
Geraldo Rivera being a total fucking moron right now, unsurprisingly. O’Reilly too. “this is the mark of jihad.”
— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) April 20, 2013
Sunday Classifieds: For Sale By Owner: Boat, 20′, slight burn marks, bullet holes. $5,000 OBO. Trades considered. Watertown: 617-XXX-XXXX
— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) April 20, 2013
“It’s a dark-skinned male.” “No.” “A Saudi guy.” “No.” “A Moroccan kid.” “No.” “An Indian, for sure.” “No.” “Ethiopian.” “No.”#racism101
— Teju Cole (@tejucole) April 19, 2013