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PIX: How drama unfolded during 2nd Boston bomber's arrest

Last updated on: April 20, 2013 08:34 IST

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Yoshita Singh

The second Chechen-origin suspect believed to have been responsible for the Boston marathon terror attack is now in custody, Boston police said on Saturday.

"Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the area. Stand by for further info," the Boston Police twitted late on Friday night, ending hours of search operation in a Boston neighborhood.

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Image: SWAT teams conduct a house to house search as they look for Dzhokar Tsarnaev
Photographs: Brian Snyder/Reuters

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"The suspect is alive and has unspecified medical needs," a federal law enforcement official said on Friday night.

Federal officials later identified the suspect as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. He is the younger brother of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who was shot dead by the police on Friday. Dzhokar had managed to escape from there.

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Image: Residents are asked to leave their home as SWAT teams conduct a house to house search for Dzhokar Tsarnaev
Photographs: Brian Snyder/Reuters

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Dzhokar and his elder brothers are believed to have lived in the United States since 2002 or 2003, having come to America with their family.

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Image: A family reacts after police SWAT teams assaulted a house on their street, firing their weapons on Franklin Street during the search for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Photographs: Jim Bourg/Reuters

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The suspects were brothers from a Russian region near Chechnya, which has witnessed deadly bombings carried out by Islamic rebels.

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Image: Police officers move towards a police assault on a house with their guns drawn as gunfire erupts on Franklin Street during the search for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Photographs: Jim Bourg/Reuters
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The duo moved to Kazakhstan before coming to the US several years ago and were permanent legal residents of the country, US media reports said.

"We got him" the Boston Mayor twitted.

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Image: A Boston police officer walks away from the scene of a police assault on a house after gunfire erupted on Franklin Street
Photographs: Jim Bourg/Reuters
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CNN reported that soon after the suspect was taken into custody who was taken into a vehicle, there was applause from the people in the neighborhood.

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Image: Law enforcement officials stand at the scene on Franklin St. as the search comes to an end in Watertown, Massachusetts
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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According to Boston Globe, Tsarnaev was being brought to Mount Auburn Hospital as he needs some medical attention.

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Image: A tactical police officer gives the thumbs-up as he emerges from the site where police captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Photographs: Brian Snyder/Reuters

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Dzhokar was caught late on Friday night ending days of manhunt, which started soon after the twin bomb blast in Boston on Monday that killed three people and injured more than 180 others.


Image: Members of the public cheer as police officers leave the scene where Dzhokhar was taken into custody in Watertown, Massachusetts
Photographs: Brian Snyder/Reuters
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