Boston Police: Subject Alive and in Custody

Photo: CBS News

Photo: CBS News

(CNN) — Law enforcement officials erupted in cheers in Watertown, Masssachusetts, on Friday night — moments before Boston police tweeted that the lone remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was in custody.

After the ebullient shouts, police began heading away from the backyard of a Watertown home where the suspect, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, was believed to have been holding up in a boat.

Soon thereafter, an official in a law enforcement vehicle with tinted windows was asked by someone, “Is that him?”

The person inside the vehicle responded, “Yes” — precipitating more cheers among the residents gathered nearby.

Dzhokar Tsarnaev is currently in a Boston hospital, under heavy guard.


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