WATERTOWN, Mass. (WPRI/AP) — The 19-year-old Massachusetts college student suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings is hospitalized at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Police say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev exchanged gunfire with officers for an hour Friday evening while holed up in a boat before being captured. Police say he was hospitalized in serious condition with unspecified injuries.
10:05 p.m.: President Obama addresses the nation following Friday's manhunt. He reflects of the victims and the tragic events of Monday. Obama stated, "As Americans we refuse to be terrorized."
9:35 p.m.: Officials thank officers, FBI and law enforcement officers for their hard work since Monday's marathon explosions. At a news briefing US Attorney Carmen Ortiz says that answers will be found and an investigation will continue.
9:30 p.m.: People have lined the streets of Watertown, applauding law enforcement officers for bringing the Boston Marathon bombing suspect into custody.
8:55 p.m.: Ambulance believed to be carrying Boston Marathon bombing suspect leaves scene in Watertown.
8: 49 p.m. Boston Police have confirmed Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in custody in Watertown, Mass. Crowd gathered in neighborhood cheer.
8:43 p.m: Ambulance is called into the scene where suspect is said to be surrounded
8:37 p.m.: Reports that authorities are bringing in negotiators
7:56 p.m.: A few loud 'bangs' were heard at the scene in Watertown - which could possibly be flash grenades. The suspect is reportedly in a boat in a backyard of a home.
7:30 p.m.: Three people taken into custody in New Bedford for questioning. Bombing suspect may have had some connection to residence in the past.
7:23 p.m.: Various media reports that suspect is surrounded.
7:11 p.m.: gunshots were heard in Watertown. Around 7:30 on Friday, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino confirmed for WBZ that the suspect has been surrounded.
A massive door-to-door manhunt is underway and all of Boston as well as the communities of Watertown, Waltham, Newton, Cambridge and Belmont are locked down as U.S. law enforcement officials search for the second suspect in Monday's deadly Boston Marathon bombing.
The Associated Press has confirmed that Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, is the suspect seen in FBI photos wearing a white hat shortly after two explosions killed three and injured more than 170 shortly before 3 p.m. Monday. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the other suspect in the bombings, was killed in a gun battle with police overnight.
According to a statement released by the family, North Kingstown resident 24-year-old Katherine Russell was married to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the two suspects in Monday's Boston Marathon explosions.
WPRI 12 reporters are providing complete coverage of this breaking news story. This page collects all the latest headlines and vital information. It will be regularly updated throughout the manhunt.
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- Go to https://bostonmarathontips.fbi.gov
- Call 1-800-CALL-FBI
- Photos Gallery: Police converge on Watertown
- WBZ: Mayor Menino confirms that someone is surrounded.
- CBS News: FBI interviewed dead Boston bombing suspect years ago.
- AP: North Kingstown woman confirms she is the mother-in-law of dead bombing suspect.
- MBTA has been restored.
- Gov. Patrick says the "stay indoors" request has been lifted.
- AP: The father of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing described his fugitive son as a smart and accomplished "angel" in an anguished interview in which he claimed they were set up.
- Taunton Police has activated its Special Response Team to provide additional support in the city. Department says it has no information to "make us believe that there is an increase danger in the community."
- AP: Suspect was on UMass Dartmouth campus this week.
- Globe: Suspect ran over brother after overnight shootout with police.
- John Miller of CBS News reports that the suspects had another pressure cooker bomb during overnight police chase..
- UMass Dartmouth is being being searched by police.
- The Red Sox and Bruins games have been postponed.
- Shortly before 2:30 p.m., police said they recovered a green Honda Civic.
- Gov. Patrick urges residents in Watertown to stay inside.
- Mass State Police: Controlled explosion will take place in Cambridge.
- Click here for video of the overnight shootout in Watertown.
- Globe: Hunt focuses on 20-block area in Watertown
- Reuters: Airspace over manhunt closed
- Dartmouth police say suspect has been in area; no evidence he is currently there.
- Police recover car tied to bombing suspects
- Bridgewater State evacuated Woodward Hall and Harrington Hall after suspicious package was found.
- UMass Dartmouth evacuated; suspect a student
- UMass Dartmouth is also closed Saturday.
- Map: Boston, surrounding communities locked down
- Globe: Police: One marathon bombing suspect dead
- Globe: People in Boston told to stay in doors
- Herald: Uncle of suspects reacts
- MIT Police officer shot and killed
- MBTA: All service restored.
- Boston taxi service has been restored.
- Amtrak: All northeast service is suspended until further notice.
- Megabus: Boston services closed.
- Peter Pan Bus: All Boston service is suspended until further notice.
Key moments related to the search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, based on reports from the Middlesex County district attorney, Massachusetts State Police, and Boston police.
- At 5:10 p.m. Thursday, investigators of the bombings release photographs and video of two suspects. They ask for the public's help in identifying the men.
- Around 10:20 p.m., shots are fired on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, just outside Boston.
- At 10:30 p.m., an MIT campus police officer who was responding to a disturbance is found shot multiple times in his vehicle, apparently in a confrontation with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. He is later pronounced dead.
- Shortly afterward, two armed men reportedly carjack a Mercedes SUV in Cambridge. A man who was in the vehicle is held for about a half hour and then released unharmed at a gas station on Memorial Drive in Cambridge.
- Police soon pursue the carjacked vehicle in Watertown, just west of Cambridge.
- Some kind of explosive devices are thrown from the vehicle in an apparent attempt to stop police. The carjackers and police exchange gunfire. A transit police officer is seriously injured. One suspect, later identified as Suspect No. 1 in the marathon bombings, is critically injured and later pronounced dead.
- Around 1 a.m. Friday, gunshots and explosions are heard in Watertown, just outside Boston. Dozens of police officers and FBI agents converge on a Watertown neighborhood. A helicopter circles overhead.
- Around 4:30 a.m., Massachusetts state and Boston police hold a short outdoor news briefing. They tell people living in that section of eastern Watertown to stay in their homes. They identify the carjackers as the same men suspected in the marathon bombings. Overnight, police also release a photograph of a man believed to be Suspect No. 2, apparently taken from store video earlier in the evening at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Cambridge. He is wearing a grey hoodie-style sweatshirt.
- Around 6:35 a.m., The Associated Press reports that the bomb suspects are from a Russian region near Chechnya and lived in the United States for at least one year.
- Around 6:45 a.m., The Associated Press identifies the surviving Boston bomb suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, who has been living in Cambridge, Mass.
- Around 8 a.m., Boston's police commissioner says all of Boston must stay in their homes as the search for the surviving suspect in the bombings continues.
- Around 8:40 a.m., a U.S. law enforcement official and the uncle of the suspects confirm that the name of the slain suspect is Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's older brother.
- Around 10:20 a.m., Connecticut State Police say a gray Honda CRV believed to be linked to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been recovered in Boston.
- Around 10:35 a.m., the University Of Massachusetts Dartmouth says it has closed its campus and ordered an evacuation after confirming that missing marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is registered there. The school says it closed the campus "out of an abundance of caution" as the search continued.
- Around 11:40 a.m., the uncle of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect urges his nephew to turn himself in.
- Shortly after 1 p.m., the FBI spoke with the suspect's sister.
- At 1:53 p.m., state officials say people who went to work before public transportation was shut down during the search for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, and before residents were urged to stay at home, are free to leave work.
- The Red Sox and Bruins postpone their games while authorities search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. No makeup date was announced for the Red Sox game. The Bruins game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden was rescheduled for Saturday
- At 7:11 p.m., gunshots were heard in Watertown.
- At 7:23 p.m., WBZ confirms that the suspect is surrounded.
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