On Friday evening CNN reported that the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings had finally been apprehended, bringing to a close a long manhunt. Boston police tweeted: "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody." Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, who escaped an overnight shootout with police that left his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev dead, was surrounded and captured while hiding in a boat parked in the Boston suburb of Watertown. The arrest came just minutes after police announced the long manhunt had been a failure.
The standoff with Tsarnaev lasted for over an hour, according to Yahoo News. The boat was parked in the backyard of a home not far from where Tsarnaev and his deceased brother engaged in a long shootout with law enforcement just 24 hours prior. Tsarnaev is a student at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. The Tsarnaev family is originally from Chechnya, a volatile and once war-torn southern Russian republic. The arrest allows a rattled and tense community to finally breath a sigh of relief.