Listen Live
PraiseIndy Featured Video
CLOSE

The suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody, Boston police tweeted.

A daylong manhunt for the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect is over.

Police cornered 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a boat kept in a backyard of a home in Watertown where he’d apparently been hiding from a security crackdown.  Shots were exchanged, but according to reports, he gave up and asked for medical attention.

Tsarnaev managed to evade police for about 24 hours after being identified by police as a suspect in the case along with his brother, Tamerlan.  They got into a rolling gun battle with police last night that ended with Tamerlan’s death and more than a dozen officers wounded.

Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were shown in pictures distributed by the FBI with backpacks at the Boston Marathon.  It’s believed those backpacks held the bombs that detonated on the final stretch of the marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 150.