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It’s over: Boston bombing suspect captured alive, police say

Kerry Sanders reports from the scene as police activity escalates after gunfire was heard.
By Pete Williams, Richard Esposito, Michael Isikoff and Tracy Connor, NBC News

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect was captured wounded but alive Friday night after police found him in a boat in a suburban backyard following a bloody rampage and a daylong manhunt, law enforcement sources said.

Cheers went up from a crowd of police gathered at the scene in Watertown, Mass., where bursts of gunfire had been heard over the course of two hours.

The arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, ended five days of terror from the bombing at the marathon finish line, which killed three people, wounded 176 and left the city of Boston on edge.

Just before 7 p.m., less than an hour after residents were told a stay-indoors order had been lifted, an unsettling barrage of gunfire was heard on Franklin Street in Watertown, Mass. Dozens of police and armored vehicles sped to the area.

Officials said a woman in the area reported seeing blood leading to a boat in her yard, and thermal imaging from helicopters had located someone in the vessel.3

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