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WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Police say the 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings exchanged gunfire with law enforcement for an hour while holed up in a boat before being captured.
    
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says the suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was hospitalized late Friday in serious condition.
    
His brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed earlier Friday in a furious attempt to escape police.
    
The brothers are suspects in Monday's marathon bombings, which killed three people and wounded more than 180 others. The men are also suspected of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer in his vehicle late Thursday.

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WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Celebrations erupted in Boston and beyond as the capture of the remaining marathon bombing suspect was announced in a tweet from police.
    
In the neighborhood where 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev engaged in a firefight with police while hiding out in a parked boat, dozens of people at a police barricade cheered and applauded as law enforcement officers and emergency responders left the scene.
    
Tsarnaev was taken to a hospital after his capture Friday night.
    
The jubilation was widespread. The mayor of Boston tweeted, "We got him!" And at the home of the New York Mets, fans leapt to their feet and cheered.

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WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Boston Police say a 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead.
    
Police announced via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in custody. His brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed Friday in a furious attempt to escape police.
    
The brothers are suspects in Monday's marathon bombings, which killed three people and wounded more than 180 others. The men are also suspected of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer in his vehicle late Thursday.
    
Authorities in Boston had suspended all mass transit and warned close to 1 million people in the entire city and some of its suburbs to stay indoors as the hunt for the remaining suspect went on.

The suspect is in serious condition after he was shot.

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: The Boston Police Dept. has confirmed that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, has been captured alive. His condition is unknown at this hour. His brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the other bombing suspect, was killed in a gun battle with police in Massachusetts overnight.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: NBC News is reporting that the suspect is alive and in custody. His condition is unknown.

BREAKING TWEET FROM NBC: Suspect's body still 'throwing off heat,' Boston Police Dept. official tells NBC News

BREAKING TWEET FROM NBC: The Boston Marathon bombing suspect is likely alive but weak, Boston Police Dept. official says

BREAKING UPDATE: A negotiator has arrived on the scene, not sure what this means. Suspect could be dead or alive. Awaiting confirmation....

BREAKING NEWS: WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Law enforcement official: Bombing suspect in boat stored in Watertown, Mass., neighborhood.

BREAKING TWEET FROM NBC: Suspect covered in blood, our affiliate @7News reports

BREAKING TWEET FROM NBC: We're told there is a fire in the boat, don't know how big it is - @PeteWilliamsNBC

BREAKING TWEET FROM NBC: 'Yes, we think it's him,' senior police official tell NBC News

BREAKING TWEET FROM NBC: Swat Teams, Explosive Ordinance Disposal Teams, also K-9 units here - @LesterHoltNBC

BREAKING TWEET FROM NBC: Officials strongly believe this person is wounded, believe suspect has been in there for much of the day - @PeteWilliamsNBC

BREAKING TWEET FROM NBC: 'Believe it's him. Slow-going here,' law enforcement source tells Brian Williams

BREAKING TWEET FROM NBC: 'We're taking care to do it right,' federal official tells @PeteWilliamsNBC

BREAKING TWEET FROM NBC: Considerable belief that in the encounter with police earlier this morning the suspect was wounded - @PeteWilliamsNBC

BREAKING TWEET FROM NBC: Officers nearby can partially see arms or legs in the boat - @PeteWilliamsNBC reports

BREAKING TWEET FROM NBC NIGHTLY NEWS: Possible 'body found in a boat' in Watertown, Mass., sources tell @PeteWilliamsNBC. Situation still unfolding.

TWEET FROM BOSTON PD: Police operations in the Franklin Street Watertown area. Residents shelter in place.

BREAKING UPDATE FROM KHQ: Shots fired in Watertown, MA, reported around 3:58pm.

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WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts State Police spokesman says there is "renewed activity" in connection with the search for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
    
Emergency and military vehicles are speeding through town. Police tell The Associated Press that shots have been fired.
    
State police spokesman David Procopio says there is "renewed activity in Watertown related to today's events."
    
Authorities are looking for 19-year-old college student Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
    
Authorities are telling residents of the area to stay indoors.

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WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts State Police say the at-large Boston Marathon bombing suspect fled on foot and may not have a car.
    
Col. Timothy Alben says police have no indication Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has a vehicle.
    
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says mass transit service is resuming in Boston even though Tsarnaev is still on the lam.
    
Authorities in Boston had suspended all mass transit and warned close to 1 million people in the entire city and some of its suburbs to stay indoors. The other suspect, his brother, died in a desperate getaway attempt.
    
The brothers are suspects in Monday's marathon bombings, which killed three people and wounded more than 180 others. The men are also suspected of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer in his vehicle late Thursday.

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State Police: Only looking for one suspect, we believe he's still in MA #manhunt #bostonboming #boston

State Police: Suspects threw explosives at police last night #manhunt #bostonboming

State Police: If you see the suspect do not take action on your own, dial 911 #manhunt #bostonbombing

State Police: People have got to be vigilant, this suspect is violent #manhunt #bostonboming

State Police: Appealing to suspect to give himself up #manhunt #bostonboming

TWEET FROM BOSTON PD: Help Us Find Him: Community members wanting 2 aid the search can call(800) CALL-FBI or EMAIL at boston@ic.fbi.gov. pic.twitter.com/eTC1P958hs

TWEET FROM BOSTON PD: Say a prayer 4 all of our brother & sister officers as they work 2 bring this search to safe-n-successful conclusion. pic.twitter.com/sVcyu1XoAW

TWEET FROM NBC: During the early morning gun battle between police & the 2 suspects, around 200 rounds were exchanged, police officials say

TWEET FROM NBC: 7 IEDs recovered in the searches so far, some in Watertown & some at the house in Cambridge, police officials say

TWEET FROM BOSTON PD: #CommunityAlert: AMTRAK service between Boston and New York suspended pending further notice.

TWEET FROM BOSTON PD: #CommunityAlert: Bruins Game, Red Sox Game & Big Apple Circus performance scheduled for tonight have been postponed.

TWEET FROM BOSTON PD: #WANTED: Search for 19 yr-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev continues. Suspect armed & dangerous. Call 1(800) CALL-FBI. pic.twitter.com/kvsIxKIrSr

TWEET FROM BOSTON PD: #WANTED: Police seeking MA Plate: 116-GC7, '99 Honda Sedan, Color - Green. Possible suspect car. Do not approach. pic.twitter.com/IVCPtmVwRT

TWEET FROM BOSTON PD: #CommunityAlert: Per MEMA – People who went to work this morning not expected to remain there. Workers encouraged to return home.

TWEET FROM BOSTON PD: #CommunityAlert: Per State Police – expect a controlled explosion later in the day on Norfolk Street in Cambridge.

TWEET FROM BOSTON PD: #MediaAlert: WARNING - Do Not Compromise Officer Safety/Tactics by Broadcasting Live Video of Officers While Approaching Search Locations

TWEET FROM BOSTON PD: The BPD extends thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of fallen hero and MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.

TWEET: 'It's important that folks remain indoors' - Mass. Governor Patrick

TWEET: Bombing suspect traveled to Russia last year; stayed overseas for 6 months (via @NBCNewYork)

TWEET: Deceased suspect became U.S. citizen on September 11, 2012 - @PeteWilliamsNBC via @jonathan4ny

TWEET: Bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev traveled to Sheremetyevo, Russia via JFK airport last year; out of the country for 6 months

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut State Police say they received information from investigators in Boston that the at-large suspect in the marathon bombing could be traveling in a green Honda Civic.
    
State police say in a statement issued to the media that the suspect could possibly be in a 1999 Honda with Massachusetts registration number 116-GC7.
    
Authorities in Connecticut urged people earlier Friday to be on the lookout for a gray Honda CRV, but it later emerged that vehicle had been recovered in Boston.
    
Nineteen-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the target of a massive manhunt. His brother Tamerlan was also identified as a suspect in Monday's twin bombings and was killed in a night of violent clashes with police.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. law enforcement official and the uncle of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings are confirming that the name of the second suspect is Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older brother of Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a gun battle with police in Massachusetts overnight.

Three law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the ongoing investigation, confirmed the bomb suspects were brothers. One of the officials and the men's uncle confirmed the identity of Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
    
The uncle, Ruslan Tsarni of Montgomery Village, Md., told The Associated Press that the men lived together near Boston and have been in the United States for about a decade. They traveled here together from the Russian region near Chechnya.

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WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing - identified to The Associated Press as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya - killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left one of them dead and another still at large Friday, authorities said.
    
A law enforcement intelligence bulletin obtained by the AP identified the surviving bomb suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass.
    
Two law enforcement officials told AP that Tsarnaev and the other suspect who was not immediately identified have been living legally in the U.S. for at least one year.
    
Russia's North Caucasus region has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars in Chechnya.

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WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Police are locking down some neighborhoods in Boston and its western suburbs as they search for the remaining suspect in the marathon bombings.
    
Authorities urged residents in Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge, Arlington and the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of Boston to stay indoors. All mass transit was shut down.
    
At least a quarter of a million people live in those suburbs. Many people in the city of Boston and surrounding areas rely on the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority to get to work.
    
The announcement Friday morning comes hours after the killing of one suspect, known as the man in the black hat from marathon surveillance footage. The man in the white hat is on the loose and police are calling him a "terrorist" who came here "to kill."

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WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Police say one of two suspects in the shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer is dead and a massive manhunt is underway for another, who is believed to be tied to the Boston Marathon bombing.
    
Shortly after the MIT officer was shot dead Thursday night, police got a report of a carjacking in Cambridge, just outside Boston. One of the two suspects in that officer's shooting was killed. Police say of the at-large suspect, "We believe this to be a terrorist."
    
The FBI said it is working with local authorities to determine what happened.
    
The MIT shooting on the Cambridge campus Thursday night was followed by reports of violence in nearby Watertown, about 10 miles west of Boston.
    
State police spokesman David Procopio had said there was a "strong possibility" the incidents are related.
    
The MIT officer had been responding to report of a disturbance Thursday night when he was shot multiple times, according to a statement from the Middlesex district attorney's office and Cambridge police. It said there were no other victims.
    
In Watertown, witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots and explosions at about 1 a.m. Friday. Dozens of police officers and FBI agents were in the neighborhood and a helicopter circled overhead.
    
State police spokesman David Procopio said, "The incident in Watertown did involve what we believe to be explosive devices possibly, potentially, being used against the police officers."
    
Boston cab driver Imran Saif said he was standing on a street corner at a police barricade across from a diner when he heard an explosion.
    
"I heard a loud boom and then a rapid succession of pop, pop, pop," he said. "It sounded like automatic weapons. And then I heard the second explosion."
    
He said he could smell something burning and advanced to check it out but area residents at their windows yelled at him, "Hey, it's gunfire! Don't go that way!"
    
MIT said right after the 10:30 p.m. shooting that police were sweeping the campus in Cambridge and urged people to remain indoors. They urged people urged to stay away from the Stata Building, a mixed-use building with faculty offices, classrooms and a common area.
    
Hours later, MIT, which has about 11,000 students, said the campus was clear but the shooter was still on the loose.

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