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2nd Marathon Bombings Suspect Taken Into Custody In Watertown

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WATERTOWN, Mass. -

Authorities say the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been taken into custody after a standoff with police in Watertown, Mass.

Boston Police are now confirming that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested on Marshall Street.

The arrest came after the 19-year-old college student, hiding in a canvas-covered boat behind a home, was surrounded by police.

Police tweeted, "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody."

Residents applauded as the suspect was taken by ambulance and under police guard to Mt. Auburn Hospital. He was then transferred to Beth Israael Hospital, where he's reported to be in serious condition.

Friday night's developments followed officials lifting a lockdown on the area. Shortly thereafter, a resident called police to say blood was visible on a boat stored in the backyard, and he'd seen a man covered in blood inside the boat.

Police moved in, but there was an exchange of what sounded like rapid gunfire. Rescuers were seen running with children from the scene after 20 to 30 shots were heard.  Emergency and military vehicles were then seen speeding through town.

A SWAT team came but was moved back, and a robot was brought in to test for possible explosives near the suspect, who was either refusing to come out or was not communicative.

Before the arrest, sources told FOX 25 in Boston that Massachusetts State Police could, with the help of an infrared camera, see the suspect moving inside the boat.

Police were warning people to stay inside as the standoff played out.

More popping noises were heard around 7:50 p.m. FOX 25 reported that the noises could have been possible flash-bangs, which is a common tactic reportedly used to startle a suspect.

Then there was a negotiation. Police the suspect was ultimately pulled from the boat.

We're awaiting a news conference from officials with more details on the arrest.

Three people were killed and more than 170 hurt when two bombs exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

Earlier, Dzhokhar's older brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed in a shootout that also included explosions in Watertown.

An MIT police officer was killed in the overnight altercation, and a transit police officer was wounded.

After Friday night's arrest, Boston police were remembering the slain officer as well as the victims of Monday's bombing.

"In our time of rejoicing, let us not forget the families of Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu, Krystle Campbell and Officer Sean Collier," the department tweeted.

All of this came amid word that a federal law enforcement official says the FBI interviewed the older Boston Marathon bombing suspect at the request of a foreign government in 2011 and that nothing derogatory was found.

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