In a press conference, authorities revealed that a 911 call is what led them to Dzhokhar and his capture. Police also announced that Dzhokhar was taken to a hospital after his arrest and is currently in serious condition.
After Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was taken into custody, authorities held a press conference to release details about the capture of the suspect.
Boston Bombing Suspect Caught — Phone Tip Led To Capture
After police gave the okay for people to leave their homes in Watertown, a man went out of his house and discovered blood on the boat in his backyard. He opened the top of the boat and found Dzhokhar covered in blood. The man called the police and officials were immediately on the scene.
Boston police set up a perimeter around the boat. They exchanged gunfire with the suspect, and a hostage team was able to remove him from the boat. Police tried to talk to the suspect, but he was not communicative. Authorities added that Dzhokhar was in an area that was outside the perimeter of where they had searched earlier in the day.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Hospitalized — Suspect In Serious Condition After Arrest
After Dzhokhar was arrested, he was taken to the hospital and is currently in serious condition. Authorities believe he may have sustained injuries from the shootout the night before. There were no explosives were on Dzhokhar when he was taken into custody.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Captured, Investigation Continues
Authorities added that Dzhokhar was not read his Miranda Rights, because there are public safety exemption when it involves national security.
Authorities also stressed that this is still an active and ongoing investigation, but they feel confident that the threat has been removed.
— Jenny Pickard