Capture of Marathon Bombing Suspect Ends Week of Terror in Boston


The arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, ended an unprecedented daylong siege of Greater Boston, after a frantic night of violence that left an MIT police officer dead, a transit police officer wounded, and an embattled public huddled inside homes, the Boston Globe reported. Tsarnaev’s elder brother and accomplice, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the second suspect in Monday’s Boston Marathon attack, was pronounced dead Friday morning after suffering shrapnel and bullet wounds in a gunfight with police.

“It's a proud day to be a Boston police officer,” Police Commissioner Edward Davis told his force over the radio. “Thank you all.” Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a native of Kyrgysztan, was studying at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. On Monday, three people were killed and more than 170 injured, many critically, near the Marathon finish line after two homemade bombs exploded.

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