Boston Police Dept.: Local Resident Tipped Off Authorities

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UPDATE 4/19/13, 10:53 p.m.: Tsarnaev is said to be in “serious condition” due to his blood loss.

UPDATE 4/19/13, 10:26 p.m.: MSNBC explains part of the President’s speech, where he made it clear that Tsarnaev will not be given a Miranda warning and he will be tried in a civilian court. The new federal procedure is called “The Public Safety Rule,” which says that when there is an imminent threat, you can ask a suspect questions without giving them their Miranda warning and their answers will still be admissible in court.

UPDATE 4/19/13, 10:19 p.m.: The President has concluded his speech, reiterating that he sends his prayers out to those we lost this week. He praised the work of local, state, and federal authorities, saying that because everyone worked as a team, America prevailed.

He also said that he would continue to instruct the FBI to continue their investigation to “collect intelligence.”

UPDATE 4/19/13, 10:07 p.m.: President Barack Obama‘s press conference has started, saying we still have a lot of questions that need answering.

UPDATE 4/19/13, 9:49 p.m.: A press conference is now being held in Watertown, Mass., with Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis answering questions.

After nearly five full days since the Boston Marathon bombing occurred — stunning a nation — the Boston Police Department (BPD) announced that they captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday night.

RELATED: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Boston Bombing Suspect, Still On The Run

At approximately 9 p.m., the Boston Police Department tweeted:

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

Minutes later, the BPD told the nation that the suspect was “alive” and “conscious”:

State official says the suspect was “alive, conscious, captured.”

And as Tsarnaev was reportedly taken to a hospital to “treat his wounds,” bystanders were said to “burst into applause,” with the BPD responding that no one should forget the lives that were senselessly lost at the bombing:

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

Tsarnaev was reportedly hiding in a covered boat behind a home in Watertown, Mass. After a resident noticed something suspicious, he went in to his backyard to investigate. He reportedly noticed the tarp of his boat covered in blood, and according to Davis, when he reportedly pulled the tarp back, he saw a man covered in blood.
Afterward, the unnamed tipster alerted authorities.
According to the U.K. Guardian, authorities used a helicopter with “thermal imaging technology” to ascertain Tsarnaev’s exact location.
Flashbombs were then dispensed to disorient the suspect.

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