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Second Boston Bomber Captured

Posted 4/20/2013 8:00 am by
Police arresting Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Police arresting Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

With his brother Tamerlan dead, it was only a matter of time before police captured the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  However, he got in a second day of terrorizing Boston as police and federal agents combed the shut-down city.  Over a million people, told to stay home.  Transportation closed down, roads empty, armed law enforcement on every corner.  Thankfully, it’s all over.  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second Boston Marathon bomber was captured alive after a stand-off with police.  Seriously injured, the surviving Tsarnaev brother was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for treatment; the same hospital held at least 10 of the people injured in Tsarnaev’s terrorist plot.

It’s amazing how the suspect was captured.  A man in Watertown, David Henneberry, stepped outside after the shelter in place order was lifted to stretch his legs.  When he noticed the tarp on his boat flapping and investigated further, things were suspicious enough to get Henneberry to call the cops.  What he saw would make me suspicious, too; amazingly, somehow Tsarnaev managed to be just outside the police search corridor in Watertown.

“The tarp on his winterized boat had sort of been flapping in the wind,” said Henneberry’s stepson, Robert Duffy.  “He got closer and realized that one of the retention straps had literally been cut — not chafed, not broken or unhooked.  He basically stuck his head under the tarp (and) noticed a pool of blood.”

And just like that, one of the weirdest manhunts in history is over.   All over a flapping tarp.

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