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Boston Bombing Suspect Alive And In Custody

Shots were heard in Watertown, Massachusetts around 7 p.m. Friday night; by 8:45 p.m., cheering was heard as authorities apprehended Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Here's a comprehensive of his capture.

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The first reports of shots fired came across Twitter around 7 p.m.

Just heard a bunch of shots outside of my house #watertown #help

Becs@bkriegss

Just heard a bunch of shots outside of my house #watertown #help

06:56 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

My dad is convinced that the suspect is in the Charles River right now. Okay dad lets go fishing.

Annie Pepanyan@annie16_xo

My dad is convinced that the suspect is in the Charles River right now. Okay dad lets go fishing.

06:56 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Video and audio of the first round of gunfire.

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Watertown residents were obviously panicked, with authorities having lifted the Boston lockdown only an hour before.

Shit's going down cops racing by again ahhh channel 7! Guns fired etc, they better catch him this time. #Boston

Amanda Karakoudas@actuallyamanda

Shit's going down cops racing by again ahhh channel 7! Guns fired etc, they better catch him this time. #Boston

06:58 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

FUCK another bomb in my neighborhood?! dude im fuckin scared now .

marisabell pricilla@marisabellp

FUCK another bomb in my neighborhood?! dude im fuckin scared now .

06:59 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Considering it was "safe" to go out last night, I'm think I'm gonna stay in my apartment tonight.

Manda@mandamoo17

Considering it was "safe" to go out last night, I'm think I'm gonna stay in my apartment tonight.

06:54 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Watertown residents noticed that police presence remained strong in the town even after the lockdown had ended.

RT @adamwitwer: Here's the entrance to my bldg on Norfolk St, where I STILL cannot enter.

Ryan Broderick@ryanpbroderick

RT @adamwitwer: Here's the entrance to my bldg on Norfolk St, where I STILL cannot enter.

07:01 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Very soon after, residents began reporting word that a body was found in a parked boat in a backyard.

Body found in a boat in someone's backyard on Franklin Street in Watertown #BostonManhunt

Amanda Karakoudas@actuallyamanda

Body found in a boat in someone's backyard on Franklin Street in Watertown #BostonManhunt

06:59 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

friend just walked to pick up someone and saw a dead body . are fuckin serious? dude ur dead man .

marisabell pricilla@marisabellp

friend just walked to pick up someone and saw a dead body . are fuckin serious? dude ur dead man .

06:59 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Image of backyard where UNIDENTIFIED body found in boat.

c o r s o@WhyofCorso

Image of backyard where UNIDENTIFIED body found in boat.

07:04 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ten minutes later, the first media reports of police pursuing a suspect hiding out in a boat in a backyard on Franklin Street in Watertown surfaced.

RT @passantino: Photo: Watertown home with boat where situation appears to be unfolding http://t.co/n1zrL8ci2t

Michael Rusch@weeddude

RT @passantino: Photo: Watertown home with boat where situation appears to be unfolding http://t.co/n1zrL8ci2t

07:04 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Shots fired on a boat in Watertown.

RT @marcussolis7: Shots fired at Franklin Street in #Watertown #BreakingNews

Eyewitness News @ABC7NY

RT @marcussolis7: Shots fired at Franklin Street in #Watertown #BreakingNews

07:05 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Shots fired from Franklin St. area in Watertown. Live coverage via @CBSnews: http://t.co/iOPYXSQMkm

Ustream@Ustream

Shots fired from Franklin St. area in Watertown. Live coverage via @CBSnews: http://t.co/iOPYXSQMkm

07:02 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

The saga continues @ Watertown High School (via @dakidPG

Ryan Broderick@ryanpbroderick

The saga continues @ Watertown High School (via @dakidPG

07:09 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

What was unclear as of 7:30 p.m. was whether or not the suspect being pursued by police, currently hiding in the boat, was alive or dead.

All the new activity is focused around a covered boat in a backyard in Watertown.

Michael Macasek@macasek

All the new activity is focused around a covered boat in a backyard in Watertown.

07:07 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Suspect was found hiding under tarp in parked boat in Watertown, MA. (via @FoxNews)

Michelle Fields@MichelleFields

Suspect was found hiding under tarp in parked boat in Watertown, MA. (via @FoxNews)

07:10 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

RT @TomlinM: Shots fired scene centered on Franklin Street in Watertown.

Brian D'Amico@brianjdamico

RT @TomlinM: Shots fired scene centered on Franklin Street in Watertown.

07:12 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

There were, however, numerous reports of a S.W.A.T. robot on-site.

omfg RT ‏@susantran #SWAT robot has been brought in. #7News http://t.co/ZhM0QWrdHi

Kirsten Stubbs@KirstenS

omfg RT ‏@susantran #SWAT robot has been brought in. #7News http://t.co/ZhM0QWrdHi

07:16 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

At #watertown shooting scene..over 20 shots fired..ran for cover..behind police #fox25 #bostonbombing

Mrs. U2@jenyp

At #watertown shooting scene..over 20 shots fired..ran for cover..behind police #fox25 #bostonbombing

07:15 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

BREAKING PHOTO: Cops using concrete wall for cover; SWAT robot brought in, as well as the K-9's - @tonytullnbcdc

NewsBreaker@NewsBreaker

BREAKING PHOTO: Cops using concrete wall for cover; SWAT robot brought in, as well as the K-9's - @tonytullnbcdc

07:20 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Things tense. SWAT calling people off. Possible car battery charger cable visible in house window n

Truth Is Treason@MattWilliams06

Things tense. SWAT calling people off. Possible car battery charger cable visible in house window n

07:23 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Adding to the confusion, NBC's Pete Williams reported there was a "body found on the boat," but did not specify the status of the suspect.

.@PeteWilliamsNBC: "body found on boat"

@laurakrantzmwdn: View on walnut st in #watertown after multiple shots fired on Franklin st

Laura Krantz@laurakrantz

@laurakrantzmwdn: View on walnut st in #watertown after multiple shots fired on Franklin st

07:23 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

As for how the police tracked the suspect to the backyard, NBC reported that Watertown residents noticed suspicious behavior and called authorities.

NBC just said a neighbor saw a ladder on the boat that hadn't been there before and called police. GOOD SLEUTHIN' WATERTOWN!!!!!!!

Michael Shafrir@michaelshafrir

NBC just said a neighbor saw a ladder on the boat that hadn't been there before and called police. GOOD SLEUTHIN' WATERTOWN!!!!!!!

07:30 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Eyewitness: Neighbor went to check boat behind his house today, saw blood, climbed up ladder to open boat's cover, saw a body, called police

ABC News@ABC

Eyewitness: Neighbor went to check boat behind his house today, saw blood, climbed up ladder to open boat's cover, saw a body, called police

08:12 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Unconfirmed reports movement in backyard possibly in boat parked there - Franklin St Watertown after gunfire here

Jean Mackin@JeanWMUR

Unconfirmed reports movement in backyard possibly in boat parked there - Franklin St Watertown after gunfire here

07:37 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Saw two families evacuated..running with State Police. Children in arms of police, younger adults sprinting. They're safe. #fox25 #watertown

Mrs. U2@jenyp

Saw two families evacuated..running with State Police. Children in arms of police, younger adults sprinting. They're safe. #fox25 #watertown

07:39 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Movement in the boat. Hearing movement in boat from adjacent officer's radio. #fox25 #watertown

Mrs. U2@jenyp

Movement in the boat. Hearing movement in boat from adjacent officer's radio. #fox25 #watertown

07:41 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

By 7:45 p.m. multiple sources began reporting that the body inside the boat was the Boston bombing suspect and that he was moving.

WCVB: Multiple sources: This is the suspect. He is moving.

BuzzFeed News@BuzzFeedNews

WCVB: Multiple sources: This is the suspect. He is moving.

07:45 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

200 Meter vom Ort, an dem sich Killer verschanzt hat; Hunde bellen in der Nachbarschaft, Menschen warten gebannt.

Herbert Bauernebel@bauernebel

200 Meter vom Ort, an dem sich Killer verschanzt hat; Hunde bellen in der Nachbarschaft, Menschen warten gebannt.

07:35 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Bewohner warten bange auf die Erstürmung des Killer-Versteck. Bewohnerin Buka: "ich hoffe, dass es wirklich er ist"

Herbert Bauernebel@bauernebel

Bewohner warten bange auf die Erstürmung des Killer-Versteck. Bewohnerin Buka: "ich hoffe, dass es wirklich er ist"

07:48 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

As the standoff wore on, gunfire became more and more sporadic.

Total of 12 shots in most recent moments. Haven't heard any for ~30 seconds now.

c o r s o@WhyofCorso

Total of 12 shots in most recent moments. Haven't heard any for ~30 seconds now.

07:54 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

More shots fired at Franklin Street scene in Watertown.

Matt Tomlin@TomlinM

More shots fired at Franklin Street scene in Watertown.

07:51 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

"If they're assaulting that boat, this should be over shortly." -@PeteWilliamsNBC

TODAY@todayshow

"If they're assaulting that boat, this should be over shortly." -@PeteWilliamsNBC

08:00 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

BREAKING NEWS: Police are still concerned that the suspect may be wearing a suicide bomb vest, the source tells the Globe.

The Boston Globe@BostonGlobe

BREAKING NEWS: Police are still concerned that the suspect may be wearing a suicide bomb vest, the source tells the Globe.

07:59 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Terrible pic but here's law enforcement and firefighters huddled up across the street

Rosie Gray@RosieGray

Terrible pic but here's law enforcement and firefighters huddled up across the street

08:07 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Neighbor of boat owner on @WCVB: "That boat is his baby. He's going to be heartbroken."

Doree Shafrir@doreeshafrir

Neighbor of boat owner on @WCVB: "That boat is his baby. He's going to be heartbroken."

08:07 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

NBC's Pete Williams reported as of 8:15 p.m. that a fire started inside the boat.

"We're told that there is a fire now in the boat." -@PeteWilliamsNBC

TODAY@todayshow

"We're told that there is a fire now in the boat." -@PeteWilliamsNBC

08:13 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

And there were reportedly 40 gallons of gas inside the boat.

Boat owner says there is 40 gallons of gas in the boat. Watertown Fire Dept now on scene. (@ProvFireVideos)

Michael Rusch@weeddude

Boat owner says there is 40 gallons of gas in the boat. Watertown Fire Dept now on scene. (@ProvFireVideos)

08:13 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

PIC: Massive crowd gathered at Mt. Auburn St in #Watertown, waiting for word on suspect #WCVB

Liam Martin@LiamWCVB

PIC: Massive crowd gathered at Mt. Auburn St in #Watertown, waiting for word on suspect #WCVB

08:12 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

More media arriving. Police keeping us back. Scene not visible from location. #fox25 #bostonbombing #watertown

Mrs. U2@jenyp

More media arriving. Police keeping us back. Scene not visible from location. #fox25 #bostonbombing #watertown

08:21 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

A negotiator arrived on the scene and was present throughout the standoff.

Negotiator has arrived on the scene in #Watertown, Mass., officials tell NBC News

NBC Nightly News@nbcnightlynews

Negotiator has arrived on the scene in #Watertown, Mass., officials tell NBC News

08:25 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

RT @NBCNews A negotiator is on the scene where bombing suspect is surrounded. #manhunt MORE:http://t.co/zxDjHbAV9V

TODAY@todayshow

RT @NBCNews A negotiator is on the scene where bombing suspect is surrounded. #manhunt MORE:http://t.co/zxDjHbAV9V

08:30 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Mass. State Police want to take the suspect alive. (@7News)

BuzzFeed News@BuzzFeedNews

Mass. State Police want to take the suspect alive. (@7News)

08:37 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ambulance standing by at #watertown #bostonbombing #standoff. #fox25

Mrs. U2@jenyp

Ambulance standing by at #watertown #bostonbombing #standoff. #fox25

08:34 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

By 8:45 p.m., cheering was heard from the crowds surrounding the area and NBC reported they believed the suspect was in custody.

Lot of cheers breaking out, started by the officers

Rosie Gray@RosieGray

Lot of cheers breaking out, started by the officers

08:41 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Alive. In custody. Asking for medic. -- via NBC

igorvolsky@igorvolsky

Alive. In custody. Asking for medic. -- via NBC

08:43 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hearing cheers from up on Mt Auburn st., cheers erupting. He's in custody.

Karen P. Rivera@karen_p_rivera

Hearing cheers from up on Mt Auburn st., cheers erupting. He's in custody.

08:43 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Applause from crowd in Watertown.

Clapping coming from police. #fox25 #watertown #bostonbombing Good sign???

Mrs. U2@jenyp

Clapping coming from police. #fox25 #watertown #bostonbombing Good sign???

08:42 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Footage of the police cheering.

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More applause as first responders leave.

The Boston Globe and Boston Police Department reported minutes later that the suspect was alive and in police custody, with an ambulance headed to the scene.

Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the area. Stand by for further info.

Boston Police Dept.@bostonpolice

Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the area. Stand by for further info.

08:45 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

On the radio. "Your mayor is very proud of you"

buzzfeed.com

And finally, around 9:20 p.m., the F.B.I. confirms he's in custody.

Dzhokar Tsarnaev, age 19, suspect in Boston bombing investigation, is now in custody. #FBI #BostonMarathon http://t.co/ABK1cQU7HR

FBI Boston@FBIBoston

Dzhokar Tsarnaev, age 19, suspect in Boston bombing investigation, is now in custody. #FBI #BostonMarathon http://t.co/ABK1cQU7HR

09:14 PM - 19 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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