Breaking: 7:50pm EDT
According to live reporting on FoxNews:
At approximately 6:25pm local time, authorities cornered the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, at 67 Franklin Street in Watertown, MA. After police had swept a residence, including a boat and shed in the backyard, the owner noticed the shed door was open, and that there was blood and bloody clothing visible. Authorities arrived minutes after the resident called in, and there was a barrage of gunfire that drew more officers.
Civilians fled the immediate area, and it was quickly reported that the suspect was down. A bomb-searching robot was sent to the scene, to verify that there are no bombs hidden on the property, in the boat, or in the shed. Reports on the Fox News channel have been supplemented by the local Fox affiliate, WFXT. They have reported that the “suspect is alive, surrounded, and still moving.” Eye witness estimates report that there were 20 to 30 shots fired. At the time of this writing, it is unknown if Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev has any connection with the home or neighborhood where the suspect has been surrounded. Sources have not stated that the suspect has been apprehended. The suspect is alive, in the boat, and refusing to get out. Authorities are engaged in negotiations with him.
It has not been confirmed that the individual surrounded by police at this time is definitely Tsarnaev. He is being referred to as only “suspect number two.”
This is a developing story, and will be updated as more details are confirmed.
7:55pm EDT – Reports of multiple explosions on the scene. WFXT reporter on the scene is too far away to see anything in the dark, but there have been flashes visible in the direction of 67 Franklin Street. Last word was that 8 to 10 explosions were heard.
7:59pm EDT – From WFXT – Confirmed, the suspect is injured from last night’s fire fight, and the subsequent fleeing of the scene.
8:09pm EDT – Fox News Video
8:12pm EDT – WFXT News Video – Explosions heard in Watertown
8:23pm EDT – WFXT News reporting new video footage of law enforcement personnel assisting families, carrying children away from the area surrounding the scene at 67 Franklin Street. Footage was filmed shortly before nightfall.
8:25pm EDT – Fox News reporting three people in custody for questioning in New Bedford, MA. These individuals are not being called suspects.
8:47pm EDT – Fox News reporting suspect is in custody.
8:56pm EDT – WFXT News reporting suspect is being taken away from the scene in an ambulance.
8:59pm EDT – Mayor Menino’s Response:
The “I’m proud of you” photo was apparently taken when Mayor Menino was broadcasting on the police radio to all personnel.Wake up Right! Subscribe to our Morning Briefing and get the news delivered to your inbox before breakfast!