Dzhokhar Tsarnaev captured alive: Boston bombing suspect in police custody

Law enforcement agencies joined forces to launch a massive manhunt to capture Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in Monday’s Boston Marathon attack.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev captured
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev captured alive, now in police custody
Reports said the 19-year-old suspected bomber had eluded arrest after fleeing from police on foot Friday following his abandonment of a vehicle in the Boston suburb of Watertown.

A police chase and shootout left Dzhokhar’s older brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, dead. The incident took place hours after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a surveillance video and photos of the suspects.

News organizations have confirmed from the justice department that in 2012, alleged jihadist Tamerlan traveled to Moscow in January and returned to the US in July.

Tamerlan, who reportedly had a wife and a baby, was a student at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and was a Golden Gloves boxer, according to a Yahoo! News report.

His family originated from the war-torn Russian republic of Chechnya. As refugees, they reportedly fled to nearby Kyrgyzstan and eventually immigrated to the United States about a decade ago.

There was no sign that the suspect was radical, his relatives and former classmates reportedly told media. He was remembered as an intelligent and approachable person.

Reports said Dzhokhar, bombing suspect number 2, posted links to pro-Chechnyan independence websites on his social media profile, and listed his world view as “Islam.”

In a Twitter status message posted Wednesday, two days after the deadly Boston Marathon explosions, Dzhokhar said “I’m a stress free kind of guy.”

Authorities had positively identified Dzhokhar who hid in a boat in a home backyard located at 67 Franklin Street in Watertown.

On Friday at 8:44 p.m. local time, Boston police said Dzhokhar has been captured alive and is now in custody.