The massive manhunt for suspects in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings ended Friday evening when the city's police department tweeted that it had taken the remaining suspect into custody.
The suspect, identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is one of two brothers believed to be responsible for Monday's bombings, which killed three people and injured 176. His older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died after a shootout with authorities earlier in the day.
The Twitter announcement capped a flurry of updates by media, authorities and citizens as the manhunt unfolded. Authorities sought the media's help disseminating information about the suspects.
Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the area. Stand by for further info.— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013
The police department followed up its initial tweet with a more enthusiastic dispatch about Tsarnaev's capture.
CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013
And a more sober one about the lives lost since Monday's bombings:
In our time of rejoicing, let us not forget the families of Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu, Krystle Campbell and Officer Sean Collier.— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013
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