The fugitive Boston Marathon bombing suspect is alive and in custody.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured just moments ago following a massive manhunt in Watertown, Mass. He had evaded capture since late last night.
NBC News reports that the wanted Boston bombing suspect was found pinned down in the boat, the cover of which showed a tear and blood stain.
Law enforcement sources said police had seen the suspect moving from a State Police helicopter, then confirmed the report with infrared technology.
They were alerted to his presence by a Watertown resident who saw the blood, observed moment inside the boat, retreated to the house and called 911.
Authorities then formed a perimeter around the property. As they moved in, they observed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sit up, and after using “flash bang” stun grenades to disorient and distract him, took him into custody.
Officers were acting with extreme caution because they remained concerned that the suspect might be wearing a suicide bomb vest, a source said.
Within the last hour, NBC News reported that there was a fire in the boat the bombing suspect was hiding in and that the suspect was bleeding heavily.
Authorities in Boston suspended all mass transit and warned close to a million people in the entire city and some of its suburbs to stay indoors today.