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(AP Photo/Bill Richard). This undated photo provided by Bill Richard shows his son, Martin Richard, in Boston. (AP Photo/Bill Richard). This undated photo provided by Bill Richard shows his son, Martin Richard, in Boston.
Krystle Campbell, 29, was killed on April 15, 2013 in the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (Facebook) Krystle Campbell, 29, was killed on April 15, 2013 in the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (Facebook)
Left: Tamerlanr Tsarnaev, suspect killed by law enforcement. Right: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19-year-old suspect taken into custody Friday night. Left: Tamerlanr Tsarnaev, suspect killed by law enforcement. Right: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19-year-old suspect taken into custody Friday night.

ALBANY, N.Y. – The second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings remains hospitalized after being taken into custody, investigators eagerly awaiting the moment when they will finally be able to conduct an interview with the injured man.

Weary officials lifted a daylong order that had kept residents in their homes, saying it was fruitless to keep an entire city locked down. Then a Watertown resident called police around 7 p.m. Friday, saying he noticed blood on the boat parked in his backyard and saw a body inside - the wounded 19-year-old college student known the world over as "Suspect No. 2." 

Less than an hour after authorities lifted the lockdown, they tracked down Dzhokhar holed up in the boat, weakened by a gunshot wound after fleeing on foot from the overnight shootout with police that left 200 spent rounds behind.

Police tried to persuade the suspect to get out of the boat, said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. "He was not communicative," Davis said.

Instead, he said, there was an exchange of gunfire, and after about two hours, officers went to the boat and took Dzhokhar into custody about a mile from the site of the shootout that killed his brother.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's capture touched off raucous celebrations in and around Boston, with chants of "USA, USA" as residents flooded the streets in relief and jubilation after four tense days since twin explosions ripped through the marathon's crowd at the finish line, killing three people and wounding more than 180.

Police on scene were cheering and giving eachother a thumbs up as Dzhokhar was taken into custody.

The 19-year-old - whose older brother and alleged accomplice was killed earlier Friday morning in a wild shootout in suburban Boston - was in serious condition Sunday at a hospital protected by armed guards, and he was unable to be questioned to determine his motives. U.S. officials said a special interrogation team for high-value suspects would question him without reading him his Miranda rights, invoking a rare public safety exception triggered by the need to protect police and the public from immediate danger.

President Barack Obama said there are many unanswered questions about the Boston bombings, including whether the two men had help from others. He urged people not to rush judgment about their motivations.

The city of Boston was at a stand-still as authorities hunt for 19-year-old college student Dzhokhar Tsarnaev; his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed in a furious getaway attempt overnight after killing 26-year-old Sean Collier, an MIT police officer while he was responding to a report of a disturbance.

The ethnic Chechen brothers, who had lived in Dagestan, which neighbors Chechnya in southern Russia, were identified by law enforcement and various family members. The two had been in the U.S. for about a decade, according to their uncle.

"Dzhokhar, if you are alive, turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness," said his uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, during a press conference.

Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, and wounded 176 casualties after two bombs exploded Monday afternoon near the Boston Marathon's finish line.

The first explosion occurred on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the finish line, and the second just 100 yards away 10 seconds later. When the blasts occurred, 17,000 athletes had already finished the marathon. But only four hours into the race, and just two hours after the men's winner was declared, thousands were still running.

The surrounding area was thrown into chaos as first responders rushed to help those injured in the blast. Initial photos from the blast sites relayed the shocking horror of the scene to the world as blood stained streets and severely injured victims were captured and quickly shared on social media sites.

"My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. Thank you," said Bill Richard, Martin's father, in a statement.

Krystle Campbell, 29, of Medford, Mass. was also killed. Her father told the Associated Press that she had gone with her best friend to take a picture of the friend's boyfriend crossing the finish line on Monday afternoon.

William Campbell says his daughter, who worked at a restaurant in nearby Arlington, was "very caring, very loving person, and was daddy's little girl." He says the loss has devastated the family. A R.I.P. Krystle Campbell page has been started on Facebook.

A Boston University graduate student from China is the third victim killed in the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

The Boston University statement says the student was with two friends who were watching the race at the finish line, not far from campus. One of the friends, also a graduate student at the university, was injured and is at Boston Medical Center in stable condition.

On Wednesday afternoon, police and reporters converged on the federal courthouse in Boston on Wednesday amid conflicting reports of whether a suspect was in custody. But FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Boston said no arrests had been made.

Police have secured all area surveillance cameras and are working to process them. The FBI was not aware of any threat before explosions. Certified explosive specialists, bomb techs and K9's all working crime scene which has been reduced from 15 blocks to 12 blocks, as officials work to have everyone's lives resume back to as normal as possible.

Hospital officials confirmed that many of the victim's injuries were to their lower extremities and that several amputations had been performed. A number of patients will require repeat surgeries in the coming days.

One Troy native, Toni Rubino, witnessed the chaos firsthand.

"All of a sudden, it got very loud; a lot of sirens people running and law enforcement running toward the scene as we were trying to run away from it. We are all just here counting our blessings to be honest," Rubino said.

FBI officials said that remnants of black nylon, bb's and nails were found and that a pressure cooker was also found nearby. They believe the items could have been inside the pressure cooker.

Photographs and video released by the FBI on Thursday show the two brothers walking with a few feet between them, with backpacks on. A later photo shows the younger brother, Tamerlan, running from one of the explosions, no longer carrying his backpack.

Another incident reported at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Columbia Point, Mass. was initially believed to be related to the two explosions. Boston's Police Commissioner Ed Davis later confirmed the incident was actually a fire, and officials do not believe it is related to the race explosions.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.

NEWSCENTER has a crew on scene and will continue to keep you updated.

 


A glance at the search for Boston bomb suspects:

- At 5:10 p.m. Thursday, investigators of the bombings release photographs and video of two suspects. They ask for the public's help in identifying the men.
    
- Around 10:20 p.m., shots are fired on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, just outside Boston.
    
- At 10:30 p.m., an MIT campus police officer who was responding to a disturbance is found shot multiple times in his vehicle, apparently in a confrontation with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. He is later pronounced dead.
    
- Shortly afterward, two armed men reportedly carjack a Mercedes SUV in Cambridge. A man who was in the vehicle is held for about a half hour and then released unharmed at a gas station on Memorial Drive in Cambridge.
    
- Police soon pursue the carjacked vehicle in Watertown, just west of Cambridge.
    
- Some kind of explosive devices are thrown from the vehicle in an apparent attempt to stop police. The carjackers and police exchange gunfire. A transit police officer is seriously injured. One suspect, later identified as Suspect No. 1 in the marathon bombings, is critically injured and later pronounced dead.
    
- Authorities launch a manhunt for the other suspect.
    
- Around 1 a.m. Friday, gunshots and explosions are heard in Watertown. Dozens of police officers and FBI agents converge on a Watertown neighborhood. A helicopter circles overhead.
    
- Around 4:30 a.m., Massachusetts state and Boston police hold a short outdoor news briefing. They tell people living in that section of eastern Watertown to stay in their homes. They identify the carjackers as the same men suspected in the marathon bombings. Overnight, police also release a photograph of a man believed to be Suspect No. 2, apparently taken from store video earlier in the evening at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Cambridge. He is wearing a gray hoodie-style sweatshirt.
    
- Around 5:50 a.m. authorities urge residents in Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge, Arlington and the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of Boston to stay indoors. All mass transit is shut down.
    
- Around 6:35 a.m., The Associated Press reports that the bomb suspects are from a Russian region near Chechnya and lived in the United States for at least a year.
    
- Around 6:45 a.m., The Associated Press identifies the surviving Boston bomb suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, who has been living in Cambridge.
    
- Around 8 a.m., Boston's police commissioner says all of Boston must stay in their homes as the search for the surviving suspect in the bombings continues.
    
- Around 8:40 a.m., a U.S. law enforcement official and the uncle of the suspects confirm that the name of the slain suspect is Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's older brother.
    
- Around 10:20 a.m., Connecticut State Police say a gray Honda CRV believed to be linked to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been recovered in Boston.
    
- Around 10:35 a.m., the University Of Massachusetts Dartmouth says it has closed its campus and orderd an evacuation after confirming that missing marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is registered there. The school says it closed the campus "out of an abundance of caution" as the search continued.

- Around 11:30 a.m., Massachusetts State Police explain that the brothers suspected in the bombings were in the Honda CRV when they carjacked the Mercedes SUV. For a while, each drove one of the two vehicles, but then ditched the Honda and reunited in the Mercedes.

- Around 12:35 p.m., state police in Watertown say officers are searching door-to-door but still have not found the bombing suspect.

- Around 6:30 p.m., Massachusetts Gov. Patrick Deval announces that mass transit is resuming and the "stay indoors" order is being lifted even though one suspect remains on the lam. State police say that suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, fled on foot and there is indication he has a vehicle. They believe he is still in the state because of his ties to the area.
    
-Around the time the order is lifted, a flurry of gunfire breaks out in the same community that was being searched. Law enforcement officials locate Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a boat parked behind a home.
    
-Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is taken into custody by police at approximately 8:45 p.m. Spontaneous applause breaks out among police and onlookers surrounding the scene and residents take to the streets to cheer police.


Information:

Phone line for families looking for victims: #617-635-4500

Tip line for witnesses: 1-800-494-tips and 1-800-Call-FBI

Google Person Finder for Boston Marathon: http://google.org/personfinder/2013-boston-explosions

Track runners online:  http://raceday.baa.org/individual.html

Albany Running Exchange updating local people at the Boston Marathon who are reported to be okay:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/47999973601/

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