A long line of local, state, and FBI vehicles are leaving the scene amidst a throng of cheering, waving residents. The cops respond by flashing their blue lights and popping their sirens.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, has been captured alive in the backyard of a Watertown home where he was hiding in a covered boat. An ambulance has taken him to Mount Auburn Hospital.
Shelley Murphy of the Globe reports that the suspect is being taken to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, which has a Level 1 trauma unit -- an indication that he may have lost a lot of blood or is badly injured.
There were gasps, then a small ripple of applause, as word of the capture of the second Boston Marathon suspect spread among passengers waiting at the airport in Tampa, Fla., for a JetBlue flight to Boston, according to Eric Bauer of the Boston.com staff. Passengers had been closely following the manhunt, checking their phones, sharing laptops, and talking with friends and relatives at home as they watched police close in on 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
"Thank God we got him." - Boston Mayor Tom Menino
State Police at press conference; We are so grateful to be here right now. For the victims, for police officer who lost his life, another who almost did; for the people in this neighborhood. we are exhausted, but we have a victory here tonightl.
Gov.: On behalf of the victims who died, the hundreds who were hurt, I want to say how grateful I am to all of law enforcement who worked so hard together - together - to come to this resolution.
Gov: Because of all these professionals who brought their A game, we have a suspect in custody tonight.
Carmen Ortiz, US Attorney: We have to evaluate a tremendous amount of evidence and then file charges. Thank everyone for working so hard, so committed, putting their lives on the line.
Mayor Menino: Thank you, thank you, thank you, to the law enforcement officials for all working together.
Mayor Menino: People in the Greater Boston area will be able to sleep tonight.
FBI: It seems like a month since Boston Marathon bombings, yet it has been just five days.
FBI: This was truly an intense investigation. As a result of that, justice is being served for the victims.
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis: Four days ago, my city was ruthlessly attacked. There's no explanation for the savagery of that.
Davis: But I got to see what Boston police and emergency personnel help those injured, even putting out a man on fire with bare hands.
Davis: The citizens of this city have been incredible -- patient, endured heartache and aggravation.
Watertown police chief: To see so many agencies work together has been really great. To the people in Watertown: the community stood strong - you've done everything and more that we've asked. I'm extremely proud.
ATF: The prayers of every ATF employee will go out to the victims.