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HindustanTimes Fri,19 Dec 2014

Boston Blasts

Celebrations in Boston after second bomber detained
AFP
Boston, April 20, 2013
First Published: 08:52 IST(20/4/2013)
Last Updated: 08:54 IST(20/4/2013)
Suspect #2, Dzhokhar A Tsarnaev, in the Boston Marathon explosion is pictured in this undated FBI handout photo. Police on Friday killed one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing during a shootout and mounted a house-to-house search for a second man in the suburb of Watertown, Massachusetts. REUTERS

Noisy celebrations erupted on the streets of Boston late Friday after the second suspected bomber of the city's famed marathon was arrested.

Crowds lining streets cheered and applauded police as they packed up equipment and drove away from the house in the suburban town of Watertown where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was detained.

There were also festivities around Boylston Street in central Boston where bombs were left at the marathon finish line on Monday, killing three people and wounding 180.

"Let's Go Boston" and "USA, USA" crowds chanted, with some people climbing on to car roofs while others danced in the streets.

Tsarnaev was found hiding in a motor cruiser in a back garden in Watertown, shortly after authorities had acknowledged that they feared the teenager had got away from the huge manhunt they had set up.

"It has been so tense all week," said neighbor Susan Nolan. "I was so nervous when I heard that the police were planning to pull out and he had not been caught," Nolan added.

Tsarnaev's brother, Tamerlan, was also accused of planting the marathon bombs. He was killed in a shootout with police early Friday.


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