Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect in Custody: Country Stars React
The second Boston Marathon bombing suspect is alive and in police custody tonight (April 19). Dzokhar A. Tsarnaev was captured after a gun fire and a stand off just outside a residence in Watertown, Mass. As the news broke, country music stars like Lee Brice and Charlie Daniels celebrated and praised law enforcement.
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
Multiple reports indicate cheering could be heard throughout the neighborhood as Tsarnaev was taken away. CBS news reports he was transported from the scene by ambulance. Earlier in the night, ABC news was reporting the owner of the home stepped outside after the area-wide lockdown was lifted and spotted blood on his 44-foot boat. The owner then alerted authorities and the manhunt centered on the watercraft, which was covered for the winter. It is believed he was hiding there for much of the past 18 hours.
Tsarnaev escaped on foot after Thursday night's shootings which resulted in the death of an MIT police officer. His brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in that shootout. The 19-year-old suspect was the one in the white hat in pictures distributed by the F.B.I. The extent of his injuries is not clear at this moment.
— Lee Brice (@leebrice) April 20, 2013
Congrats to all law enforcement in Boston for bringing this monster in alive! Let's turn him loose in center field at the next Red Sox game.
— John Rich (@johnrich) April 20, 2013
Here here Watertown Mass for being so observant and helping to kill/capture the suspects in the recent bombing! #USA USA USA USA USA USA!!!
— Heidi Newfield (@heidinewfield) April 20, 2013
Proud of the Boston PD & FBI for bringing this SOB to justice.
— James Otto (@jamesotto) April 20, 2013
He's in custody and alive...
— Martina McBride (@martinamcbride) April 20, 2013
They got em bothOne deadOne aliveHats off to the police,the F B I and all the law enforcement agencies Involved.Thank God it's over
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) April 20, 2013
— Jimmy Wayne (@JimmyWayne) April 20, 2013
Been a hard day on the bus watching all this, but the happiest I've ever been walking off stage to the news in Boston...
— David Nail (@davidnail) April 20, 2013