The police arrested a 19 year-old man last night, suspected of carrying out the bomb attack during the Boston Marathon, along with his older brother, after a day-search that closed the city and turned a working-class suburb into a virtual armed camp. The population could finally sleep calmly.
The progress on the investigation relieved the suburb of Watertown, Boston, where armored vehicles roamed the streets and helicopters flew over the area during the day. Residents and police shouted and cheered when the suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured after a shootout with the police.
President Barack Obama said at the White House that there are still questions about the attack, including whether the two suspects were helped to detonate the bombs, made in pressure cookers and loaded with nails and pellets near the finish line of the famous marathon, which left 3 dead and 176 wounded.
The older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died on Thursday night during a shootout with the police about a mile where yesterday’s capture occurred. The investigation remains open and three people were taken into custody to be questioned about the attacks.
The usually crowded streets of Boston were empty yesterday while the city lived a virtual closure during the search, but after the arrest, an immense peace could be felt and the authorities began to suspend restrictions in a controlled manner.