BOSTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is hospitalized in serious condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Saturday. He was found hidden under a tarp over a boat in a backyard in Watertown Friday night.
The discovery capped a long, dramatic day where much of Boston stood still. After a carjacking and police shootout in Watertown — in which Tsarnaev’s older brother, Tamerlan, was killed — authorities asked residents to stay in their homes until they could find the younger brother.
They expanded the “shelter in place” order to other Boston-area communities, suspended public transportation, and then lifted the order Friday at 6 p.m. However, an hour later, a Watertown resident called police to say that a man was hiding in his boat.
Authorities carefully approached the boat, using stun grenades and firing shots before Tsarnaev was taken into custody. Now it’s expected that he will be questioned by a special interrogation team.
WBUR’s Deborah Becker and Bob Oakes were joined by Glenn Carl, a retired CIA interrogator, to discuss interrogation efforts.
Boston Marathon Bombing: Significant Developments:
- Monday, April 15: Bombs at the Marathon finish line kill three and injure hundreds more
- Thursday, April 18: Black hat and white hat: FBI releases photos and video of suspects
- Thursday and Friday, April 18-19: MIT police officer is killed; shootout in Watertown; one suspect dies, other escapes
- Friday, April 19: Manhunt for surviving suspect as Boston area is put on lockdown
- Friday evening, April 19: Lockdown lifted; suspect is located and captured in Watertown
- Monday, April 22: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using a weapon of mass destruction
- Wednesday, May 1: Three college friends of Dzhokhar accused of disposing of backpack
- More Coverage: Boston Marathon Bombings