A week of uneasy, unanswered questions came to an end Friday evening as Boston authorities were finally able to capture the only surviving suspect allegedly behind the Boston Marathon bombings, but only after another intense firefight with police. Now the nation looks for answers.
The 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was taken into custody Friday evening just before 9 p.m. The whole city of Boston, along with the surrounding communities of Watertown, Waltham, Newton, Belmont, and Cambridge were ordered to "shelter in place" -- to lock the door and stay inside -- for most of Friday. That order was lifted around 6 p.m. About an hour later, around 7 p.m., a Watertown homeowner noticed something strange about his boat. The tarp covering it had been removed in one place, the cords keeping it down were cut, and there was blood. He called the police immediately, the man's son, Robert Duffy, told the Boston Globe. The man's name, who will surely be lauded as a hero, is currently unknown.
"A man had gone out of his house after being inside the house all day, abiding by our request to stay inside," Edward Davis, Boston police commissioner, explained after Dzhokhar's capture. "He walked outside and saw blood on a boat in the backyard. He then opened the tarp on the top of the boat, and he looked in and saw a man covered with blood. He retreated and called us."