Tsarnaev Hospitalized in Serious Condition

5:45 AM, Apr 20, 2013   |    comments
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Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - The surviving suspect in the horrifying attack on the Boston Marathon is being held at a hospital after being captured following a pair of shootouts with police.

Authorities say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in serious condition after an arrest that happened only after police lifted a lockdown that had largely paralyzed the Boston area.

Officials say Tsarnaev and his brother set off the twin explosions at Monday's marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 180 others.

Twenty-six-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police earlier Friday.

Authorities say the brothers also killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during their spree.

A Justice Department official says the Boston Marathon bombing suspect will not be read his Miranda rights because the government is invoking a public safety exception.

That official and a second person briefed on the investigation say Tsarnaev will be questioned by a special interrogation team for high-value suspects. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to disclose the information publicly.

The public safety exception permits law enforcement officials to engage in a limited and focused unwarned interrogation of a suspect and allows the government to introduce the statement as evidence in court. The public safety exception is triggered when police officers have an objectively reasonable need to protect the police or the public from immediate danger.

Celebrations erupted in Boston and beyond as the capture of the remaining marathon bombing suspect was announced in a tweet from police.

In the neighborhood where Tsarnaev engaged in a firefight with police while hiding out in a parked boat, dozens of people at a police barricade cheered and applauded as law enforcement officers and emergency responders left the scene.

The jubilation was widespread. The mayor of Boston tweeted, "We got him!" And at the home of the New York Mets, fans leapt to their feet and cheered.

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