Captured: Second Boston Bombing Suspect Caught

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The remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing has been captured.

Boston police took the 19-year-old college student into custody Friday night after a manhunt that left the city in lockdown and his older brother and accomplice dead.

Police announced via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in custody:  "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody."

His brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed early Friday in a furious attempt to escape police.

The brothers are suspects in Monday's bombings, which killed three people and wounded more than 180 others. The men are also suspected of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer in his vehicle late Thursday.

Authorities in Boston had suspended all mass transit and warned close to 1 million people in the entire city and some of its suburbs to stay indoors as the hunt for the remaining suspect went on.

Police spent the day combing communities around Boston for Dzhokhar, following a deadly night's chase.

CBN News has reported on the growing influence or radical Islam in this region of the world. Click here to watch George Thomas' report on man's transformation from terrorist to peace-maker.

These events began with a robbery at a 7-11 in Cambridge, Mass., where a surveillance camera captured images of the brothers, Tamerlan and Jahar Tsarnaev.

Next, the two ambushed and killed an MIT campus safety officer, then car jacked a Mercedes and led police on a wild chase.  It ended in gunfire and the death of the older brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan.
  
On Friday, the younger brother, 19-year-old Jahar, eluded authorities despite a massive search and lockdown in and around Boston.

So, who are these brothers who terrorized and ultimately shut down the city of Boston?
   
Neighbors say they lived in Cambridge, right across the river, and were known for riding bikes and skateboards.  The younger, Jahar, graduated from a prestigious high school and won a scholarship.

"He was just quiet," a friend of Jahar recalled. "I went to school with him. We graduated."
   
Friends don't remember political conversations with the two, although the brothers had previously lived in Chechnya and Dagestan. As CBN News's George Thomas explained, both are hot spots for training up-and-coming jihadists.

"What's happened is that these radical Muslims who used to find solace and a sanctuary in Chechnya have moved to neighboring Dagestan and so today Dagestan is the new epicenter of radical Islam in southern Russia," Thomas said.

Is U.S. citizenship a brass ring for terrorists? Click here for Heather Sells' report.
   
On Friday, the boys' uncle pleaded for the world not to judge all Chechnyans harshly. He said he hasn't seen the two for several years and demanded his young nephew turn himself in.

"Ask for forgiveness from the victims, from the injured and from those left, for forgiveness from these people," he had said.

For more on the origin of the suspects watch interview with Chief International Correspondent Gary Lane following this report.

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