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Boston Marathon bombing suspect in custody after standoff

Authorities near Boston successfully took the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect into custody late Friday afternoon after a violent standoff that saw yet another gun battle with police, authorities said.

WATERTOWN, Mass. — Authorities near Boston successfully took the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect into custody late Friday afternoon after a violent standoff that saw yet another gun battle with police, authorities said.

The suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was pinned down by authorities in the back yard of a home in the Boston suburb of Watertown, Mass. -- which is where the violent confrontation occurred overnight that ended in the death of the other bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26.

Law enforcement officials told various media outlets that the suspect was located hiding in a small boat in the back yard of a home on Franklin Street. Late word Friday evening from officials on the scene is that Tsarnaev was wounded, but was taken alive. (Click here to see the home on Google Maps)

Police and emergency vehicles swarmed Watertown, Mass. immediately after a barrage of gunfire erupted in the neighborhood just before 7 p.m. local time. SWAT-type police squads were also seen canvassing the area.

One law enforcement official at the scene earlier told one journalist to "get behind something solid."  Law enforcement officials said they took things extremely cautiously, as the suspects had previously been in possession of explosives.

The Boston Globe also reported Friday evening that Tsarnaev might have been wearing a so-called "suicide vest" laden with explosives.

More gunfire was heard in the neighborhood just before 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

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