Posted: Apr 19, 2013 5:32 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Apr 19, 2013 5:43 PM
WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - A law enforcement official says the suspect being hunted in the Boston Marathon bombing is in a boat stored in a Watertown, Mass., neighborhood.
The official said he was briefed on the situation and spoke on condition of anonymity because he's not authorized to discuss it publicly.
The official does not know if Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (JOH'-kahr tsahr-NY'-ev) is dead or alive.
Authorities are telling residents of the area to stay indoors.
The burst of activity came at the end of a tense day in and around Boston, and less than an hour after police announced that they were scaling back the hunt because they had come up empty-handed following an all-day search that sent thousands of SWAT team officers into the streets and paralyzed the metropolitan area.
An alert woman tipped authorities off to something strange about the boat. She reportedly said she saw some blood near the boat. It had been searched once already today and a law enforcement helicopter then flew over it and confirmed, through infrared equipment, that there was a body inside.
A reporter on the scene says he overheard a medic say "he's alive."
Then the call went out for an ambulance.
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