An infrared video has been released showing the discovery of the boat in which the Boston Marathon bomber suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding in Watertown. Said boat now apparently resembles "Swiss cheese."
Digital Journal reported on the capture of Tsarnaev on April 19. However, now the Boston police have released an infrared video of the discovery of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's hiding place in a boat in the backyard of a house in the Boston suburb of Watertown.
At the time NBC reported that:
"Officials said thermal imaging from helicopters had located someone in a boat in the yard of a home. A senior police official later told NBC News the person was believed to be accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19."
And, of course, it was Tsarnaev indeed. The standoff took a little over two hours to end before the 19-year-old suspect was taken into custody - he was apparently wounded and taken the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Cambridge, just outside Boston, where he is under guard.
According to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick the 19-year-old is "serious but stable. I think not able to communicate yet."
Patrick said on Saturday that he hopes that the suspect survives. "We have a million questions and those questions need to be answered," he added.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Tsarnaev is 'clinging to life' under armed guard in hospital just yards from 11 of his victims that are still being treated.
Boat looks like Swiss cheese
The boat's owner reportedly told his neighbors that the boat Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding in looked like "Swiss cheese" after the shootout with police.
One of the neighbors, who preferred to remain anonymous, said that she had spoken to Henneberry on Friday night, after police took away the suspect.
"He was shellshocked," she said. Apparently Henneberry had lifted the cover on his boat and had actually seen Tsarnaev inside and had then called the authorities.
"He saw that the tarp was open, and that seemed wrong to him, because we've had a pretty harsh winter and the boat had never been undone. He checks on his boat a lot – that's his baby, so that's how he noticed it," she said.
Another neighbor, Rebecca Heavey, 29, lives in the house behind where Tsarnaev was found. She told the media that authorities swarmed over her garden to get to the suspect.
"I just saw all the Swat teams in our backyard with their guns drawn," she said. "We were crawling on our elbows through the house, trying to find a safe place. Our doorbell was ringing and we didn't know who it was, we couldn't see the police. We were terrified."