Thermal imaging proves useful in locating Boston bombing suspect No. 2

Reliable sources told CBS News that police has used thermal imaging technology to assist in locating Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hiding in a boat in a residential area of Watertown. Massachusetts, Bob Orr reported.

After a massive manhunt that locked down most of Boston metropolitan area, police apprehended suspect No. 2 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The Boston Police Department made the announcement in a twitter message late Friday night.

Dzhokhar was hiding in a boat in the back of a house in Watertown, Massachusetts. The house owner saw blood on his boat. He picked up the canvas cover and saw the suspect lying there

About 7:30 p.m., police surrounded the house. Using thermal sensors, helicopters picked up his movement. After more than an hour of the hostage rescue team trying to communicate with him unsuccessfully, they moved in and captured him.

WBUR’s Fred Thys reports the “19-year-old suspect was bloodied when taken into custody.” NPR’s Richard Knox reports that he was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Dzhokhar’s older brother, whom the FBI identified as suspect 1 in the bombings, was killed in a gun exchange early Friday with police in Watertown, Mass.

For a more detailed discussion on how Thermal Imaging works, visit Secret weapon? How thermal imaging helped catch bomb suspect.

Tamerlan (L) and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, brothers who are tagged alleged April 15 Boston Marathon bombers.

Tamerlan (L) and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, brothers who are tagged alleged April 15 Boston Marathon bombers.

Sources:
Police used thermal imaging to find Boston suspect in boat
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