WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will speak from the White House Friday night following the capture of a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.
Nineteen-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been holed up in a boat in a Watertown, Mass., neighborhood. His older brother was killed earlier Friday in a furious attempt to escape police.
Obama was briefed on the situation throughout the day by Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director Robert Mueller and other national security officials.
The president had been following Friday night's developments from his residence. As law enforcement closed in on the suspect, he returned to the Oval Office, where Mueller informed him by phone that the man had been taken into custody.