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First 3 Officers Sought Backup After Spotting Movement In Watertown Boat

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BOSTON (AP) — The first three policemen to approach the boat where the second suspected Boston marathon bomber was hiding say they backed off after movement inside led them to call for reinforcements.

The boat where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found and captured in Watertown. (Photo courtesy: Massachusetts State Police)

The boat where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found and captured in Watertown. (Photo courtesy: Massachusetts State Police)

Boston Police Superintendent William Evans, Lt. Paul O’Connor and Detective Lt. Robert Mener said at a news conference Tuesday they approached the boat in a Watertown backyard just after a call the suspect might be there.

Evans says they saw movement that looked like the suspect wanted to poke a hole in the tarp covering the boat or get a handgun free. That’s when they called for FBI tactical units and officers flooded the area.

Evans said 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, didn’t respond to initial attempts to communicate. But he said after the FBI team used stun grenades to subdue him, Tsarnaev gave himself up.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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