State Police at press conference; We are so grateful to be here right now. For the victims, for police officer who lost his life, another who almost did; for the people in this neighborhood. we are exhausted, but we have a victory here tonightl.
Gov.: On behalf of the victims who died, the hundreds who were hurt, I want to say how grateful I am to all of law enforcement who worked so hard together - together - to come to this resolution.
Gov: Because of all these professionals who brought their A game, we have a suspect in custody tonight.
Boston Athletic Association expresses thanks to law enforcement community via its Boston Marathon Facebook page:
The B.A.A. joins all citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in thanking the federal, state and city law enforcement community for the resolution of today's manhunt. BOSTON Stands As One!
At this time, we remember Martin Richard, 8; Krystle Campbell, 29; Lingzi Lu, 23; and Officer Sean Collier, 26. We also remember all of those injured on Monday, and their families.
President Obama: We owe a debt of gratitude to all our law enforcement officials.
Obama: We send our condolences ot the Collier family, who lost their son Sean, police officer at MIT.
Obama: Whatever hateful agenda drove these men to these hateful acts cannot prevail. They failed because of the people of Boston. We will not break the bonds that hold us together as Americans.
Obama: Our nation, and the city of Boston, welcomes people from all over the world. So as we continue to learn more about how and why this tragedy happened, let's maintain this spirit.
Obama: Don't forget the tight-knit community in West, Texas that also experienced a terrible tragedy. They will have the resources they need to recover.
Obama: we have the strength and resiliency to overcome these challenges and move forward - one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
AP update from 2:57 p.m.:
Gov: Bombing suspect seriously hurt but stable
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is in serious but stable condition and likely can't communicate yet.
Patrick spoke outside Fenway Park after appearing in a pregame ceremony at Saturday afternoon's Red Sox game.
Two bombs exploded at the finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon, killing three people. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was killed during Thursday night's manhunt. More than 180 people were injured in the explosions.
Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) was killed Friday. His brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar (joh-KHAR') Tsarnaev, was captured later Friday inside a boat parked in a Watertown backyard after a furious search. He is recovering at a Boston hospital guarded by armed officers.
Patrick says he thinks the suspect is "not able to communicate yet."
Boston bomb suspects' sister holed up in NJ home
WEST NEW YORK, N.J. (AP) — A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was holed up in her northern New Jersey home on Saturday, as she worked through her grief and considered addressing the allegations against her brothers.
Police continued to stand guard at the West New York apartment building where Ailina Tsarnaeva lives with her husband and baby, and authorities say officers will remain at the site indefinitely for her protection.
West New York Police Director Michael Indri spoke briefly with Tsarnaeva inside her apartment Saturday. Upon leaving the three-story building, he told reporters she was grieving and appeared to have been crying.
"She's grieving, grieving, grieving for her family and for this whole horrific ordeal, for the people as well," Indri said.
Indri also said Tsarnaeva is considering making a statement in the coming days, but it's unclear when that may happen.
Tsarnaeva told federal agents on Friday she had not been in contact with her brothers for years. They removed a computer, electronics and other items from the apartment.
Her brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed in a shootout with police outside Boston. Her younger brother, Dzhokhar, was taken into custody Friday evening after a manhunt that left the Boston metropolitan area nearly paralyzed.
On Friday, she spoke through a barely open door to News12 New Jersey and The Star-Ledger, telling them she was sorry for the families that lost loved ones "the same way I lost my loved one."
"He was a great person," the woman said of her dead brother. "I thought I knew him. I never would have expected that from him. He is a kind and loving man. The cops took his life away just the same way he took others' lives away, if that's even true. At the end of the day, no one knows the truth."
Public defenders will represent bomb suspect
Denise Lavoie,AP Legal Affairs Writer
BOSTON (AP) — Federal public defenders have agreed to represent the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Miriam Conrad, the federal defender for Massachusetts, says her office expects to represent Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-KHAR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) after he is charged.
Tsarnaev remained hospitalized Saturday after being wounded in a firefight with police Friday. His brother was killed.
Conrad says she believes Dzhokhar should have a lawyer appointed as soon as possible because there are "serious issues regarding possible interrogation."
U.S. officials said a special interrogation team for high-value suspects would question him without reading him his Miranda rights, under a public safety exception that exists to protect police and the public from immediate danger. Miranda rights include the right to remain silent and the right to have a lawyer.