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Celebrations in Boston after accused bomber detained

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Noisy celebrations erupted on the streets of Boston late Friday after the second suspected bomber of the city's famed marathon was arrested.

Crowds lining streets cheered and applauded police as they packed up equipment and drove away from the house in the suburban town of Watertown where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was detained.

There were also festivities around Boylston Street in central Boston where bombs were left at the marathon finish line on Monday, killing three people and wounding 180.

"Let's Go Boston" and "USA, USA" crowds chanted, with some people climbing on to car roofs while others danced in the streets.

Tsarnaev was found hiding in a motor cruiser in a back garden in Watertown, shortly after authorities had acknowledged that they feared the teenager had got away from the huge manhunt they had set up.

"It has been so tense all week," said neighbor Susan Nolan. "I was so nervous when I heard that the police were planning to pull out and he had not been caught," Nolan added.

Tsarnaev's brother, Tamerlan, was also accused of planting the marathon bombs. He was killed in a shootout with police early Friday.

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