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Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Unable to Speak, Answer Questions Due to Possible Throat Injury

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The surviving Tsarnaev brother, Dzokhar, may have suffered an injury to his throat while being pursued by police on Friday. He is currently in “serious but stable condition” at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, said an anonymous CNN source.

Police caught up with the Tsarnaev brothers, suspects in the marathon bombings, in the early hours of Friday morning after a violent shoot out occurred in a quiet neighborhood outside of Boston.

During the shootout, Dzokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev shot at and threw a bomb at the police. The elder brother, Tamerlan, was seized by police after he ran out of ammo, which was when the younger brother charged at the police and Tamerlan in the Mercedes. The police jumped out of the way but Tamerlan did not and was run over by his brother and later died.

Boston was put on lockdown for nearly 24 hours while police pursued the second suspect, believed to be highly dangerous and carrying explosives. It wasn’t until the lockdown was lifted that Watertown resident David Henneberry stepped out into his backyard and saw his boat tarp flapping in the wind. Taking a closer look, Henneberry saw that a retention strap was cut and there was a pool of blood under the tarp, and so quickly called 911.

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Within minutes of the lockdown getting lifted, Dzokhar was surrounded. Using a robot, the police lifted the boat tarp off the boat all the while watching the suspect with a thermal imaging camera from above. Another shootout took place and Dzokhar was seized by police and taken into custody.

Dzokhar was then transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he is currently intubated and under heavy guard. 

Sources: CNN, Christian Science Monitor