A day after the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured, the Daily Mail reports that he is “clinging to life” at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the same hospital that is still treating 11 victims that were hurt in the attack. The bombing killed three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injured over 170 more.
The hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects culminated Friday night with the death of 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarvaev and the capture of his younger brother, Dzhokhar in Watertown, Massachusetts. Dzhokhar was found hiding in a man’s boat, bloody after sustaining wounds in a shootout with the police the night prior.
He’s remains in serious condition, but authorities, who will question the suspect without reading his Miranda rights, are eagerly waiting for him to wake up. However, WQAD reports that Dzhokhar suffered from injuries to his throat and may not be able to talk right away. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is one of many who are hoping the suspect survives so questions can be answered and some type of closure can be reached.
“I, and I think all of the law enforcement professionals, are hoping for a host of reasons that the suspect survives, because we have a million questions, and those questions need to be answered,” Patrick said. “There are parts of the investigation, in terms of information and evidence, that still needs to be run to ground.”
The following video is raw footage of the gunfight right before Dzhokhar’s capture:
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