Bombing Suspect in Serious Condition, Heavily Guarded in Hospital - NECN

Bombing Suspect in Serious Condition, Heavily Guarded in Hospital



    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is still in no shape to be interrogated; new video shows shootout in Watertown, boat where suspect was captured (Published Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014)

    (NECN/AP) - The Massachusetts State Police released new video on Saturday showing aerial footage of the boat where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lay hidden during the standoff with police on Friday night, which ended with the Boston Marathon bombing suspect being captured.

    There is also new home video of the standoff taken by a neighbor two doors down from the Watertown, Mass., backyard where Tsarnaev was taken into custody.

    Tsarnaev remained hospitalized in serious condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston under heavy guard Saturday - apparently in no shape to be interrogated - as investigators tried to establish the motive for the deadly attack and the scope of the plot.

    There was no immediate word on when Tsarnaev might be charged and what those charges would be. The twin bombings Monday near the finish line of the race killed three people and wounded more than 180.
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev are also accused of killing MIT police officer Sean Collier on Thursday night. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was later killed after a shootout with police early Friday morning in Watertown.

    The most serious charge available to federal prosecutors would be the use of a weapon of mass destruction to kill people, which carries a possible death sentence. Massachusetts does not have the death penalty.

    An Associated Press report is used in this story.