Skip to comments.Boston bombings suspect... Tsarnaev bled for hours from neck, leg wounds, "might not have lived..."
Posted on 04/20/2013 8:06:55 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
More details have emerged about the Friday night capture that brought the intensive manhunt for the Boston bombing suspects to an end. Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, had been hiding in a boat in Watertown, Mass. Authorities responded to a call from a local man late Friday, after he observed that a tarp covering his boat had been disturbed and there was blood in the boat.
The FBI hostage rescue teams (HRT) planned and executed their operation to clear the boat by lobbing "flash-bangs" into it, which forced the young man to climb out, according to CBS News senior correspondent John Miller. Later the agents observed that Dzhokhar had been shot in the neck and in the leg.
Based on "the amount of blood" the homeowner saw in the boat, it is likely Dzhokhar was shot as long as 20 hours before being discovered, Miller said, referring to the battle earlier Thursday that led to the death of the other bombing suspect, Dzhokhar's 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan.
It was a "fierce gun battle with police after the carjacking and the car chase, at which point they were apparently exchanging gun fire, but also throwing homemade grenades and one large satchel bomb at police officers, so he had been bleeding for a long time," Miller said.
In a photo of authorities apprehending Dzhokhar released Friday, a SWAT team medic can be seen administering an "ambu" resuscitation bag to assist him in his breathing. Another photo shows Dzhokhar climbing out of the boat under his own power, following the commands of the HRT (Hostage Rescue Team), and Miller said it is clear from the images that, "this is a guy who was very weak at this point and probably -- had he not been discovered -- he might not have lived."
A Department of Justice official told CBS News that the arresting agents used an exemption clause to the Miranda law, allowing them to first question Tsarnaev on immediate security concerns before reading him his rights.
"In a case when there are exigent circumstances -- public safety is involved," explains Miller, the exception can be invoked to quickly obtain information; namely "are there other explosives? Is there another plot to blow something up? Are there other people?"
Still, the use of the public safety exception is rare. "We almost never see that," Miller said, adding that i was last invoked to question Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called "underwear bomber" on the Christmas Day 2009 flight into Detroit.
In the coming weeks authorities will continue to question Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who Miller calls "an intelligence windfall." He added that the primary questions for Tsarnaev are those posed by President Obama in his addresses to Boston and to the nation throughout the week: "How did you do this? How did you plan this? And did you have help?"
Sounds to me like he'll live. Either to rot in jail for the next 60 years or (more likely) to rot in jail for the next 15 or 20 before they stick a needle in his arm.
Couldn't believe his father said he had a bright future ahead of him. How out of touch was that?
good stories and photos at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html
In a few months he’ll be diagnosed with end-stage prostate cancer, extradited back to Chechnya to die, experience a miraculous recovery, and incite terrorism for another 50 years.
The younger brother probably knows some stuff, but obviously the older brother was the leader for the operation. We need to find out who pulled the older brother’s strings.
I think daddy knows a lot more than he’s letting on. Mommy said the son did a lot of skyping.
You probably have the cancer part right, but I think it’s more likely he’ll be Jack Rubyed.
Notice they haven’t even mentioned computers, cell phones etc..
1st dead bomber had wife and daughter, wife converted to Islam.
Do you think Obama will give an “enough is enough” type speech about Muslims like he did about guns after Sandy hook? Whoa, I can’t breathe...Yeah I better not hold my breath.
Does anyone really believe this fairy tale CBS is passing on?
Frankly, I think he’ll get a very light sentence and be out in no time. He’s going to be presented as someone who was just a follower of his older brother, felt lonely in America, just a poor picked upon Muslim who was trying to express his angst...well, you get the idea.
I seriously doubt that things are going to go badly for him.
Used boat 4 sale. Some wear and tear. No reasonable offer refused.
True, the Newtown school shooter was way ahead of Jihadi 1 and 2 in keeping the feds out of his hard disk, but they still (allegedly) pieced it back together.
Well if we still had execution by electric chair he would have been correct!
Obvious Obama propaganda. This guy isn’t going to spill his guts.
Another photo shows Dzhokhar climbing out of the boat under his own power, following the commands of the HRT (Hostage Rescue Team), and Miller said it is clear from the images that, “this is a guy who was very weak at this point and probably — had he not been discovered — he might not have lived.”
His heart was probably very weak from the loss of blood. He’s lucky he didn’t have heart failure from the stress of just trying to climb out of the boat.
Not at all, from a Jihadi father!
I would think that a good K9 officer could have found him within an hour. Why did it take so long?
re: “In a few months hell be diagnosed with end-stage prostate cancer, extradited back to Chechnya to die, experience a miraculous recovery, and incite terrorism for another 50 years.”
Good point, or, in 12 years he’ll receive a professorship and tenure at one of our universities.
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