Boston Marathon Suspect Cornered in Backyard Boat
Posted at: 04/19/2013 6:16 PM
| Updated at: 04/20/2013 7:49 AM
WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The surviving suspect in the horrifying attack on the Boston Marathon is being held at a hospital after being captured following a pair of shootouts with police.
Authorities say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in serious condition after a Friday evening arrest that happened only after police lifted a lockdown that had largely paralyzed the Boston area.
Officials say Tsarnaev and his brother set off the twin explosions at Monday's marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 180 others.
Twenty-six-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police earlier Friday.
Authorities say the brothers also killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during their spree.
A Justice Department official says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will not be read his Miranda rights before he's questioned by a special interrogation team.
That official and a second person briefed on the investigation says 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be questioned by a special interrogation team for high-value suspects. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to disclose the information publicly.
The public safety exception permits law enforcement officials to engage in a limited and focused unwarned interrogation of a suspect and allows the government to introduce the statement as evidence in court. The public safety exception is triggered when police officers have an objectively reasonable need to protect the police or the public from immediate danger.
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