Boston suspect reportedly responding to questions in writing

Despite a serious throat wound, officials say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is beginning to answer questions

Published April 22, 2013 3:25PM (EDT)

Dzhokar Tsarnaev                                  (FBI)
Dzhokar Tsarnaev (FBI)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect in the bombings at the Boston Marathon, is reportedly beginning to respond to investigators questions by writing down answers, due to a serious wound to his throat that is preventing him from speaking.

NBC News reports:

Nearly 48 hours after he was taken into custody following an intense gun battle and manhunt, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was communicating with a special team of federal investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. He was responding to questions mostly in writing because of the throat wound, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The suspect remains in serious condition.

The throat wound may be the result of a suicide attempt, investigators said.

By Jillian Rayfield

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