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Boston blasts: Police await answers from suspect

Published on Apr 22, 2013 10:25 AM

BOSTON (AFP) - Police were seeking answers from the seriously wounded surviving Boston bombing suspect, amid reports he was responding in writing to questions due to throat injuries.

Investigators who had been waiting to interrogate Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, since his capture on Friday are trying to determine whether his neck wound was self-inflicted in a suicide attempt, USA Today quoted a federal law enforcement official as saying.

A law enforcement official told AFP on Sunday that counterterrorism agents trained in interrogating "high-value" detainees had been waiting to question Tsarnaev at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where some of the 180 people wounded in the April 15 twin blasts are also being treated.

Boston Police Department Commissioner Ed Davis had earlier told reporters that Tsarnaev was in "critical but stable condition," and had not yet been interrogated.

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