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?"
“or (more likely) to rot in jail for the next 15 or 20 before they stick a needle in his arm.”
McVeigh was executed six years after the Oklahoma City Bombing.
Another citizen hero!
Haven’t been paying attention, have you?
Older brother joined jihad in 2009 (according to Uncle). Older brother had 6 months of terrorist training. As far as we know the younger had none. The old brother ran into gunfire, the younger surrendered. The older brother studied engineering, the younger was pre-med.
Lol. Don’t know but it will definitely have to be disclosed and will also impact the value and actually other houses close to it.
It will take an ACLU lawyer about an hour to get a loony judge to agree that the public safety exemption was a ruse and declare all his information tainted. Remember, Obamaâs pal, Bomber Ayersâ, was let go on a technicality too.He might never see a day of jail time and go right to Columbia.
How much more information does government need? What are they looking for they don't already know?
The family has already been questioned regarding possible terrorist activities in the past and one of these foreign criminals should have been deported at other crimes committed in the U.S. in 2009.
In addition, what kind of terrorist set off bombs in broad daylight, with cameras everywhere, and then walk a few blocks away and goes home?
Just guessing, but this does not seem too sophisticated.
On the bright side, bacon loving Americans.
As I recall, McVeigh waived a lot of appeals.
‘Good point, or, in 12 years hell receive a professorship and tenure at one of our universities.’
He can pal around with a future Democrat president....
Seems like there’s plenty of evidence. His confession isn’t needed so lack of Mirandizing couldn’t spring him.
I figured that if he was not caught, you could follow the concentration of flies in a few days to his body.
Turn him over to Putin’s folks and let them interrogate him. I expect they can be a bit more ‘efficient’.
That is a very good question. Really, if the homeowner hadn't searched his own backyard, the guy might not have been located. Apparently the LEOs didn't do even a cursory walk through search of the area. Yet they had nearly unlimited resources present, and certainly could have walked through Franklin street yards. A quick look at Google or Bing aerial data indicates that the area where terrorist #2 was found was close to the firefight, accessible by someone on foot, and a good hiding area.
Also, if he was really bleeding as much as has been reported, then it is surprising the LEO guys couldn't track him, particularly with canine teams.
Amid all the congratulations and back patting somebody should stand up and say that the terrorist was really captured because a civilian went out and searched his own yard. A great example of how security comes more from alert and prepared civilians than it ever does from the government.
McVeigh didn’t want to appeal, he wanted it done.
McVeigh was charged, sentenced and executed under Federal law. No federal crime I am aware of in this case; probably be state prosecution. I don’t believe MA has the death penalty. He did, however, kill an MA cop, or was a full accessory to it.
He’ll never get out of prison.
What orders? The fools didn’t even have money to get out of town. And they certainly didn’t show intelligence or have support in their escape attempt. The younger fool showed up at school. What orders?
You might elaborate on that a bit. Tell us about this CBS fairy tale.
How about a Republican president?
After 911 Bush allowed into the U.S. more Muslims than the previous two decades...
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