Here's the AP report from Monday:
The surviving suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, remained in serious condition in a hospital with a wound to his neck[...]Tsarnaev remained hospitalized and unable to speak, with a gunshot wound to the throat.New York's Daily News, along with others in MSM reported it might have been a suicide attempt:
Authorities believe Tsarnaev may have tried to shoot himself before he was taken into custody Friday night because of the trajectory and location of the bullet wound in his neck, a source familiar with the investigation said Sunday.
The shot was fired at close range, the source said, suggesting the wound was self-inflicted.Here's Israel's Haaretz internet site reporting on the throat wound suffered by Tsarnaev:
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sustained heavy wounds to throat, says Israeli director of the Boston hospital where the 19-year-old suspect is held..But watch the fascinating CNN clip below, the group being interviewed by CNN's Anderson Cooper is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority SWAT team that actually went in and grabbed Tsarnev from the boat. Pay particular attention at the 4:50 mark, at that point SWAT team member Campbell describes the throat wound. He calls it a small cut, like a knife cut. He then goes on to speculate that it might have been from shrapnel. Notice the members of the SWAT team behind Campbell and the way they look at each other when Campbell is describing the wound. (And also note that CNN turns to still photographs which cover up the remainder of the SWAT member reactions) They clearly have a problem with what Campbell is saying. Is that because they saw the wound differently or because they were told not to discuss the throat wound? Clearly ,Campbell is somehow not talking the party line here.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may never speak again, according to the Israeli director of the Boston hospital where Tsarnaev is being treated.
Tsarnaev, 19, was wounded in his throat, Kevin Ilan Tabb of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, told Ynet.
Tabb is a board member of Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem, where he studied medicine and completed his residency.
"Unfortunately, I have had a lot of experience with these types of injuries after years of treating people injured in terror attacks in Israel," Tabb, 49, told Ynet. "We have a few Israeli doctors in the emergency room, and the director of the ER is also Israeli. But most of the physicians at the hospital are not Israeli, and they functioned exceptionally well."
Now, MSM is reporting that the Boston bomber was unarmed when he was in the boat. Here's WaPo:
Although police feared he was heavily armed, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing had no firearms when he came under a barrage of police gunfire that struck the boat where he was hiding, according to multiple federal law enforcement officials.
So this would tend to support Campbell's description of the wound as a SMALL knife-type wound. The bomber had no firearms, so it wasn't a self-inflicted gunshot wound. So why are the other SWAT members reacting as though Campbell is saying something that he shouldn't?