People on Boylston street at memorial for victims. Let’s see what charges they come up with for Tsarnaev.
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been drifting in and out of consciousness, a U.S. law-enforcement official said, and officials said his serious medical condition has prevented federal agents from interrogating him.
Justice Department officials had hoped to charge Mr. Tsarnaev, 19 years old, as soon as Sunday afternoon with the Boston Marathon bombings, but the timing of such charges remains uncertain.
Mr. Tsarnaev is being treated for a gunshot wound in the throat, among other injuries, officials said. He is listed in serious condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. Authorities believe he was shot early Friday morning in a firefight with police officers that killed his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who authorities say was the other bomber last Monday.
The federal High Value Detainee Interrogation Group, a specialized interrogation team led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, is on standby in case Mr. Tsarnaev becomes capable of communicating, even if only in writing, officials said.