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CNN airs, then suppresses police comments about surviving suspect

Joe Kovacs  –

Was Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old suspect in this month’s bombing at the Boston Marathon, actually shot in the neck as news reports have suggested?

Or did he merely suffer a cut on his throat?

A televised interview with the SWAT team that caught the accused terrorist is raising new questions.

Until now, news media have indicated Tsarnaev likely suffered a gunshot wound to his throat.

New York’s Newsday reported, “Authorities believe Tsarnaev may have tried to shoot himself before he was taken into custody Friday night [April 19] because of the trajectory and location of the bullet wound in his neck, a source familiar with the investigation said. The shot was fired at close range, the source said, suggesting the wound was self-inflicted.”

The Boston Herald reported Tsarnaev “survived bullets to the head, neck and hand.”

However, during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, the police SWAT team which apprehended Tsarnaev voiced a different view of the teen’s injury.

“I did see a throat injury. To me it looked more like a knife wound,” said Officer Jeff Campbell of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Transit Police SWAT Unit.

“It wasn’t a puncture hole. It was a slice where it was spread open, possibly a piece of shrapnel from one of the explosives that they were using the night before. It didn’t look like a bullet wound to me. It looked like a cut of some kind.”

Campbell held his fingers on the right side of his neck to demonstrate where the wound was specifically located.

Curiously, though, when CNN posted that interview online on YouTube, it edited out Campbell’s comments describing Tsarnaev’s throat injury.

“These remarks are from a SWAT team so they would know what a bullet wound would look like,” one analyst told WND. “So until his arrest, he was not shot in the throat.”

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was apparently photographed leaving the scene of the April 15 bombing by a man who was running the Boston Marathon.



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