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UPDATE: Boston bombing suspect shot in throat

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UPDATE SUNDAY 8:30 P.M.

BOSTON (AP) - A U.S. senator says the hospitalized suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing was shot in the throat, raising questions about his ability to speak to investigators.

Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana told ABC's "This Week" that there are questions over whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-KHAR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) will be able to talk again.

Coats said that doesn't mean the 19-year-old can't communicate, but he's "in a condition where we can't get any information from him at all."

Tsarnaev was captured from a tarp-covered boat in a suburban Boston yard Friday night and remained hospitalized in serious condition Sunday.

Tsarnaev and his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan, were in a shootout with police early Friday. Tamerlan was killed and Dzhokhar fled the scene bleeding.

UPDATE SATURDAY 9:20 p.m.

BOSTON (KNOE 8 NEWS/AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is in serious but stable condition and likely can't communicate yet.

Patrick spoke outside Fenway Park after appearing in a pregame ceremony at Saturday afternoon's Red Sox game.

Two bombs exploded at the finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon, killing three people. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was killed during Thursday night's manhunt. More than 180 people were injured in the explosions.

Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) was killed Friday. His brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar (joh-KHAR') Tsarnaev, was captured later Friday inside a boat parked in a Watertown backyard after a furious search. He is recovering at a Boston hospital guarded by armed officers.

Patrick says he thinks the suspect is "not able to communicate yet."

UPDATE SATURDAY 10:00 A.M.

WATERTOWN, Ma. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in serious condition under armed guard at a Boston area hospital Saturday morning.

Investigators have been unable to question the 19-year-old suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing so far, but U.S. officials say a special interrogation team for high-value suspects is ready. Justice Department official says the Boston Marathon bombing suspect will not be read his Miranda rights because the government is invoking a public safety exception.

Officials say Tsarnaev and his brother set off the twin explosions at Monday's marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 180 others.

Twenty-six-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police earlier Friday.

Authorities say the brothers also killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during their spree.

ORIGINAL STORY FRIDAY

WATERTOWN, Ma. (KNOE 8 News & Associated Press) - The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been arrested, five days after attacks killed three people and injured nearly 200 others.

19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured, after authorities surrounded a boat in a backyard in Watertown. 

The burst of activity came at the end of a tense day in and around Boston, and less than an hour after police announced that they were scaling back the hunt because they had come up empty-handed following an all-day search that sent thousands of SWAT team officers into the streets and paralyzed the metropolitan area.

Stay tuned to KNOE 8 and CBS News for continuing developments.

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