Boston Police and Massachusetts State Police stand guard outside of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, is currently being held.
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BOSTON - USA Today is reporting that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awake and answering questions in writing, according to a law enforcement official.
Tsarnaev, 19, was captured in Watertown, Massachusetts after a 5-day manhunt that paralyzed Boston and its suburbs.
While Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis was quoted as saying Tsarnaev was still "not in any condition to be interrogated,” another law enforcement official confirmed that the suspect was awake Sunday evening.
Tsarnaev remains in serious but stable condition with a gunshot wound to the side of the neck, a federal law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN earlier.
Authorities reportedly said it is suspected Tsarnaev’s neck wound was the result of a suicide attempt.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said no charges would be filed Sunday, according to USA Today.
Tsarnaev is under heavy guard at a Boston hospital.
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