Boston Marathon Bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Reportedly Awake and Communicating

Writing instead of speaking because of injury to his neck

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, is reportedly awake and responding in writing to questions from authorities.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is under guard and handcuffed to the bed in a hospital in Boston and cannot talk due to a gunshot wound to the throat.

The authorities had expressed fears that his injuries meant he might never be able to answer their questions , but ABC and NBC reported that he had started responding sporadically in writing. USA Today also cited a law enforcement official as saying he was awake and responding, but the reports have not been officially confirmed.