The Bombing Suspect Didn’t Engage in a Shootout With Police, or Shoot Himself … He Didn’t WASN’T EVEN ARMED When Hiding in the Boat

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Officials said that Boston terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev engaged in a shootout with policeand then may have tried to kill himself while he was trapped in the boat, before he surrendered to police.

For example, Newsday reported:

Authorities believe Tsarnaev may have tried to shoot himself before he was taken into custody Friday night because of the trajectory and location of the bullet wound in his neck, a source familiar with the investigation said Sunday.

And the Daily Mail wrote:

Tsarnaev is believed to have shoved his pistol in his own mouth and pulled the trigger in a failed suicide attempt as SWAT officers and federal agents closed in on his backyard hiding place. However, instead of killing him, the bullet simply tore through his neck.

However, the Washington Post reports today:

The suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing had no firearms when he came under a barrage of police gunfire that struck the boat where he was hiding, according to multiple federal law enforcement officials.

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