CRIME
04/21/2013 12:10 pm ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Remains In Serious Condition, May Have Suffered Throat Injury

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains in serious condition, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center confirmed Sunday, according to a statement released by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

The 19-year-old was taken to the Boston-area hospital after he sustained injuries during his capture Friday night.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said that Tsarnaev was in "serious but stable condition" Saturday afternoon, adding that he was not yet able to communicate.

However, an official told CNN that Tsarnaev suffered a throat injury and may not be able to talk at all. According to CNN, the federal official was briefed on Tsarnaev's state, but chose to speak to the media outlet on the condition of anonymity.

During the impromptu interview outside Fenway Park Saturday, Patrick added that Tsarnaev will need time to recover before he can be questioned.

"I, and all of the law enforcement professionals are hoping for a host of reasons that the suspect survives, because we have a million questions, and those questions need to be answered,” Patrick told reporters.

Tsarnaev potentially faces a host of charges at both the federal and state levels for his involvement in the Boston Marathon bombing. Though law enforcement officials have not yet specified which charges the suspect faces, NBC News reports that federal prosecutors will likely file charges against him Sunday.

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