This is a god example of why you can't trust the press, the cops, or eyewitnesses who claimed there was a 45 minute gun battle while Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding out in a covered boat. The account was not corroborated by the infrared video released which showed the fugitive lying on the deck of the boat, with no gun. But that didn't stop the Boston Police Commissioner or the press from telling the gun-battle story.
Officials: Suspect unarmed when arrested in boat:
"WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. officials say the surviving suspect in the Boston bombings was unarmed when police captured him hiding inside a boat in a neighborhood back yard.
Authorities originally said they had exchanged gunfire with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-KHAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) for more than one hour Friday evening before they were able to subdue him.
The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation, say investigators recovered a 9 mm handgun believed to have been used by Tsarnaev’s brother, Tamerlan, from the site of a gun battle Thursday night, which injured a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officer. Dzhokhar was believed to have been shot before he escaped.
The officials tell The Associated Press that no gun was found in the boat. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said earlier that shots were fired from inside the boat."
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