This combination of undated file photos shows Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19.
As officials release more information about the Boston bombings - and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's capture, in particular - key details previously advanced by authorities are changing. Among them, some police sources are now claiming that the 19-year-old suspect was not armed while hiding in a boat last Friday. But that's only a sliver of the new information that seems to contradict previous reports about the chaotic manhunt.
The New York Times published
an article on Thursday morning, highlighting some of these issues and corrections. To begin, not only did Dzhokar reportedly not have a gun in the boat, but it appears that police may have only found one other weapon that is traceable back to his brother, Tamerlan. This means that the brothers didn't necessarily have an arsenal, as was previously assumed.
Plus, there's the issue of how the brothers first came to the attention of officers - one that also deserves a second look. It was the murder of Officer Sean A. Collier that apparently set the chaotic evening's event's in motion last Thursday.
According to authorities, the Tsarnaev brothers were purportedly trying to get Collier's gun when they allegedly killed him. Evidence at the scene apparently corroborates this theory, as the two were, according to sources, unable to get the weapon out of its holster.