Russia asked FBI to investigate Boston bomb suspect in 2011

By REUTERS
April 20, 2013 20:58

WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) - Russia asked the FBI to investigate Boston Marathon bomb suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011, a US law enforcement source told Reuters on Saturday.

The FBI said on Friday that its interview of Tsarnaev, following a tip from a foreign government two years ago, and checks of travel records, Internet activity and personal associations, "did not find any terrorism activity" at that time.

Tsarnaev, 26, was killed on Thursday in a shootout with police and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was captured late on Friday after daylong manhunt.


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