The CIA submitted the name of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects for a terrorist watch list in fall 2011 after an inquiry about Tamerlan Tsarnaev from Russian authorities concerned about his possible ties to extremists, a U.S. intelligence official said Wednesday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to discuss the case publicly.
The FBI had received a nearly identical request from the Russian government six months earlier, prompting a review of Tsarnaev’s activities that turned up nothing improper, a federal law enforcement official said.
Tsarnaev, 26, was killed in a confrontation with police early Friday, hours after photos of him and his brother, Dhokhar Tsarnaev, were circulated as suspects in the Boston attacks. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, now recovering from a neck wound, was charged Monday and faces a possible death sentence if convicted.
Source: Kevin Johnson and Donna Leinwand Leger for USA TODAY
The CIA submitted the name of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects for…
by Tactical-Life / Apr 25, 2013