NBC’s Pete Williams: Boston Marathon Bombers Are Legal Residents, Possibly Chechens From Turkey

by Colonel on April 19, 2013

“WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: Boston bomb suspects from Russia region near Chechnya, lived in US at least 1 year.

” — Copyright 2013 The Associated Press

“AP sources identify the surviving Boston bomber as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. The man is said to be from Russia’s south, not far from the Chechen Republic.

The man reportedly lived in Turkey before arriving legally in the US about a year ago.

The name is listed among the recipients of Cambridge scholarships in 2011.

The second suspect is said to be his brother.

An NBC report claims the two immigrated at least two years ago. One of the brothers is  said to have a Massachusetts drivers’ license.

There is a page at the Russian social network VKontakte (In Contact) with the name Dzhokhar Tsarnaev living in Boston and studying at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School.

The page mentions a school in Makhachkala, the capital of the Republic of Dagestan, as a place Tsarnaev studied between 1999 and 2001. He has several Chechen-related interests stated in his profile.

” — Copyright 2013 Autonomous Nonprofit Organization “TV-Novosti”

Jacob Wycoff ?@4cast4younow

NBC’s Pete Williams says the bombing suspects are likely Chechens who were living in Turkey; 20 & 21 years old. #boston #watertown

“They are legal permanent residents….been in the country for at least a year…. possibly from TURKEY or CHECHEN refugees.” –PETE WILLIAMS

NBC News: Suspects believed to be US legal permanent residents, possibly Chechens living in Turkey #Boston

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