NBC’s Pete Williams: Boston Marathon Bombers Came From Overseas, Only In U.S. For About A Year

by Colonel on April 19, 2013

“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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“@DylanByers NBC’s PETE WILLIAMS: “Authorities say these people came from overseas… had overseas military training… been here about a year.”

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“@NewsBreaker BREAKING: NBC’s Pete Williams says marathon bombing suspects came from oversees. Had only been in US for a yr. Both had military background

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NEW: NBC’s Pete Williams: “There’s been a lot of speculation 1 of these suspects is a student that went missing from Brown — NOT THE CASE

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“NBC News reported Friday morning that a missing Brown University student — the subject of intense speculation on social media — is not in fact a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

“Authorities say these people came from overseas… had overseas military training [and have] been here about a year,” NBC’s Pete Williams — the most reliable source through a chaotic week in Boston — reported Friday, citing multiple sources.

“There’s been a lot of speculation that one of these suspects is a student that went missing from Brown,” Williams said, dismissing the speculation.

That speculation reached a fever pitch when police officers mentioned 22-year-old Sunil Tripathi and another man on the police scanner in the early hours of Friday morning. His name had surfaced on Reddit Thursday night.

” — Andrew Kaczynski, Copyright 2013 Buzzfeed Inc.

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