FBI Investigated Bombing Suspect in 2011

    Image #: 22045669    ***EXCLUSIVE. PLEASE CALL 212-251-0140 TO NEGOTIATE RATES.***  BOSTON, MA - APRIL 2009: Tamerlan Tsarnaev arrives at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center in April 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts.  THESE images show what is believed to be Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev boxing at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center in Boston, MA. The native Chechnya, dubbed Suspect 1 by the FBI, and has been reported as dead. He was described as a heavyweight fighter at the gym, and allegedly hoped to fight for the US, because his home nation was not recognised in the sporting world.   Barcroft Media /Landov

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    Tamerlan Tsarnaev had been on the FBI's radar for two years before the Boston Marathon bombings he's suspected of carrying out. A U.S. law enforcement official told Reuters Saturday that Russia had asked the FBI to investigate Tsarnaev and, after interviewing him and checking out his travel records, internet history and personal associations, they "did not find any terrorism activity." Friday, the suspect's mother told Russia Today that the FBI had previously reached out to her about her son's extremist views.




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