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Boston Marathon Suspects Identified

11:17 PM, Apr 19, 2013   |    comments
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The surviving Boston bomb suspect has been identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass., a federal law enforcement official told USA TODAY.

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The dead suspect is described as Tsarnaev's 20-year-old brother, said the official, who declined to be identified because he is not authorized to comment publicly.

Both suspects have been in the U.S. for at least a year, living as legal U.S. residents in Cambridge and authorities are reviewing their possible ties to Chechnya, the official said.

An individual by the name of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a wrestler at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, in Cambridge, Mass. He was named a Greater Boston League Winter All Star in 2011.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School did not immediatly respond to USA TODAY's phone calls. Many Boston-area schools are closed today.

In May of 2011, as a high school senior, Tsarnaev was awarded a $2,500 City Scholarship from the City of Cambridge to pursue higher education.

The FBI is at the northern New Jersey home of the sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

The police director in West New York, N.J., says the woman has told authorities she has not been in frequent touch with her brothers. He says she is very upset.

Police did not have her name.

They have cordoned off the three-story brick building across the Hudson River from New York City.

The woman, speaking through a crack in the door, tells The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/15nf66S ) her brothers are smart and great people. She says she doesn't know what got into them.

She also tells the newspaper she is sorry for "all the people who are hurt." 
 

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