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Reports say U.S. had more tips on Boston suspect

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 01:21

April 25 - Reports say Russian officials claim they notified U.S. intelligence multiple times over concerns regarding bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Sarah Charlton reports.

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As Boston continues to remember those who lost their lives in the marathon bombings, questions are being raised over just how much was known about the suspects. Reports suggest Russia tipped off U.S. intelligence officials "several" times about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older brother of the two suspects who was killed in the ensuing manhunt. A report in the Boston Globe says one of these alerts came after Tamerlan was first investigated by the FBI. U.S. officials also say the bureau was alerted when he travelled to Russia last year. As some on Capitol Hill question how information was handled, a White House spokesman says investigations were properly conducted. SOUNDBITE: (English) JAY CARNEY, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY, SAYING: "All of these issues are obviously under investigation. What we do know is the FBI took action in response to that notification, investigated the elder brother and investigated thoroughly and came to the conclusion that there was no derogatory information, no indication of terrorist activity or associations foreign or domestic at that time." Police say Tamerlan and his brother Dzhokhar planted bombs at the marathon, killing three people and injuring hundreds. Officials believe they may have been radicalised by anti-U.S. information on the internet.

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Reports say U.S. had more tips on Boston suspect

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 01:21