Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Tamerlan Tsarnaev
Тамерлан Анзорович Царнаев
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Tsarnaev in 2009
Tamerlan Anzorovich Tsarnaev[note 1]

(1986-10-21)October 21, 1986[1]
DiedApril 19, 2013(2013-04-19) (aged 26)
Cause of deathGunshot wounds, blunt trauma, cardiac arrest, and respiratory arrest
Resting placeAl-Barzakh Cemetery
Doswell, Virginia, U.S.[2]
United States
Katherine Russell (a.k.a. Karima Tsarnaeva)
(m. 2010)
Parent(s)Anzor Tsarnaev
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva
Relatives1 brother (Dzhokhar)
2 sisters (Ailina and Bella)

Tamerlan Anzorovich Tsarnaev (/ˌtæmərˈlɑːn ˌtsɑːrˈnɛf/; October 21, 1986 – April 19, 2013)[note 1] was a Soviet-born terrorist who, with his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, planted pressure cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.[1][3][4][5] The bombings killed three people and reportedly injured as many as 264 others.[6] Tsarnaev was of Chechen and Avar descent.[7] He emigrated to the United States in 2004 at the age of 18.[8] At the time of the bombings, Tsarnaev was an aspiring boxer.[9]

Shortly after the Federal Bureau of Investigation declared them suspects in the bombings and released images of them, the Tsarnaev brothers killed an MIT policeman, carjacked an SUV, and engaged in a shootout with the police in the Boston suburb of Watertown. According to the federal indictment, during the shootout, Tsarnaev was captured but died, partly as a result of his brother driving over him, and an MBTA police officer was critically injured in the course of Dzhokhar's escape in the SUV[10] (the former by what may have been friendly fire).[11] An injured Dzhokhar escaped, but was found, arrested, and hospitalized on the evening of April 19 after an unprecedented manhunt in which thousands of police officials searched a 20-block area of Watertown.[12]

During his incarceration, Tsarnaev's brother allegedly said during questioning that the pair next intended to detonate explosives in Times Square in New York City.[13] Dzhokhar reportedly also said to authorities that he and his brother were radicalized, at least in part, by watching lectures by Anwar al-Awlaki.[14]
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  1. ^ a b c "Timeline: A look at Tamerlan Tsarnaev's past". CNN. April 22, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  2. ^ Ryan, Andrew; Wesley Lowery (May 10, 2013). "Sources: Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is buried in Doswell, Va". Boston.com. NY Times Co.
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  4. ^ Obscura, Atlas. "Pronounce Boston bomb names: Listen to recording of names of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Tamerlan Tsarnaev". Slate. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  5. ^ Abad-Santos, Alexander (April 13, 2013). "Who Is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Man at the Center of the Boston Manhunt?". Atlantic Wire. Retrieved April 22, 2013.
  6. ^ Kotz, Deborah (April 24, 2013). "Injury toll from Marathon bombs reduced to 264". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on March 31, 2019. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
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  8. ^ Cullison, Alan; Sonne, Paul; Levitz, Jennifer (November 19, 2015). "Life in America Unraveled for Brothers". Wall Street Journal.
  9. ^ "Dzhokhar and Tamerlan: A Profile of the Tsarnaev Brothers". CBS News. April 23, 2013.
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  11. ^ Murphy, Sean P. (May 6, 2013). "Bullet that nearly killed MBTA police officer in Watertown gunfight appears to have been friendly fire". Boston.com.
  12. ^ "Five Revelations From Rolling Stone's Boston Bomber Cover Story". Rolling Stone. July 16, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  13. ^ Botelho, Greg; Levs, Josh (April 25, 2013). "Boston bombing suspects planned Times Square attack, Bloomberg says". CNN.
  14. ^ "Boston Marathon Bombers Inspired By Anwar al-Awlaki". Anti-Defamation League. Archived from the original on 2013-09-05. Retrieved 2015-04-12.