Friday, 19 April 2013

Suspect 'a true angel' according to Boston bomber suspect's father

Suspect 'a true angel' according to Boston bomber suspect's father, The father of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects is making headline news in an interview given to the Associated Press, in which he described his younger son, who is still at large, as a “true angel.”

ABC News carried an April 19 Associated Press phone interview with Anzor Tsarnaev, the father of 26-year-old Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout earlier today, and 19-year old Dzhokhar, who has the city of Boston in lockdown as police and FBI continue the manhunt.

"My son is a true angel," Anzor said of his younger son in the anguished interview. He told the AP that his son was "an intelligent boy" who was studying medicine and who was expected to come home for upcoming holidays.

He claimed foul play in the pursuit of his boys.

"They were set up, they were set up!" he exclaimed. "I saw it on television; they killed my older son Tamerlan."

News outlets reported earlier this morning that both Tsarnaev boys, who lived together on Norfolk Street in Cambridge, held up a store, killed an MIT officer and then led police on a chase in a stolen car before the eldest son was killed.

According to the AP report, Tsarnaev, badly agitated, gave little more information and ended the call angrily, saying, "Leave me alone, my son's been killed."

The family's origin is from the mostly Muslim Russian republic of Chechnya.

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