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Boston Marathon Bombings: Who Is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (FBI photo)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured Friday night after a violent manhunt in which his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed. Police believe he planted two deadly bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday.

  • 19 years old
  • Tsarnaev came to this country with his brother Tamerlan from Chechnya in 2000 or 2001
  • He became a citizen of the United States on September 11, 2012
  • Tsarnaev was a student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Tsarnaev lived most recently in a dormitory on the campus of UMass Dartmouth
  • He was described by fellow students as “a pothead.”
  • He spent much of his free time playing soccer, according to classmates
  • Tsarnaev was a competitive wrestler
  • He received a scholarship from the City of Cambridge to attend high school
  • Worked as a lifeguard at Harvard, according to the Harvard Crimson
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