Boston Marathon Bombings: Who Is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?
April 20, 2013 12:01 AM
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