Related: Boston Bomber Controlled by FBI
April 20, 2013
Officials told the Associated Press, Reuters and CNN that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a shootout with police outside Boston on Friday morning, was interviewed by federal officers.
The matter was closed when it did not produce any derogatory information.
One official told AP that the FBI shared its information with the foreign government. The official did not say what country made the request about Tamerlan Tsarnaev or why.
The 26-year-old’s younger brother Dzhokhar, also a suspect in Monday’s bombings that killed three people and wounded scores more, has been taken into custody after a dramatic confrontation with police.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev died of bullet wounds and injuries from explosives strapped to his body, a hospital doctor said.