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FBI interviewed suspect in 2011

Published 20/04/2013 | 02:31

A SWAT team patrols in Watertown, Boston (AP)
A SWAT team patrols in Watertown, Boston (AP)

The FBI interviewed the older Boston Marathon bombing suspect at the request of a foreign government in 2011 and nothing derogatory was found, a federal law enforcement official confirmed.

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The official said 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 was killed overnight in a shootout with police outside Boston; his younger brother has now been taken into custody.

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