Who is Tamerlan Tsarnaev? If you have been keeping up with the Boston bombing story, you know that one of the suspects has been shot and killed. We touched on this here: Boston Marathon Bombers in Watertown/MIT Shootout, ONE SUSPECT DEAD, ONE AT LARGE
Now, we have a name to put with the face: Tamerlan Tsarnaev
Authorities are confirming that the two suspects of the Boston bombing are Russian-born brothers. Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been killed by authorities while Dzhokhar, his younger brother, is still on the run.
At this point, you may be asking the same question as many others: who is Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and what do we know about him?
Unfortunately, there is not a lot of information out there right now. That being said, it is safe to say that authorities will be releasing more and more details to the public in the hours to come.
For images of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, this photo gallery is a great place to start.
It appears that the elder Tsarnaev, 26, was a competitive boxer with a successful past in the ring. This includes, as noted by Deadspin, winning the “Rocky Marciano Trophy for being New England Golden Gloves heavyweight champion in 2010.”
According to his uncle, who recently discussed the case with WBZ in Boston, Tamerlan arrived in the United States in 2000.
It is also important to note that he had a YouTube profile, complete with videos dedicated to all sorts of terroristic activity.
As you go through the images in the photo gallery, you can learn a lot about the bombing suspect. This includes the fact that he had a girlfriend, that he is very religious, and that he was hoping to have the chance to compete for the United States Olympic boxing team. One specific quote that stands out from Tamerlan:
“I don’t have a single American friend, I don’t understand them.”
It is also known that he is originally from Chechnya, and that his brother is confirmed Islam, as well as fluent in three languages: Russian, English and Nohchyin Mott. We should also note that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the younger brother, has a social media profile:
This is the most important face to know, as Dzhokhar is still on the run in the Boston area. Here’s an image to be aware of:
As the day goes on, we will update this story, while publishing additional news as it breaks.