Details Emerge on 2nd Suspect in Boston Bombings

7:38 AM, Apr 19, 2013   |    comments
Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev
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Natalie DiBlasio and Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY

The surviving Boston bomb suspect has been identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass., a federal law enforcement official told USA TODAY.

The dead suspect is described as Tsarnaev's 20-year-old brother, said the official, who declined to be identified because he is not authorized to comment publicly.

Both suspects have been in the U.S. for at least a year, living as legal U.S. residents in Cambridge and authorities are reviewing their possible ties to Chechnya, the official said.

An individual by the name of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a wrestler at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, in Cambridge, Mass. He was named a Greater Boston League Winter All Star in 2011.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School did not immediatly respond to USA TODAY's phone calls. Many Boston-area schools are closed today.

In May of 2011, as a high school senior, Tsarnaev was awarded a $2,500 City Scholarship from the City of Cambridge to pursue higher education.

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