He was killed in a shootout with police Friday morning, but his brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, escaped in a vehicle. He was later found hiding in a boat, but reportedly shot himself before police could reach him. He’s said to be in stable condition.
Investigators added that there does not appear to be an organizational link to the brothers, suggesting they acted alone. They also claimed that the surviving suspect said they were aided by an English-language al-Qaeda propaganda magazine called “Inspire,” aimed at providing potential western terrorists with information on how to carry out attacks.
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