FBI checked out Boston Marathon bomb suspect in 2011 FoxNews.com, April 20 (hat tip Suneil)
Officials from an unnamed foreign country asked the FBI two years ago to investigate Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev because they were concerned that he possibly had “extremist ties,” Fox News has learned.
FBI officials familiar with the request say that they obliged, giving Tsarnaev, who is suspected with his younger brother of planting the bombs that killed three and injured 176, a full “scrubbing” - or background check.
“We did not find anything,” the official told Fox News.
Feds at the time had reported back to the foreign government and told them that their investigation yielded no results, but asked that their foreign counterparts follow up if they had any new information. There was no further action by either nation.
“[Not] in any way, shape or form,” said the official, who added that the FBI closed the case as a result.