December 6, 2016

cloudy

Winnipeg
-2° C, Overcast

Full Forecast

Winter storm warning in effect

World

Residue from explosives found in home

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 3/5/2013 (1312 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

A bathtub and kitchen sink in the Cambridge, Mass., apartment of deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev tested positive for residue from explosives, corroborating his surviving brother's claims the duo built bombs at the home, a federal law enforcement source said Friday.

The testing was performed by federal explosives experts, and the results suggest bombs were either built in the bathroom and kitchen or stored there at some point, the source said.

Information about the residue came to light as federal, state and local authorities launched a massive search effort in a wooded area and other locations near the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus for evidence related to the Boston Marathon bombings case, according to the source.

Federal agents have received information that students heard explosions in the wooded area about a month ago, sparking concerns among investigators the area may have been used as a testing grounds for the pressure-cooker bombs that killed three people and injured more than 260 at the Boston Marathon on April 15.

-- Newsday

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective January 2015.

Photo Store

Scroll down to load more

Top