Anzor Tsarnaev, the father of the two suspects invovled in the Boston Marathon bombings is feverishly defending his sons. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout this morning and his father called police “cowards,” for taking him down.
Anzor lives in Russia, and gave an interview which was played during CNN’s live coverage, this afternoon. “Being cowards, they shot my boy dead,” he told Russian TV.
He also described his remaining son–Dzhokar Tsarnaev— as a “true angel,” and in a call with the Associated Press, announced a conspiracy theory. “They were set up, they were set up! I saw it on television; they killed my older son Tamerlan.”
Upset over the situation, Tsarnaev abruptly ended the interview saying, “Leave me alone, my son’s been killed.”
The family hails from Chechnya, which is now being spotlighted as having long been connected to terrorism.
A spokesman for the country’s leader revealed that the family left years ago, moving to Central Asia, followed by a brief stay in Dagestan, another Republic of Russia.
Authorities are still looking for Dzhokar, 19, and Anzor has promised to “break loose” if the teen is killed.
Ironically, the suspect has been called a “great guy,” by friends who went to school with him. He reportedly moved to America as a child, and became a naturalized citizen.
Friends say the college student tweeted the message “Ain’t no love in the heart of the city, stay safe people,” hours after the bombings. Another tweet, posted Wednesday (April 17), read “I’m a stress free kind of guy.”