Report: FBI investigating Boston bomber’s wife who warned husband that authorities were hunting him

Vince Coglianese Editorial Director
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The wife of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev is now being considered a potential accomplice to the attack by the FBI, according to a report by The Weekly Standard.

The Standard’s Stephen F. Hayes reported Thursday that Katherine Russell Tsarnaeva is being carefully looked at by investigators as a possible accomplice.

She reportedly called her husband in the hours after the FBI released photos and videos of the Tsarnaev brothers for their suspected involvement in last week’s blasts that killed three and injured over 250 people.

That phone call reportedly led to the chaotic flight of the Tsarnaev brothers, involving more explosives and a shootout with police. Tamerlan died late last week from injuries sustained in that shootout.

Hayes reported that Tsarnaeva seemed unsurprised about the hunt for her husband and brother-in-law Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, according to The Weekly Standard’s source. Dzhokhar was revealing these details to investigators prior to going silent Monday after being read his Miranda rights by a federal judge, according to the source.

“The younger Tsarnaev stopped cooperating immediately after he was given the Miranda warning,” Hayes reported.

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