Boston Bombing Suspects’ Father Plans to Fly to U.S.

The father of the Boston bombing suspects, Anzor Tsarnaev, plans to fly to the U.S. today and has been promised he can meet with his son, Dzhokhar.

Agents from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation have said they’ll assist him to see Dzhokhar, who’s receiving treatment in the hospital after being captured, Anzor told reporters today in Makhachkala, the capital of the southern Russian region of Dagestan.

The mother of the two suspects, Zubeidat, said she hasn’t decided whether to travel to the U.S. and is considering giving up her American passport. She said she doesn’t accept that her sons Tamerlan and Dzhokhar carried out the attack in which two homemade bombs were detonated near the Boston marathon’s finish line April 15, killing three people and injuring more than 200.

Tamerlan, 26, died after a shootout with police. Dzhokhar, 19, has been charged with two capital counts, including use of a weapon of mass destruction.

To contact the reporters on this story: Ilya Arkhipov in Moscow at iarkhipov@bloomberg.net; Henry Meyer in Moscow at hmeyer4@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Balazs Penz at bpenz@bloomberg.net

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