Netflix’s new true-crime docuseries American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing delves into the horrific bombing that shook the US city in April 2013.


The three-parter covers the days of the manhunt that followed the attack, featuring FBI agents, police officers and ordinary citizens whose actions helped the authorities eventually identify and capture the perpetrators: brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

While Dzhokhar is still alive to this day, his elder brother Tamerlan was killed during a confrontation with police a few days after the bombing.

So, who exactly was Tamerlan Tsarnaev? And how did he die? Here's everything you need to know about Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Who was Tamerlan Tsarnaev and where is he now?

Chechen-born Tamerlan Tsaenaev emigrated to the United States as a teenager in 2003 and aspired to be a boxer.

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Along with his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Tamerlan planted pressure cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon on 15th April 2013.

The bombings killed three people and reportedly injured as many as 281 others.

Three days later on 18th April, the FBI declared them as suspects in the case and released images of them.

Following their identification, the Tsarnaev brothers killed an MIT policeman and kidnapped a man in his car. The man managed to escape and the next day, the brothers had a shootout with the police, during which two officers were severely injured.

Tamerlan was shot at several times and his brother Dzhokhar ran him over while escaping in the stolen car. He died soon after.

American Manhunt: Boston Marathon Bombings is streaming now on Netflix. Sign up for Netflix from £4.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

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