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Police were monitoring Boston bomber suspects 'at every step' - parents

Police were monitoring Boston bomber suspects 'at every step' - parents --Boston bombing suspect, suspected 'extremist,' was under FBI surveillance for 'at least three years' 20 Apr 2013 One of the two men suspected of being behind the Boston Marathon bombings was under FBI surveillance as a suspected "extremist" for at least three years, according to his parents. As questions were raised about how well known Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were to federal investigators, their mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, said that the FBI had spoken to the family regularly: "They were telling me that Tamerlan was really an extremist leader and they were afraid of him. They told me whatever information he is getting, he gets from these extremists' sites." She added that the police were monitoring her son "at every step".