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Boston bombing suspect purchased fireworks from Phantom



Published: Tue, April 23, 2013 @ 1:33 p.m.

Boston bombing suspect purchased fireworks from Phantom

The Wall Street Journal reports that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the elder brother suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing, bought two large pyrotechnic devices in February from a New Hampshire branch of national fireworks chain Phantom Fireworks, according to executives at the chain’s parent company.

William Weimer, a vice president of Phantom Fireworks, said the elder Tsarnaev on Feb. 6 purchased two “Lock and Load” reloadable mortar kits at the company’s Seabrook, N.H,. store, just over the border from Massachusetts. It isn’t clear if the powder from these fireworks was used in the bombings.

Read more in Wednesday’s Vindicator


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