Tsarnaev Went to Gym, Party on Wednesday: Report

It was an apparently typical day for Dzhokhar, 19

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 21, 2013 10:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – As the rest of the country tensely waited for word of who the Boston Marathon bomber or bombers might be, one of the suspects was having what appears to have been a very typical Wednesday. A school official at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a sophomore who played intramural soccer, says the 19-year-old worked out at the gym and slept in his dorm room that night. Officials got the information about his whereabouts thanks to card swipes, the Boston Globe reports. (CNN says Tsarnaev was on campus every day after the attack, and even attended classes.)

But before going to sleep, Tsarnaev apparently went to a party with some of his soccer buddies, according to a student who saw him there. "He was just relaxed," she says. Another student, who says she and her friends used to study and hang out with Tsarnaev, says he hadn't been around campus for the two weeks leading up to the bombing, but adds that she found his involvement in the attack hard to believe. But a third student says Tsarnaev acted oddly at a party he showed up to, uninvited, last fall, and says she and her roommates "didn't invite him over after that."

In this undated photo provided by Robin Young, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev poses for a photo after graduating from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School.
In this undated photo provided by Robin Young, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev poses for a photo after graduating from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School.   (AP Photo/Robin Young)
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