Boston Bombing Suspect Bought Fireworks on NH Seacoast

Tamerlan Tsarnaev


One of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects reportedly bought fireworks at a Seabrook, N.H. store back in February, according to the Boston Globe.

The newspaper says that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two suspects, bought two mortar kits from Phantom Fireworks on Route 1 in February. Store records show he purchased the two kits for $ 200 in cash as part of a two-for-one promotion. The store’s vice president said Tsarnaev may have used powder from the mortar kit shells to build the bombs that killed three and injured more than 200 on April 15.

Phantom Fireworks is one of many stores along the Massachusetts border that sell fireworks. It also has stores in Londonderry and Scarborough, Maine.

South End Patch