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Man Charged With Obstruction In Boston Marathon Bombing

A man in Massachusetts has been charged with obstructing the investigation into the Boston Marathon Bombing.

Twenty-three-year-old Khairullozhon Matanov is charged with destroying, altering and falsifying records and making false statements in a federal investigation. Matanov is a Kyrgyzstan national who lives in Quincy. Authorities say that in the days after the April 2013 bombings, Matanov realized the FBI would want to talk with him because he knew the suspects and shared their political philosophy.

He’s accused of deleting information from his computer and lying to investigators. He’s not accused of participating in the bombings or knowing about them in advance.

Matanov is scheduled to appear in court this afternoon.

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