About the Show

Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

On the Next Episode of The Lead

We've moved! Come join us at our new show page.

We've moved! Come join us at our new show page.

April 19th, 2013
05:58 PM ET

Mechanic saw suspect after bombings, says he was acting suspiciously

Auto shop owner Gilbert Junior says he has known 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev - a suspect in the Boston bombings - for more than two years. The day after the terrorist attack, Junior says Tsarnaev came to his shop and acted very strangely, demanding a car that he had dropped off two weeks earlier. When Junior said the car was not ready for pick-up, he said Tsarnaev replied anxiously, "I need the car right now."

Junior said Tsarnaev was very nervous.

"He was biting his fingernails, which he's never done before," and walking in circles, said Junior. "I thought he was on drugs, to be honest with you, because ... I'd never seen him acting the way he was acting."

Junior said Tsarnaev did not appear injured in any way, and actually appeared at the shop well-dressed in Luis Vuitton shoes.

Posted by
Filed under: National Lead
soundoff (No Responses)

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.