WASHINGTON -- Nearly four years before he allegedly detonated one of two bombs at the Boston Marathon, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was arrested after he admitted to police that he slapped his girlfriend.
“Yes, I slapped her,” he told police after his girlfriend called police in hysterics and complained about domestic abuse, according to new details from the Cambridge, Mass., police report.
Records from the Cambridge Police Department show that in July 2009 his girlfriend called 911 on her cellphone and that when police arrived, she told them she was “beat up” by her boyfriend. The couple was sitting in a car on Norfolk Street, and “she stated she was beat up by her boyfriend and was crying hysterically,” the police report states.
Officers separated the couple. “The suspect then stated,” the record says, “that the victim was yelling at him because of another girl.”