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Boston Marathon Bombing Hoaxes and Conspiracy Theories

A collection of hoaxes and conspiracy theories about the Boston Marathon bombings



FalseFALSE
Accused bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev is going to be buried at
Arlington National Cemetery.

Partly TruePARTLY TRUE
The accused Boston Marathon bombers collected
welfare benefits while on U.S. government watch lists.

FalseFALSE
Photograph shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in police
custody with no injuries.

FalseFALSE
Sarah Palin called for an invasion of the
Czech Republic in response to the Boston Marathon bombings.

TrueTRUE
Photograph shows a police officer
delivering milk to a Watertown family during a stay-in-place order.

FalseFALSE
The accused Boston Marathon bombers attended
expensive private schools.

TrueTRUE
Carlos Arredondo lost a son in Iraq and another to suicide.

UndeterminedUNDETERMINED
Michelle Obama visited a Saudi national injured in the Boston Marathon bombings but not an American who lost both his legs.

FalseFALSE
Photograph shows a girl from
Sandy Hook Elementary School who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings.