Boston suspect wrote note while hiding in boat

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WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 20: Investigators work around the boat where Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev was found hiding after a massive manhunt, in the backyard of a Franklin Street home, in an aerial view April 20, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing ended after he was apprehended on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed after a car chase and shootout with police. The bombing, on April 15 at the finish line of the marathon, killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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by NBC News

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Posted on May 16, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Updated Friday, May 17 at 5:41 AM

BOSTON -- The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings scribbled a note inside the hull of the boat where he was hiding when he was caught, police said.

Investigators said the note explained why Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother planned the attack.

“The bombings were in retaliation for American attacks against Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq,” it reportedly read.

Officers found Tsarnaev inside the boat in a Boston suburb after a day-long manhunt. He's now in a federal prison hospital and is charged with using a weapon of mass destruction.

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