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Suspects’ father a familiar face in Cambridge

For years, Anzor Tsarnaev, father of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers, repaired cars in a narrow parking lot behind Yayla Tribal Rugs in Cambridge. It was a casual arrangement that developed over time, just a neighbor helping a neighbor.

“He used the space free of charge, off and on when he had work, over a period of many years,’’ said Christopher Walter, founder of the rug shop. “He was somebody from the neighborhood, and he was kind of a poor guy, struggling to support a big family.”

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