MAKHACHKALA, Russia — The father of the two Boston bombing suspects said Sunday that he has postponed a trip from Russia to the United States because of poor health.
Anzor Tsarnaev, 46, said his blood pressure had spiked to dangerous levels. ‘‘I am really sick,’’ he said.
Tsarnaev had said at a news conference Thursday that he planned to leave that day or the next for the United States with the hope of seeing his younger son, who is under arrest in the bombing case, and of burying his elder son, who was killed. His family, however, indicated later Thursday that the trip could be delayed.
Tsarnaev confirmed on Sunday that he is staying in Chechnya, a province in southern Russia, but did not specify whether he was hospitalized. He is an ethnic Chechen and has relatives in Chechnya, although he and his family spent little time in Chechnya or anywhere else in Russia before moving to the United States a decade ago.
He and the suspects’ mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, returned to Russia last year and settled in Makhachkala, the capital of neighboring Dagestan, where Anzor Tsarnaev’s relatives live.
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