Mosque: Bomb suspect had 2 outbursts in last year

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This FBI photo of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, identified by the FBI as suspect number 1 in 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, was killed during shootout with police in Watertown, Massachusetts. (AP Photo)

This FBI photo of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, identified by the FBI as suspect number 1 in 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, was killed during shootout with police in Watertown, Massachusetts. (AP Photo)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A mosque where the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects sometimes attended services says one of them had outbursts during two sermons that encouraged Muslims to celebrate American institutions such as the Fourth of July and figures like Martin Luther King Jr.

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center says in a statement released Monday that Tamerlan Tsarnaev argued with a preacher during a service at its Cambridge mosque in November about U.S. holidays.

The center says he returned to services and in January called an elder a “hypocrite” for praising Martin Luther King Jr.

The center says congregants shouted at him, telling him to leave.

The mosque says there were no further incidents after that, even as he continued attending prayers and services.

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