JAPAN — Japanese officials on Thursday offered $1.5 million to anyone who can provide information leading police to the alleged Boston marathon bomber.
The reward was posted on Twitter by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s office, which said he had been briefed on the information by police and would “promptly announce a reward for the identification of the bomber.”
Abe has been seeking the identification and arrest of the alleged bomber since he allegedly planted bombs at the finish line of the marathon.
The bomber, identified as Dzokhar Tsarnaev, was killed in a shootout with police and has been captured.
The White House announced Thursday that the government would waive the standard $5,000 tax on cash received from U.S. citizens abroad.