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Neighbors say they heard FBI enter Matanov's apartment

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QUINCY, Mass. (WHDH) - Neighbors of the man arrested for allegedly obstructing the Boston Marathon bombing investigation say that FBI had visited the apartment on and off since April 2013, just after the bombings.

Khairullozhon Matanov, 23, lived in a basement apartment on Common Street in Quincy, where neighbors say they heard the FBI at around 5:30 a.m. Friday. There are signs of forced entry on the door, with pieces of wood on the floor.

The woman who lived across the hall said she was frightened to open her door. She and her 11-year-old niece were fast asleep at the time when they heard the sounds.

She said that Matanov lived there with a roommate and that she saw a third man.

Another neighbor said that he has seen FBI agents on and off at the apartment, but most had no reason to suspect Matanov.

"I'm glad that he wasn't directly involved but why hide all this information? Clearly he had some kind of connection or feels guilty about something," said neighbor Tyler Young. "Just knowing that he was with him here, I've seen him, never met the guy, but yeah it's unsettling."

Matanov was an independent cab driver with Braintree Checker Cab and a taxi is still parked near the apartment.

According to Matanov's attorney his roommate was one of the witnesses cited in the affidavit and will be testifying in court.

Matanov is the fifth person arrested in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. According to an indictment released on Friday, he allegedly obstructed the investigation by lying to FBI officers and deleting information from his computer.
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