3 Additional Suspects Arrested In Boston Marathon Bombings Case
BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Boston police say three additional suspects have been taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombings investigation.
Their names have not been released. Police said more details will be revealed later today.
According to CBS News, the three people arrested are friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Two will be charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and making false statements. They are not U.S. citizens.
According to WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson, their names are Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev. Both are originally from Kazakhstan and attended the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The third suspect, according to CBS News, is an American citizen and he will be charged with making false statements.
Sources told CBS News senior correspondent John Miller that investigators arrested the three for harboring or aiding the Tsarnaev brothers after the fact. These will be federal charges.
The three were not arrested in the city of Boston, but nearby, according to Miller. This is possibly connected to the house raided in New Bedford on the Friday after the bombing.
According to CBS News correspondent Bob Orr, the charges are under seal, but they are related to incidents after the bombings and interfering with investigators.
Authorities had recently searched a landfill near the university, but they have not said what was found.
Earlier today, lawyers for Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev said their clients have been extensively interviewed by federal investigators.
The two men appeared via video for a visa violation hearing in immigration court in Boston on Wednesday.
They have been held in a county jail for more than a week on allegations that they violated their student visas while attending UMass-Dartmouth with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The marathon attack was not mentioned in court and their cases were continued.
Their attorneys said afterward that authorities have not indicated their clients had anything to do with the bombings. Federal authorities would not comment.
Attorney Robert Stahl said Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev were drawn to Tsarnaev because he also spoke Russian.
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