Three additional suspects were taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombing, the Boston Police Department posted on twitter
Police would not confirm when the suspects were taken into custody, and referred further questions to the FBI.
Charges against the new suspects involve providing some sort of assistance to the two main suspects, sources told Fox News. Police did not confirm the gender of the suspects and did not say when or where they were taken into custody. More information was expected to be provided by the US Attorney’s office later Wednesday.
Prior to the latest development, authorities had named only brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as suspects in the April 15 bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Two of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s UMass-Dartmouth roommates, Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, are from Kazakhstan and faced an immigration hearing this morning, sources said. Sources told Fox News they face obstruction charges in connection with the bombing. The identity of the third suspect is unclear.
Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov are suspected of taking computers and other equipment
from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s apartment and trying to dispose of it after the bombings, sources told Fox News.
Three people were killed and more than 200 injured when the pair allegedly set two bombs, at least one of which was made from a pressure cooker packed with explosives and shrapnel, amid the crowd.