3 More Arrested in Connection With Boston Bombings

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Three college students ( two shown in this photo with Tsarnaev) have been arrested by federal authorities in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings, a law enforcement official familar with the case said this morning.

The Boston police Web page said that three additional “suspects” had been taken into custody. It emphasized that there was no threat to public safety.

The three people were connected to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the surviving bomb suspect, at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where Tsarnaev was a student. They allegedly helped him after the bombing, a different source told the Globe.

“Additional details will be provided when they become available,” police said in a statement. No news conference was scheduled. Neither the FBI nor the US attorney’s office in Boston immediately had a comment.

Tsarnaev is facing federal charges of using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death in the twin bombings that struck near the Marathon finish line on April 15.

His brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed in a confrontation with police in Watertown several days afterward as the two tried to flee the area. Police say they were trying to subdue him when his brother ran him over in a desperate escape.

Authorities say the two also killed an MIT police officer as they tried to escape. No charges have been filed yet in that case.

The White House and law enforcement authorities have previously suggested that the Tsarnaevs may have acted alone without clear ties to foreign governments or terrorist groups.

But investigators have continued to eye other people who knew the brothers to see if they provided them with any help before or after the attacks. Shortly after the brothers were identified, investigators questioned three college friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in New Bedford, two of whom have been detained on charges they overstayed their student visas.

FBI officers have also questioned Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow, Katherine Russell, for hours to find out what she knows about the plot. Investigators were seen leaving her parents’ home, where Russell has been staying, with bags on Monday.

FBI agents also wanted to collect a DNA sample from Russell to compare with female DNA found on a bomb fragment. The female DNA also could have come from many other sources, including a store clerk who sold some of the raw ingredients in the bomb or a spectator at the race. Russell’s attorney said both she and her family were shocked by the events and are doing everything they can to cooperate with law enforcement.

Read more at The Boston Globe

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  • traitorhater

    obama wants them to be white, Christian, men and have a carry permit.

  • What happened to the Saudi suspect immediately detained and hospitalized with bomb burns and injuries? You know, the one from the whole damn family of known terrorists and the one that Oblamer and the Saudi counsel met secretly about……yeah, the one the CIA and FBI detained and were going to deport instead of arrest? Yeah, that one……

  • cmac

    there are 4 boxes to defend liberty…soap
    ammo…in that order

    which box are we on now?

    • MN_in_CA

      love it! may I quote you?

    • billygeturgun

      The jury is out so I guess we have to skip from ballot to ammo!

  • why the hell are they still in this country,sucking our system , going to our universities ,collecting our tax payer monies,food stamps all the while hating killing americans ? now to talk about FUBAR

  • billygeturgun

    Yep, it’s time to close the mosques and send them all packing! Including all the muslim physicians at the VA hospitals! Those facilities are packed with muslims “supposedly” providing for veterans care. Don’t trust any of them.

  • marineh2ominer

    If they are white MUSLIM men his dream would come true , as long as they could not prove their muslim connection , because then he could still call them white Christian men .

  • Eazid Badsha

    The term “moderate muslims” reffers to good and liberal muslims. But actually they are igrant of islamic (Quranic) verses and preaches. Or there is a hipocrysy on them. Because their doctrine (philosophy) do not teach them to be so. They all have every potentiality to be knowledgable and thus extrimists. That means they will begin to hate non-muslims, behead them, slaughter them and eradicate them like a cursed animals (ants, cockroches etc). Global peace, interfaith harmony and secure social procedures are quite impossible in thid islamic philosophy if it is to be practised and proceeded. I request everyone to attain some knowledge about quran and its hate speech towards non-muslims. Eradication of this cult doctrine is the solution.