Three additional suspects taken into custody in Marathon bombing case. Details to follow.—
Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) May 01, 2013
A Boston Police Department spokesperson reportedly confirmed the tweet and is directing questions to the FBI.
Boston Globe editor Jason Tuohey tweeted that the suspects are college students.
Other news organizations are confirming that three more suspects are in custody.
A CBS producer says the charges will be related to “harboring/aiding the bombing suspects after the fact.”
The Boston Globe has a story up that confirms that 3 “college students” were “arrested by federal authorities.”
A Boston Globe source says the suspects “were connected to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at UMass Dartmouth.”
The Boston PD used its Twitter account to assure followers there is “no threat to the public.”
Please be advidsed that there is not threat to public safety. Three additional suspects have been taken into custody in connection to the attack on the Boston Marathon. Aside from the aforementioned, there is no additional info to release at this time. Additional details will be provided when they become available. No info available at this time relative to a press conference.
Possible obstruction of justice charges for two suspects:
One suspect, a U.S. citizen, will reportedly be charged with making false statements.
NBC’s Pete Williams reports the charges are pending.
Williams also reports that the three suspects were roommates of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and, according to the FBI, removed items from Tsarnaev’s dorm room.
More on the suspects from Fox News’ Mike Levine, who reports that the suspects allegedly took computers and other items from Dzhokhar’s apartment:
The scene at Boston Federal Court:
Two of the suspects were reportedly detained for immigration violations.
More from Boston.com on two men allegedly connected to the Tsarnaev brothers who are in custody for immigration violations:
Two Kazakh men associated with the alleged Boston Marathon bombers went before a federal immigration judge this morning on allegations they violated their student visas.
The men were detained for civil immigration violations after authorities questioned them about their possible connection to Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who allegedly detonated two bombs at the Boston Marathon last month, killing three people and injuring more than 200. The brothers also allegedly murdered MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.
The two men, Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, came to America from the Central Asian nation to study at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was also enrolled.
Photo at the link:
CBS Boston reports that Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev will be charged with “conspiracy to obstruct justice and making false statements.”
As always, take these suspect IDs with a grain of salt until confirmed by authorities.
The suspects’ hearing will reportedly occur this afternoon.
A source tells the Globe that two of the suspects in custody are the Kazakh nationals detained for immigration violations.
A photo of the reported suspects, via CNN:
A clearer version of the photo in Times Square:
And another image:
The #FreeJahar crowd is circulating a rumor that the third suspect is named Robel. This is an unconfirmed rumor.
More from Pete Williams on the suspects:
And from CNN assignment editor Jake Carpenter:
The Daily Caller connects the suspects to a black BMW with “Terrorista #1″ license plates.
The attorney for two of the suspects says his clients will plead “not guilty.”
Looks like one of the suspects may have tried to clean up the digital trail connecting him to the younger Tsarnaev brother.
More on the suspects and charges from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Mass.:
Multiple outlets are now reporting that the third suspect is indeed named Robel, as some were speculating earlier:
Robel Phillipos will reportedly be charged with making false statements:
The charges against Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev:
Fox News’ Peter Doocy sent out this tweet:
Very bizarre if true.
Here are the purported contents of the backpack removed from the dorm room:
All three suspects have reportedly admitted to getting rid of the backpack:
More coming out about the suspects:
Reported text messages from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to Kadyrbayev:
Background on Robel Phillipos:
The criminal complaint against Phillipos is available at the first link here:
Purported photo of Phillipos:
More from WBZ’s Jim Armstrong:
Sharyl Attkisson reports that Tazhayakov was in the U.S. on an expired visa:
More on-scene reporting from Armstrong:
Phillipos is now in federal custody:
Twitchy will monitor this developing story and update as more details become available.