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.”

More from BPDnews.com:

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:

And another:

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.

  • SydneyJane2

    When do you think Holder will give the order to have them released?

    • Jack Deth

      Before end of business today.

      State probably has a G-3 ready at Logan or Westover to take them out of CONUS right now.

  • tjp77

    Maybe these will FINALLY be the Tea Party members David Sirota has been wishing for. And if they’re not, I’m sure we’ll get a lecture on how the Tea Party are the real terrorists anyway.

    • BlahBlah

      One of them has a second cousin thrice removed who once passed 4 blocks away from a Tea Party rally. TEH CONNECSHUN IS CLEER

      • kim

        gee, I heard that one of them had an uncle here in the states who was married to the ex-wife of his sister’s ex-boyfriend, whose second cousin, thrice removed, was a neighbor to the nephew of a Tea Party member, that suspiciously passed away last week, right before the bombing. That is just too much coincidence for the Tea Party not to be involved.

        • BlahBlah

          I knew there was more. I knew it!

    • Karl Winrich

      You took the words right out of my mouth….But now we just have to wait and see how long it takes for Wolf Blitzer and Chris Matthews to say this same thing on the air.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jack.b.thug Jack B. Thug

    Where are all the talking heads who claimed “there are no indications of additional participants or larger plot”?

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      Shating in their drawers. >:^)

    • http://www.facebook.com/joannadrake.mahan Joanna Drake Mahan

      Hopefully rolling down the front steps of the White House.

    • kim


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tom-Smalley/1623378542 Tom Smalley

    why is it that #terrorists & #ilegals ONLY End up IN #BLUE #STATES on SEC 8 Housing ,I thought #Democrat #Fannie #Fraud ended……..I Bet they too were getting Housing and other welfare benifits …….even Ilegals should be afraid of the DEMOCRATS ……they may get hurt ……Vote Republican …at least they do MUCH BETTER on keeping USA Safe

    • http://twitter.com/ladyeglantine Amber

      they are in red states too, they just get caught before they do anything

  • la_d_da

    Obama, Holder, and Napolitano?

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      Promises….. Promises…… >:^(

    • Michelle

      Shhhh, they’re busy speed reading Covering Your Ass For Dummies right about now.

  • Im_Rick_James

    There’s hope for David Sirota yet!

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      My first thought too!

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    HEY!!!! ==> “Lone Wolves” PEOPLE!!! Keep with the NARRATIVE!!! #ToTheFEMACampForYOU

  • Jack Deth


    Kenya and Saudi send written memos to the FBI and CIA regarding three individuals
    worthy of greater scrutiny.

    And lo, and behold, PRAISE JAYSUSSS!!! The Boston PD arrests three individuals!

    Isolated. Lone wolf talking points go out the window!!!

    No connection here, though. Nothing to see. Move along!

  • American Voter


  • capisce

    Just a few more “knock-off jihadists”, right Joe?
    I cant wait to hear about their angst, their turn-ons and turn-offs and how you and I bear the responsibility for the root cause of their root hatred.

    • Jack Deth

      Hi, capisce:

      I was taught and trained not to trust middle easterners and Muslims for years while turning wrenches and blocking aircraft for the AF Reserve. Then trust and not offend them before I retired.

      A wasted effort.

      I still haven’t met a Muslim I could trust or would invite into my home.

      • capisce

        I still haven’t met a Muslim I could trust or would invite into my home

        I cannot second that – I have and I will. “content of one’s character” is not a sound bite – it’s a credo for life.

  • People Corporation

    Boy its just one public relations disaster after another for the spin doctors at MSNBC. It must suck to be backing the enemy.

  • MisterIncredible


  • $30423294

    Wow, this together with the revelation that Saudi Arabia warned Obama about the Boston terrorists by name

    Looks like our President picked the wrong week to give up golf.

    Seriously, he’s not golfing this week is he? With these revelations? And Benghazi?

    Please God, tell me he’s not golfing.

    • BlahBlah

      No, this week he is sniffing glue.

      • $30423294

        Excellent acknowledgement of the Airplane allusion… thank you!

        Well okay then. As long as he’s not snorting cocaine again.

        Oh please God, tell me President Obama hasn’t resumed snorting cocaine.

        • BlahBlah

          No he hasn’t because we’re all counting on him!

  • http://twitter.com/murphylinn Murphy Linn Spears

    Wonder if Janet N. had eggs for breakfast

  • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

    Hopefully they will get deported post-haste. Its not like anyone has any questions for them or anything. What? nooo they didn’t have any connection to the suspects… but they had some visa issues so we deported them.

  • Guest

    Two of these suspects have a large concentration of consonants in their names…

    • LadaMokusa

      Now, now . . . the Poles and Czechs have lots of consonants in their names, and they are the good guys.

  • http://twitter.com/HotRodFan899 Gary Freeman

    Can’t help but notice that these new guys aren’t white Conservatives.

    • LibLieExposer

      More likely they were contributors to Bawney Fwank. Through the back door of course.

  • I M Free

    if they are latinos, libs will surely call it profiling and demand for their release

    • Tukas

      Or their votes.

  • Adela Wagner

    Really something when we have a dept of Immigration, a dept of homeland “security”, a CIA, and a public crying out for them to DO their JOBS. But it takes bombs to discover that 2 of these “college students” have violated their student visa’s. That the FBI was contacted by TWO other countries about the dead bomber and had no idea who the video was of, and had to ask the public for help when they had questioned him themselves.

    These young “students” are let into our country, and simply NOT kept track of. They fall off the non-existant radar, and are absorbed into society, left to do what they will.

    All this at the urging of our very own Janet Napolitano who has personally signed a “Trusted Traveler Program” with Saudi Arabia.Even though the majority of the 9/11 terrorists were Saudi’s. American’s go under more scrutiny in our own airports than they go through coming here. http://tinyurl.com/d3f7zkj

  • BlahBlah

    Clueless in Boston – if you’re gonna bomb things perhaps you shouldn’t drive a car with TERRORISTA plates. #JustASuggestion

  • InvictusLux

    Rather than fight the neo-secular progressive spin that seeks to use* Islam as the means to unite the world’s religions UNDER Islam in a subservient dhimmitude in exchange for relative-peace, justice loving people should use philosophical jujitsu to turn the whole obtuse idea on its fat head. That is to say, we should be calling for the execution or severe punishment of those evil white boys who dared to pervert the peaceful religion of Islam and discredit its most solemn tenants.

    The progressives have clearly shown their hand. They plan to do the exact thing to Islam as the corrupt nobles and leaders of 16th century Europe did to Christianity when it was “Protestantized”. That is to say they intend to hijack it, redefine it and secularize it (over a few generations) so it can harnessed and yoked into the exploit-and-tax system that’s currently delaminating. They will use the neo-western version of Islam to redefine the violent form of Jihad taught by Muhammad. They will rapidly respin classic Islamic jihad from an external conquest system (that can unseat nations, govs and rulers) to an “internal personal inner-war against evil that everyone must overcome and not capitulate to”. It’s a spin on the Christian concept of sanctification & theosis but has no bearing at all to the true violence as a means to power/control motives of Islam. That new form of Islam let’s the corrupt western and Islamic leaders all hold hands and sing kumbaya with a smorgasbord of close-enough for God religions that can be all kept on the reservation and keep leaders sitting on their thrones. God help the fools since the pluralistic hydra-monster they are trying to construct will devour everyone.

  • LegalizeShemp

    We were told last week “this was not a conspiracy, these were lone wolfs”. But if we can’t trust the media or the government, who can we trust?

    • InvictusLux

      We can trust the media 95% of the time to be consistently motivated toward making money advancing their paying and licensing sponsor’s agendas. Just invert most of what you hear in so far as motives go and you will then have 40% of the truth that is being made public 95% of the time. People are slowly catching on to the fact that the MSM “News” outlets are a covey of spin doctors and propagandists that Orwell warned us about. It’s real – just accept it and talk to friends you know who are in the various agencies to get the real truth. ASSUME most of what you are being told has NOTHING to do with a motive in truth and everything to do with vectoring fears toward agendas and keeping the relative peace among those willing to extend a reasonable benefit of the doubt that not every aspect of our gov is corrupt.

    • cscape

      the question is WHY were we told this last week?…. there’s an awful lot of CRAP to have to put back into the horse for our LIBERAL politically correct leaders and their media enablers, who just want to sing Kumbaya and move along!

  • LisaG

    I’m really curious now. Who the heck is this Junes, and why are they so concerned with him being arrested? Makes the others sound like sacrificial lambs.

  • http://twitter.com/murphylinn Murphy Linn Spears

    What happened to changing your name when you come here so you sound more American and show you are assimilating?

  • kim

    well let’s just rush that amnesty right on thru, hmm?

  • kim

    so, will we find that we were paying for these three to attend college and providing welfare benefits to them too?

  • waltzingmtilda

    My money is on Troy Crossley for suspect #3.

  • BAW

    Who is this “junes?”

    “…thankfully out of all of this mess junes was not arrested”

  • Peyton

    DIdn’t they tell us the other day that they had everyone either caught or killed in relations to the bombings?

  • http://twitter.com/murphylinn Murphy Linn Spears

    More baby faces…let the lib swooning begin

  • Christopher Richey

    Wow…anyone else notice the absence of “Liberal outrage” and disbelief in regards to this new information? Is it possible…maybe…just maybe…they have nothing to say???

  • michael s

    More dark skinned males being arrested?

    • Raye09

      Michael, are you trolling or are you serious? I have a hard time you actually believe half of the stuff that comes out of your mouth.

  • cscape

    Gee…. What tough luck….. El Presidente, Governor Mini-Me, Mumbles, and the Main Stream Media, were all hoping and praying (not sure they actually PRAY) for this Marathon Bombing story to GO AWAY!!!…. But, dammit – it just ain’t happinin’!!! and it will continue to lead the news with new revelations as to how LIBERAL policies, LIBERAL politicians, and LIBERAL political correctness, have once again conspired (just as it did with 8 years of Clinton in the run-up to 9/11) to help leave us all vulnerable!