Boston police have three additional suspects in custody in connection to the Boston Marathon bombings, the department confirmed to Yahoo News Tuesday.From Fox News:
A spokeswoman at the Boston police department directed all questions on the suspects to the FBI, which has yet to disclose their identities.
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.And from Fox Boston:
The development comes as investigators have continued to scrutinize two of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's classmates at UMass-Dartmouth.Kazakhstan is another region around Russia where Islam has a presence. And this info tells more about the kind of creatures we're dealing with here.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's alleged associates are natives of Kazakhstan and have already been detained by U.S. immigration officials for alleged immigration violations.
Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev were in federal immigration court earlier Wednesday morning on those matters, a government source said; however, the court hearing was delayed.
Authorities were not immediately saying who the three detained were or if Tsarnaev's two classmates were part of the new group of suspects.
An attorney for Kadyrbayev has told media outlets that the two young men have been interviewed by FBI agents and that they were cooperating.
The Boston Police Dept. broke the news in a tweet, writing, "Three additional suspects taken into custody in Marathon bombing case. Details to follow."