Supposedly they’re college students who aided in harboring the terrorists.
Three college students have been arrested in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings, a Boston police source said this morning. The Boston police official Twitter account said that three additional “suspects” had been taken into custody. The source said the three had been arrested by federal authorities.
From the BPD Twitter feed.
We suspect they’re not local Tea Party members. More here.
Three new suspects have been taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombings investigation, the Boston Police Dept. tweeted Wednesday morning.
The development comes as investigators have continued to scrutinize two of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s classmates at UMass-Dartmouth.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s alleged associates are natives of Khazakstahn 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.”
The Boston Police Dept. says there is no threat to the public.