News just came out that three additional suspects were arrested for obstruction of justice and interfering with the Boston Bombing investigations.
Additionally, the New York Daily News is reporting that the guys pictured in Times Square with the Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (above) are the same guys who rode around in a car with a license plate that read "terrorista1" and may have sheltered the surviving bomber.
Boston police say three additional suspects have been taken into
custody in the Boston Marathon bombings investigation.
Their names have not been released. Police said more details will be
revealed later today.
According to CBS News, the three people arrested are friends of
Two will be charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and making
false statements. They are not U.S. citizens.
According to WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson, their names are Azamat
Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev. Both are originally from Kazakhstan
and attended the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth with
The third suspect, according to CBS News, is an American citizen and
he will be charged with making false statements.
Sources told CBS News senior correspondent John Miller that
investigators arrested the three for harboring or aiding Tsarnaev
after the fact. These will be federal charges.
The three were not arrested in the city of Boston, but nearby,
according to Miller. This is possibly connected to the house raided in
New Bedford on the Friday after the bombing.
According to CBS News correspondent Bob Orr, the charges are under
seal, but they are related to incidents after the bombings and
interfering with investigators.
Orr said, at this point in the probe, there is no evidence of Tamerlan
and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev having direct help before the bombings.
Authorities had recently searched a landfill near UMass-Dartmouth, but
they have not said what was found.
Earlier today, lawyers for Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev said their
clients have been extensively interviewed by federal investigators.
The two men appeared via video for a visa violation hearing in
immigration court in Boston on Wednesday.
They have been held in a county jail for more than a week on
allegations that they violated their student visas while attending
UMass-Dartmouth with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The marathon attack was not mentioned in court and their cases were
Their attorneys said afterward that authorities have not indicated
their clients had anything to do with the bombings. Federal
authorities would not comment.
Attorney Robert Stahl said Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev were drawn to
Tsarnaev because he also spoke Russian.