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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

3 New Suspects in Boston Bombing in Custody

UPDATE #3  Affidavit for new arrests just released, read it.   One tidbit: alleged bomber gave himself a haircut just before photo released IDing him.   Also: a white cap found in his dorm room.  Footnote in the affidavit:  Tsarniev allegedly told his friends a month before the bombing that he knew how to make a bomb.  Agents found the tossed out evidnece in a dumpster--including a jar of Vaseline and a homework assignment--but no laptop. 

UPDATE #2  In unrelated news, it's just been announced that Masha Gessen has signed to do the first major book on the bomb suspect brothers. 

UPDATE:    Full story from Boston Globe.  Yes, three college friends who only helped after bombing.  Two of them pictured in that famous photo with alleged bomber, in Times Square, left.

Earlier: Just breaking now, via USA Today: "Boston police: 3 more suspects in custody in marathon attack."  Just that headline.  Boston Globe flash IDs them as "college students."  Reuters says no info on their ID.  Boston Herald adds nothing.  You'll remember students were questioned early on in New Bedford, as I recall.  And, of course, surviving bro was a party boy at UMass as well.  

Here we find"CBS News Correspondent John Miller reported the three suspects were arrested for harboring or aiding the Tsarnaev brothers after the bombing. They were expected in federal court Wednesday. Suspects are friends of Dzohkhar Tsarnaev. Two of them will be charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and making false statements."

An AP/CBS account:  "Earlier today, lawyers for two men friendly with suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said their clients have been extensively interviewed by federal investigators.  Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, both originally from Kazakhstan, 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 the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The marathon attack was not mentioned in court and their cases were continued. Their attorneys said afterward that authorities have not indicated their clients had anything to do with the bombings. Federal authorities would not comment."

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