Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Three Detained in Connection With Boston Bombings

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BOSTON — Three additional people have been taken into custody for actions carried out after the Boston Marathon bombings, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday.

The names of the three have not been released, but at least two of them are believed to be current or former students at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where one of the bombing suspects, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, had been also been a student, a federal official said. Two of the three have been in the custody of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency since Friday, federal officials said.   more here

US media reports say two of the people in custody were Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's college classmates at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who said he had been briefed on the development, said he understood the people had been detained in connection with events after the bombing took place and there was no indication of involvement in a plot before the attacks.
A lawyer representing Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev - both from Kazakhstan - said the pair had been held in jail for more than a week for allegedly violating their student visas, the Associated Press reported.
They face charges of conspiring to obstruct justice and making false statements, according to a tweet from the US Attorney's Office in Massachusetts.
They are due to appear in court on Wednesday afternoon.
The identity of the third suspect has not been released.   more here

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