(UPDATED) Three More Suspects Taken Into Custody in Marathon Bombing



Three college friends of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect are accused of removing a backpack from his dorm room — a backpack containing fireworks that had been emptied of gunpowder. According to charges filed today, they did so three days after the attack.

Two of the men are charged with conspiring to obstruct justice. A third is charged with making false statements. The affidavit says the two facing the obstruction of justice charges agreed to get rid of the backpack after concluding from news reports that their friend, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was one of the bombers.


Boston police say three more suspects have been taken into custody in the marathon bombings.

In a tweet Wednesday morning, the police department says only that three more suspects are in custody and more details will follow. Police spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca confirmed the tweet but referred all other questions to the FBI.

Three people were killed and more than 260 injured on April 15 when two bombs exploded near the finish line.

Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a gunfight with police several days later. His brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured and lies in a hospital prison.

Both are Russian natives who lived for several years in the U.S. They are accused of using a weapon of mass destruction.

  • Hangulman

    While the bombing was a heinous and nasty thing, that should be punished to the maximum extent possible, it worries me that a simple Improvised Explosive Device could be reclassified as a “Weapon of Mass Destruction.”

    By making such a severe charge, the justice department could be setting themselves up for failure. I know here in North Platte, the County Attorney likes to charge litterbugs with felonies in order to blackball the accused into accepting a plea agreement for a lesser charge, but with something this high profile…

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  • PB

    The question of the men from the para-military organization “Craft” being on scene has still not be answered. Far too many questions are still unanswered. I for one think this was a practice for martial law. Sadly, the people of Boston and vicinty cheered at their rights being violated. Sheeple Stupid Sheeple!

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  • JFranklynN

    Kinda sounds like a conspiracy, I think the bombing may have been organized by aliens, commissioned to Elvis, who is currently living and headquartered in the Bermuda Triangle, and passed to “Craft”…really?

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