Boston Police: 3 More Marathon Bombing Suspects Arrested

After reports of detentions related to case, Boston police confirm arrests.

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The Boston Police Department revealed Wednesday morning that three additional suspects in the April 15 Boston Marathon bomb attacks have been arrested. 

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After a massive manhunt, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was taken into custody by police on April 19. Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan, 26, were the two initial suspected wanted by the FBI. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in a police shootout the night before his brother's capture.

"Three additional suspects taken into custody in Marathon bombing case," the Boston Police Department said in a Wednesday morning tweet. "Details to follow." 

Immediately after his capture, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly told investigators that he and his brother were the only people responsible for the attacks. 

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The Boston Globe reported Wednesday that the three people arrested Wednesday are college students believed to have helped the younger Tsarnaev brother – a student at the University of Massachusetts—Dartmouth – in the days after the bombing.

Fox News and other news publications reported April 26 that two young Kazakh citizens who were friendly with the surviving suspect were detained on April 20 and were being held by federal immigration officials.

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Tsarnaev is currently charged with "use of a weapon of mass destruction" and "malicious destruction of property resulting in death," federal charges that could bring the death penalty.

 

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