Boston Bombing: Three More Suspects Taken Into Custody
Suspects Named As Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev & Robel Kidan Phillipos


BOSTON (WABC) -- Boston police say three additional suspects taken into custody in Marathon bombing case. Details to follow.


[Video previously here is below the fold]

Update: More here

BOSTON ( -- Three new suspects have been taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombings investigation, the Boston Police Dept. tweeted Wednesday morning.

The development comes as investigators have continued to scrutinize two of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's classmates at UMass-Dartmouth.

>>SKYFOX live over Moakley federal courthouse in Boston

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's alleged associates are natives of Khazakstahn and have already been detained by U.S. immigration officials for alleged immigration violations.

Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev were in federal immigration court earlier Wednesday morning on those matters, a government source said; however, the court hearing was delayed.

Authorities were not immediately saying who the three detained were or if Tsarnaev's two classmates were part of the new group of suspects.

An attorney for Kadyrbayev has told media outlets that the two young men have been interviewed by FBI agents and that they were cooperating.

The Boston Police Dept. broke the news in a tweet, writing, "Three additional suspects taken into custody in Marathon bombing case. Details to follow."[More...]

Update II: According to the three arrested were college students and apparently provided some sort of assistance to Jahar after the bombing.

Update III by Howie: Two of the suspects were already in custody on emigration issues.

They are identified as Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev:

Times Square pic from Dias Kadyrbayev's VK page

The third person is a US citizen. I'm speculating its the wife of Tamarlan, because its said that she warned the bombers they were wanted. But that's pure speculation on my part. We'll update when their identity is confirmed.

Hat Tip: Laura.

Update IV by SH: Gov Deval Patrick was briefed and said the suspects helped after the fact and it was his belief that they had nothing to do with the bombing. I am also hearing the 3rd suspect is a male?

Update V by SH: U.S. Attorney's Office - District of MA:

Three men[Note 3rd is male..ed] arrested in connection with Boston Marathon bombing. Conspiring to obstruct justice and false statements charges.

Three men arrested in connection with Boston Marathon will appear in federal court at 3:30 in Courtroom 19. Overflow in #20.

Update VI by SH: Third suspect named as Robel Phillipos
Two men from Kazakhstan and a man from Cambridge were arrested and charged today in the Boston Marathon bombings investigation, federal prosecutors said.

Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, both 19 and of New Bedford, were charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice by plotting to dispose of a laptop computer and a backpack containing fireworks belonging to bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the US attorney’s office said in a statement.

Robel Phillipos, 19, of Cambridge was charged with making false statements to law enforcement officials in a terorism investigation, prosecutors said.

Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev face maximum sentences of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Phillipos faces a maximum sentence of eight years and a $250,000 fine, prosecutors said.[More...]

Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev owned/leased/whatever a Bemmer and had their very own 'specialty' plate as a joke or whatever. We were aware of the license plate and that Jahar had previously tweeted images of it:


Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev knew Jahar was bomber and yet they tried to dispose of evidence aka aiding and abetting a f**king terrorist.

Sick f**ks.

Update VII by SH: Criminal Complaint against Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev [Phillipos included in complaint] here. I just started reading it.

Update VIII by SH: Criminal Complaint against Phillipos here. His full name is Robel Kidan Phillipos

As what was noted by FNC's Greta:

At this point in the criminal process, the prosecutor just charges with a couple counts to hold the suspects. When it goes to the grand jury, they are going to see a giant indictment!

Posted by: Stable Hand at 10:28 AM


1 But.......but......."lone wolf"!! "BushitlerCheney"! "The terrorists failed"! "The System worked"! "No failures of intelligence"! "RAAAAAACIST"!?! "War on wimmens"?

Posted by: MtTB at May 01, 2013 11:11 AM

2 Now lets start pulling fingernails to see who's going to sing first..........oops we don't do that anymore.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at May 01, 2013 11:17 AM

3 I wonder if members of the Muslim Students Association will be implicated.

Posted by: faboutlaws at May 01, 2013 11:26 AM

4 I wonder if they'll be deported by our gov't soon - justlike the "unconnected" Saudi was.

Posted by: MWTexas at May 01, 2013 11:37 AM

5 You mean wife of Tamerlan? I think only Speedbump was married.

Posted by: wte9 at May 01, 2013 11:50 AM

6 Anybody know what Parish these people attend?

Posted by: Jay at May 01, 2013 12:08 PM

7 Nothing about the Saudi and the cover up? Maybe next time.

Posted by: TinDenver at May 01, 2013 12:31 PM

they did not dump the stuff cause they were friends

they were in on it

they were in on it

Posted by: thunderb at May 01, 2013 01:41 PM

9 The suspects are 'co-operating' with the FBI, huh? Well, Holder will put a stop to that silly shite.

Posted by: EROWMER at May 01, 2013 05:05 PM

10 That's right, Eric the Cockholster will be over with a truckload of prayer rugs and leftist defense attorneys, some of whom may have to take leave from his office.

Posted by: Mark at May 01, 2013 05:25 PM

11 Accessories to murder, my guess.

Posted by: firefly at May 01, 2013 06:15 PM

12 Soon to be accessories to large tatooed instutional homosexual predators.

Posted by: Mark at May 01, 2013 06:19 PM

13 "Azamat".....isn't he a friend of Borats????

Posted by: grego at May 01, 2013 06:28 PM

14 There was a report the day after the bombing that three men with Russian accents had entered Tamerlan's apartment building claiming to be Boston Globe reporters and that they did something in his apartment. I wonder if it was these guys?

Posted by: Man Mountain Molehill at May 01, 2013 06:47 PM

15 These people should stop using up my country's air.

Posted by: The Sanity Inspector at May 01, 2013 09:09 PM

16 Did you know that the visas to Saudi Arabians has increased 500% since 9/11? Our colleges are educating foreigner after foreigner yet the cost of education to our citizens goes up and up.
ACADEMIA will do anything for money. ANYTHING.

Posted by: Sal at May 02, 2013 06:58 AM

17 Nothing better than a Muslim with a degree in chemical engineering from a major American University.

Posted by: Average Whitewinger at May 02, 2013 07:02 AM

18 #17 AW, sure there is, one with a degree in nuclear engineering. Oh, BTW, the three stooges should be handed with their fucking license plate around their worthless necks.

Posted by: Mark at May 02, 2013 10:48 AM

19 "handed" should be "hanged" above. Can we please get some editing and formatting functionality back in the comments thingy? Dammit, I type with 10 thumbs!

Posted by: Mark at May 02, 2013 03:55 PM

20 OUTLAW ISLAM! Where did I hear that before?

Posted by: Optimus at May 02, 2013 05:48 PM

21 Dartmouth is refusing to release the student records of the three citing privacy rights. One would think a terrorist has given up their rights to privacy.

Then again Dartmouth may be saving their records because they have the potential to be future professors in this world of socialist academia.

Posted by: Average Whitewinger at May 02, 2013 08:14 PM

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