May 01, 2013

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!

By Stable Hand at 10:28 AM | Comments |