More arrests in connection to Boston Marathon bombings

By Suzanne Proulx

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More arrests in connection to Boston Marathon bombings

May 1, 2013 Updated May 1, 2013 at 2:04 PM EDT

According to CBS News, three additional suspects have been taken into custody in connection with last month's deadly Boston Marathon attack, the Boston Police Department announced Wednesday via Twitter.

CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports the suspects were arrested on charges of harboring or aiding the two brothers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, after they allegedly carried out the attack.

Dzhokhar is in custody in a federal prison medical facility. Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with authorities nearly two weeks ago.

Miller reports that federal charges are expected to be announced later Wednesday against the three suspects, which have been described to CBS News as friends of younger brother Dzhokhar.

New Jersey attorney Robert Stahl confirmed to CBS News that his client, Dias Kadyrbayev, is one of the new suspects. Stahl was aware of the charges but declined to comment before the indictment was unsealed.

Linda Cristello, a Boston attorney who represented Azamat Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev in immigration court Wednesday morning, told The Associated Press that her clients now face separate federal charges and have an afternoon court appearance related to the bombing case.

Stahl was told to expect a court hearing "at 3 or 4 p.m." Wednesday afternoon. He was already in Boston to represent Kadyrbayev at the immigration hearing regarding his student visa.

Two of the new suspects will be charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and making false statements, CBS News reports. The third will be charged with making false statements.

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