Boston Police: Three New Bombing Suspects in Custody

There was heavy police presence outside of the Moakley federal courthouse Wednesday, as three suspects connected to the Boston Marathon bombing were enroute.

Boston Police announced a major new development in the Boston Marathon bombing case Wednesday morning. According to the department, there are three new suspects in custody.

Boston Police tweeted the news just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. There were no further details, though the police said they would offer more information soon.

There is no additional information being released at the moment. BPD said additional details will be provided when they become available. 

Police stressed there was no immediate threat to the public.


12:25 p.m. Governor Deval Patrick told Boston Globe reporter Michael Levinson that the three suspects did not participate in the bombing, but may have committed crimes after the fact.


12:09 p.m. There is a heavy security presence around the Moakley Federal Courthouse right now amid reports the three suspects are being transfered there to appear in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings.


12 p.m. WCVB is reporting that the complaint against the three is sealed, but the three allegedly helped bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarneav remove items from his dorm room at UMass Dartmouth. ABC News’ Brian Ross said he spoke with a lawyer connected to the case. According to Ross, the three removed a backpack filled with fireworks from Tsarneav’s dorm room at the suspect’s request sometime after the bombing. 

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