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DOCUMENT: Criminal Complaint Against Three UMass-Dartmouth Students Accused of Aiding Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Three students at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth were charged Wednesday with lying to federal investigators about their assistance to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhorkhar Tsarnaev. The three men — Dias Kadyrbayev, Azamat Tazhayakov and Robel Phillipos — allegedly disposed of evidence relevant to the bombing investigation. A criminal complaint filed by an FBI agent says they removed a backpack from Tsarnaev’s dormitory room on April 18. A copy of […]

Three More Suspects Arrested in Connection with Boston Marathon Bombings; Attended UMass-Dartmouth With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

The Boston Police Department announced via its official Twitter feed Wednesday morning that it had taken three additional suspects into custody in the course of its investigation of last month’s attack. Police spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca confirmed the tweet’s validity, but refused to answer further questions and directed reporters to the FBI. The April 15 bombings of the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured more than 260. One suspect, Tamerlan […]

FBI Says Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Mysterious Muslim Mentor 'Misha' Not Implicated in Boston Bombing

A friend who influenced Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Islamic beliefs had no role in the April 15 attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260, federal officials told the Associated Press. Family members have said the older Tsarnaev brother “hardened his Islamic views in 2008 or 2009 under the influence of a Muslim convert, known to the family as Misha,” the AP’s Matt Apuzzo reported. “Two U.S. officials […]

Report: Russian Wiretap Caught Boston Bombing Suspect Talking About Jihad With His Mother

Russian security officials secretly recorded phone conversations two years ago in which Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev discussed jihad with his mother, the Associated Press reported Saturday: In the past week, Russian authorities turned over to the United States information it had on Tamerlan and his mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva. The Tsarnaevs are ethnic Chechens who emigrated from southern Russia … In early 2011, the Russian FSB internal security service […]


CNN, Reuters and other news organizations are reporting that a suspect in Monday’s deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon has been identified from video recorded at the scene. An arrest is expected to be reported shortly. UPDATE: Both CNN and Fox News now report that the suspect has been arrested. CNN reports: The breakthrough came from analysis of video from a department store near the site of the second explosion. Video […]

Boston Bombing Investigation 'In Its Infancy ... Wide Open,' FBI Declares at Press Conference

In a Tuesday afternoon press conference in Boston, the FBI agent leading the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) investigating the Boston Marathon bombing said they are “wide open” in terms of seeking suspects and motives for the crime that killed three people and injured more than 170. The task force has no “definitive” information on who perpetrated the attack, FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard Deslauriers said during a press conference […]

UPDATE: 'We Will Go to the Ends of the Earth' to Solve Boston Marathon Bombing, FBI Agent Says; UPDATE: 'Blood All Over' at Bombing Scene

The manhunt for the perpetrator of Monday’s attack on the Boston Marathon moved rapidly, as federal authorities took charge of the investigation and searched the suburban apartment of a young Saudi student whom officials would not describe as a “suspect” in the crime. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were among the agencies involved in the search of an apartment […]