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Boston Marathon Bombings Update: Three additional suspects in custody

Boston marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19. AP/The Lowell Sun/Julia Malakie, Bkontakte

Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19
AP/The Lowell Sun/Julia Malakie, VKontakte

(CBS) BOSTON - 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.

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The names of the suspects have not been released. Police said there is no threat to the public and more details will be revealed later this afternoon.

CBS Boston reports the three are expected in federal court in South Boston Wednesday afternoon.

The suspects are reportedly accused 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.

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

CBS Boston reports two out of the three new suspects are originally from Kazakhstan and attended the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The third suspect, according to the station, was born and raised in Massachusetts.

There is reportedly no evidence at this time that points to the three new suspects aiding the Tsarnaev brothers prior to the Boston Marathon attack.

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