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UPDATE: Two men charged in Boston bombing case waive bail

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BOSTON (WKOW) -- Two men who attended college with the Boston Marathon suspect and are charged with conspiring to obstruct justice have waived bail.

Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev appeared in court Wednesday and agreed to voluntarily detention.

The lawyers for the two men say their clients were shocked when the bombings happened and had no idea the attack was being planned.

Their next hearing is scheduled for May 14.

A third man, Robel Phillipos, is charged with making false statements to federal investigators.

Phillipos is being held pending a detention and probable cause hearing.

Court documents say the three men removed bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's backpack from his dorm room at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth three days after the bombing.

That backpack contained hollowed-out fireworks.

The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth has suspended one student charged in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings and says the other two aren't enrolled.

The university said Wednesday that Azamat Tazhayakov has been suspended "pending the outcome of the case.

The university says it's cooperating fully with authorities.

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BOSTON (AP) -- Three men who attended college with the Boston Marathon suspect have been charged in connection with the case.

Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev are charged with conspiring to obstruct justice. A third man, Robel Phillipos, is charged with making false statements to federal investigators.

An FBI affidavit says the three men removed bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's backpack from his dorm room at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth three days after the bombing.

The affidavit says Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev agreed to get rid of it after concluding from news reports that Tsarnaev was one of the bombers.

A court appearance for the three is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

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BOSTON (WKOW) -- Law enforcement officials have now stated three more people have been arrested in connection to the Boston Marathon bombings.

A source with the Department of Homeland Security tells CNN the three are students, one is an American citizen and two are from Kazakhstan.  The suspects are being detained by the FBI.  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains in custody.

The two originally from Kazakhstan, and most recently New Bedford, Massachusetts, will be charged with obstruction of justice and making false statements.  No word on charges for the third person.

Boston police stress there is no threat to public safety.

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BOSTON (AP) -- Two law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation say two of the three people newly arrested in the Boston Marathon bombing case are two men originally from Kazakhstan who were friendly with the main suspect.

Azamat Tazhayakov (AHZ'-maht tuh-ZAYE'-uh-kov) and Dias Kadyrbayev (DYE'-us kad-uhr-BYE-ev) appeared via video for a visa violation hearing in immigration court in Boston on Wednesday.

The officials who said they were in custody spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about the investigation.

One of the officials said the third suspect was a man.

The two have been held in a county jail for more than a week on allegations that they violated their student visas while attending the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv), who is originally from Russia.

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BOSTON (WKOW) --- Boston Police say they have taken three additional suspects into custody in the Boston Marathon bombings case.

Boston Police spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca confirmed the tweet but referred all other questions to the FBI.

Officials say there is no threat to the public.

Three people were killed and more than 260 injured on April 15 when two bombs exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a gunfight with police several days later. His brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured and is currently in a hospital prison.

We will keep you updated here on WKOW.com as we get more details.

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