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Do you think you've been reporting police have now confirmed the new arrests in connection with a Boston terror attack the first arrests in nearly two weeks.
Three more suspects now in custody according to the court papers the prosecutors say two of those men.
Had decided to throw away a backpack belonging to the younger bombing suspect to -- -- and I.
A backpack containing fireworks and a laptop computer the third and -- suspect accused of lying to investigators.
Attorneys say at least two of these new suspects will appear in court thirty minutes from now.
And will plead not guilty.
And here you can see the -- suspects standing in New York's Times Square with -- -- -- and I -- Investigators say both men knew from school one is -- correct student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and one is a former student from that -- university.
Both are citizens of cost Exxon.
But the third -- suspect is an American citizen.
A -- look at the courthouse outside the courthouse in Boston we expect attorneys for two of those suspects to speak to reporters.
After their court appearance coming up minutes from now but first Catherine Herridge with updated -- new information from DC.
You've read through this thing now help us understand the main parts.
Well main take away from this affidavit is that these three suspects.
All believed at the time that they took these actions to dispose of the laptop computer.
Off fireworks inside as well as a jar -- that -- That they believed they were doing so to help their friend so cars or -- who they believed to be one of the Boston bombing suspects.
And this was based on to -- the critical observations in the affidavit -- one that they hit seen the FBI surveillance video released.
By the evening of April 18 and they believed to that it was very familiar and it was their friend from UMass Dartmouth and second that they -- scene inside the apartment.
What appeared to be fireworks with a gun powder removed and also a jar of gasoline there's a critical fit in footnote in the document.
Which indicates that about a month earlier so Carson and I had said to at least two of the suspects.
That he knew how to make a bomb so again these were not out acts of omission.
These were acts of -- mission according to the affidavit they were deliberate steps taken.
One -- three suspects realized that it was their friend who was one of the busting bomb Boston Boston bombers rather.
Beat you you talked earlier about these text messages that really sort of put things in.
In a really clear light.
Well -- the text messages according to the affidavit is that one of the three suspects god touches so car.
So -- suggesting have you seen the news have you seen the images you look like one of these guys and he texted back saying -- the acronym for.
Laugh out loud which seem like a rather -- Response from somebody when you've said hey look you look like one of the bombers.
-- an interesting element to this is how they got to these guys in the first place after is so car and temperaments or -- if war.
Identified either captured or killed.
Investigators went through their pocket litter that to turn that investigators used to describe the information that they have on -- person at the time.
What's in their cellphone -- there iPhone but the records show and shortly after that we had the -- near the EU Dartmouth campus.
Of this apartment suite where two of the suspects -- After that we had the sweep of the garbage the garbage dump and what we now know based on the affidavit is that this was part of the search for the backpack.
The laptop computer and these fireworks casings and that they did recover the laptop in this case that's at the end of one of the affidavits in this is consistent.
With our reporting on fox last night that the computers of -- -- Knight Brothers had been recovered and that they had not been cleared.
Or white their hard drives prior to the Boston bombing attack.
And for Katherine and correct me please if I'm wrong -- any of these details but it's my understanding that.
It's not like Jim -- called his buddies up and said hey hey good to throw the stuff away from me I really need some distance from it but instead.
They saw it there put two and two together according to the affidavit realize that their friend was a part of this bombing -- said all we're gonna help -- out.
We're not gonna call 911 and try to prevent what turned out to be the murder of -- of a police officer from MIT.
Instead we're gonna throw this stuff away in the dumpster and then they saw it get carted away.
That's that's it that's my take away from reading affidavit I'm looking for specific quote here.
Because they indicate that they get a call -- -- taxed.
From so -- saying that he's leaving here it is he he stated to them I'm about to leave if you need something in my room take it.
And one of the suspects when he got the message he believed that that was the last time that he -- he's so car -- diet or hear from him.
So that does not appear to be a specific direction to destroy it but that this was a step taken.
On behalf and so car by the three individuals but again I want to go through the affidavit there's a lot of information here.
But sort of that the take away from all of it.
Is that according to the allegations in the criminal complaint.
These were deliberate acts that these were acts of co mission.
Not unwitting acts and they took these acts.
On two levels one that they -- had identified their friend this surveillance video that was released by the FBI they had seen that on television.
And two they had seen evidence in the apartment suite.
A bomb making and this according to the affidavit was another piece of evidence that confirm to them that he was one of the Boston bombing suspect -- Woman one more thing to give time Katherine and content -- How did this what do we know about the process what what the feds are saying about how they zeroed in on these particular suspects.
Well let's issue a pocket litter that I was just referring to after Tara Lynn is so Carson and I -- for either picked up or killed.
Investigators look for what's called pocket litter or the kind of intelligence or data that's on their person at the time so with anything from notes in your pocket.
To the records in your cell phone shortly after that we had the apartment -- -- two of the suspects so when you connect the dots.
At least what you can suggest also based on the complain that says that there was ample phone or text records that that led them to the individuals and as we reported.
On Friday here at Fox News.
At least two were initially held -- immigration violations this was a violation of their student visa this was simply.
A holding charge we were told by national security source because the GAT TF wanted to question the men.
About what actions they took after the eighteenth and whether it was at the direction.
And so car so our ninth so that's how the -- -- of stream of information played out into the criminal complaint today.
Briefly Catherine there is not an allegation that they knew about this in advance right.
The attacks in Boston yeah.
Yes no there's nothing in -- this suggests that they were part of a conspiracy to build the bombs and where they knew about it it -- but there is a footnote this is a month before the attack in a conversation with.
When of the tea -- -- Knight Brothers.
That their Fred indicated.
That they knew how to make -- who knew how to make a -- I don't know.
-- for the average person if someone tells you they know how to make a bomb whether that's something that just sort of washes off your.
Back or not but it is an odd claimed to make and then a month later -- and Bob involved in the bombing itself.
I've read through this and it does it suggest a bit that the feds have said we're sure they did know about this in advance and and you try to put yourself Katherine.
In the position of these college students or that's what I try to do for the last hour.
You -- you come to the realization that that your friend.
Has murdered an eight year old boy in terrorized the nation.
And you make a decision not to call 911.
You decide instead to help the person whom you now believe has murdered and maimed.
By throwing their stuff away you you have to wonder from that just by the decision making process.
It maybe they didn't either have some advance knowledge and I'm sure they're checking into that.
Or at least a similar mindset.
Because who does that.
Well the way the process plays out is as we've seen here is that you typically have a holding charged then you have a criminal complaint with allegations.
And then there can be a superseding.
Charges so additional charges in the future depending on the information that's uncovered.
In the investigation so I think it's not we're not really able to get in it to walk -- issues.
Of these individuals at this point Fox News did speak.
To the lawyer for a two of the suspects on Friday.
Who said to us that their client was horrified.
At what had happened.
In Boston and had deep sympathy.
For the victims so you can take that data point and try and reconcile.
It with the facts that are laid out in the criminal complaint and.
-- really do appreciate your reporting and and you had you had a lot of good stuff last night that led us to hear.
-- appreciate -- problem all right thank you.
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