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Boston Police Take 3 More Suspects Into Custody For Marathon Bombings

New Suspects Marathon Bombing

First Posted: 05/01/13 EDT Updated: 05/01/13 EDT

The Boston Police Department has three more suspects in custody that are connected to the deadly bombings at last month's Boston Marathon.

The police made the announcement with a Twitter message Wednesday morning.

The three suspects being held by the police are college students who allegedly helped Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after the double bombing near the finish line on April 15, the Boston Globe reported.

"Please be advised that there is not a threat to public safety," the police announced in a statement. "There is no additional info to release at this time. Additional details will be provided when they become available."

Tsarnaev, 19, was a student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The new suspects were allegedly Dzhokhar's college roommates, according to NBC News.

Gov. Deval Patrick said he was informed that the new suspects had no role in the actual bombing, but became involved afterward.

Dzhokhar is in a Massachusetts prison hospital and charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction. His brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed during a shootout and attempted getaway from police in Watertown four days after the Marathon bombing.

After announcing that the suspects were detained and assuring the public that safety was not in jeopardy, officials with the Boston police declined to elaborate. Instad, they referred inquiries to the FBI

In an email to HuffPost about the additional suspects, an FBI spokeswoman wrote: "We are unable to comment or confirm any statement or tweets regarding custody or arrests."

The attack at the Marathon killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

This is a developing story -- check back for updates.