Just hours after Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured in Watertown Friday night, the FBI took into custody three others in connection with their investigation.
Two women – one of them thought to be Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s girlfriend – and one man, both of whom appeared to be college-aged, were apprehended from the Hidden Brook Apartments on Carriage Drive in New Bedford.
The FBI said they were all questioned and later released and that they were never booked into jail.
New Bedford Police Dept. Lt. Robert Richard said they were not under arrest, though pictures from the scene showed them being led away in handcuffs.
The Massachusetts State Police Department has not responded to an inquiry on the arrests.
The three were apprehended after the FBI conducted a search warrant on an apartment at the complex, which is about 10 minutes from the Dartmouth campus, where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was a student.
Neighbors told the local ABC affiliate that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s girlfriend may have lived in the apartment complex and some reported seeing him in the area following the bombings at the marathon, which killed three people and injured more than 170.