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UMass: 1 arrested is suspended, 2 not enrolled

Wednesday - 5/1/2013, 5:07pm  ET

FILE - In this April 19, 2013 file photo, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth students stand outside the Pine Dale Hall dormitory where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsamaev lived, as students were evacuated from campus in Dartmouth, Mass. Law enforcement agents said in court papers that three college friends of Tsarnaev were arrested Wedneday, May 1, 2013, and accused of removing a backpack containing fireworks emptied of gunpowder from Tsarnaev’s dorm room three days after the attack, to try to keep him from getting into trouble. (AP Photo/Standard Times, Peter Pereira, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) -- 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 (AHZ'-maht tuh-ZAYE'-uh-kov) has been suspended "pending the outcome of the case." He and Dias Kadyrbayev (DYE'-us kad-uhr-BYE-ev) were charged with conspiring to obstruct justice.

Robel Phillipos was charged with making false statements. The university says Kadyrbayez and Phillipos aren't enrolled.

The FBI says the three removed a backpack containing hollowed-out fireworks from the dorm room of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) three days after the bombings. Their attorneys say they had no idea the attack was being planned.

The FBI says the three began attending UMass Dartmouth with Tsarnaev in 2011.

The university says it's cooperating fully with authorities.


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