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Sister of Boston bomb suspect arrested

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (AP/The Lowell Sun & Robin Young) Tamerlan Tsarnaev, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (AP/The Lowell Sun & Robin Young)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The NYPD arrested Ailina Tsarnaeva, the sister of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, for allegedly threatening to bomb a New York City woman, a police official confirmed.

Tsarnaeva, of North Bergen, N.J., is accused of calling a woman Monday and warning her to stay away from her and her boyfriend, the woman's ex. On the call, she allegedly told the woman "I know people who can put a bomb on you."

The alleged victim has a baby with Tsarnaeva's boyfriend. The two are allegedly in the middle of a custody battle.

Tsarnaeva turned herself in to the NYPD in Harlem Wednesday on aggravated harassment charges. She is due in court September 30.

Tsarnaeva has been required to check in with Massachusetts probation officers since last October after prosecutors say she didn't cooperate with a counterfeiting investigation. Her lawyer in that case hasn't returned a message seeking comment. A working home phone number for her can't be found.

Federal authorities have accused Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of carrying out the twin bombings on the 2013 Boston Marathon with his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police days after the attack.

Dzhokhar has pleaded not guilty.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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