Tsarnaevs' Sister Accused of Bomb Threat

Ailiana Tsarnaeva allegedly threatened another woman

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 27, 2014 7:37 PM CDT

(Newser) – Another member of the Tsarnaev family was arrested today, and the charges revolve around a bomb threat, reports CBS New York. Ailiana Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, allegedly called up her boyfriend's ex in Harlem and made the threat, reports the New York Post. Both the newspaper and the TV station quote NYPD sources who say she used the phrase, "I know people who can put a bomb on you."

When the woman told police of the threat, Tsarnaeva reportedly turned herself in to a police station in Harlem on charges of aggravated harassment. She is due back in court next month. (Tsarnaeva spells her last name differently than her brothers, and media accounts differ on the spelling of her first name and her age. She's either 23 or 24.) Tsarnaeva lives in North Bergen, NJ, and the Post says her live-in boyfriend is in the midst of a nasty custody fight with his ex over their three kids.

Ailiana Tsarnaeva, sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, in a 2013 file photo.
Ailiana Tsarnaeva, sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, in a 2013 file photo.   (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Mark Garfinkel, Pool)
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