21:55 25-10-2014
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Tsarnaev sister arrested in alleged bomb threat

Bishkek (AKIpress) - ailanaA sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was arrested in New York Wednesday after allegedly threatening a woman in a domestic harassment case, saying, “I have people that can go over there and put a bomb on you.”

Ailana Tsarnaeva, of North Berger, New Jersey, was arrested at a police station in New York City Wednesday afternoon, charged with one count of aggravated harassment. She was released with a summons to return to a criminal court in Manhattan on Sept. 3, according to police Lt. John Grimpel, the Boston Globe reported.

Grimpel said the victim of Ailana Tsarnaeva’s alleged threat has a child with the father of one of Tsarnaev’s children. Grimpel did not elaborate on the nature of the dispute. Tsarnaeva told police that she is 21, though she is believed to be three years older.

Her younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, is awaiting trial in federal court, accused, along with his older brother, of setting off the April 15, 2013 bombs at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 260. Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev are also accused of shooting and killing MIT police officer Sean Collier days after the bombing. Tamerlan was later killed in a violent confrontation with police.

Ailana and another sister, Bella Tsarnaeva, have visited their brother Dzhokhar at the federal prison in Fort Devens in Ayer, where he is being held. Defense lawyers have sought to have private conversations with Dzhokhar and his sisters as they seek to learn more about their family history. Defense attorneys expect to argue that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was pressured to participate in the bombings by his older brother.

Ailana Tsarnaeva has been arrested before. She was charged with impeding a 2010 investigation into counterfeiting, and later failed to appear in court. The investigation was based on the passing of a counterfeit bill at an Applebee’s restaurant in Dorchester. She is not accused of passing the fake currency, but police say she knew members of the group who did.

Bella has also faced criminal charges. She faced marijuana charges in New Jersey and agreed to probation.

The two Tsarnaeva sisters are believed to be staying together in New Jersey, and New York media outlets recently reported that Tamerlan’s widow Katherine Russell, who had a child with him, recently moved in with the sisters.


Twitterfacebookprint
10:38 28.08.2014
LATEST NEWS
15:54 Vice PM Dil, President of Turkmenistan discuss Atambayev's visit to Ashgabat15:48 Kyrgyzstan needs to procure 2.2 million tons of coal for autumn-winter period15:34 Tenge/som exchange rate rises by 8.93% since February tenge devaluation in Kazakhstan - National Bank15:07 Vietnam business tycoon Ha Van Tham arrested for 'fraud'15:03 Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan conduct drills on elimination of consequences from emergency situations14:52 Nazarbayev to take part in 10th World Islamic Economic Forum in Dubai14:36 Talas unveils sculpture of writer Chingiz Aitmatov14:30 Atambayev congratulates employees of local governments on their professional day14:08 Chinese Vice FM attends reception marking 23rd anniversary of Independence of Tajikistan13:44 New York axe attack 'terrorist act by Muslim convert'13:21 Gazprom to supply 330 mln m3 of gas to Jambul TPP to reduce cost of electricity supply from Kazakhstan13:19 90 projects to be approved within Business Roadmap 2020 in Kazakhstan's Karaganda12:27 Rusnano representatives discuss issues of nanotechnology in Kyrgyzstan12:21 86.7% of grain produced in Kazakhstan so far - Ministry12:03 Egypt imposes state of emergency in Sinai after attacks11:15 Kyrgyzstan has become attractive for investors after reforms for favorable conditions for business - Deputy Economy Minister10:53 Kyrgyzstan signs a number of investment deals for doing business better10:21 Google's Alan Eustace beats Baumgartner's skydiving record10:18 Kazakh oil output to rise with Kashagan after 2020 - official09:59 Ebola outbreak: Cases pass 10,000, WHO reports
Astana
-4° C
Ashgabat
+23° C
Bishkek
+19° C
Dushanbe
+19° C
Tashkent
+22° C
exchange rates
 
71.18
56.25
9.20
1.35
228.80
180.87
29.57
4.32
6.33
4.99
0.82
0.12
3084.28
2367.40
385.74
61.13
3.60
2.85
0.47
0.07

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2014
Use of the AKIpress.com materials must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75