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Boston bomb suspects’ sister holed up in NJ home

Local News | Apr 22, 2013

Boston bomb suspects’ sister holed up in NJ home

WEST NEW YORK, N.J. (AP) — A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects remains holed up in her northern New Jersey home, as she works through her grief and considers making a statement about the allegations against her brothers.

Police officers continued to stand guard Saturday at the West New York apartment building where Ailina Tsarnaeva lives, and authorities say officers will remain at the site “indefinitely.”

West New York Police Director Michael Indri spoke briefly with Tsarnaeva inside her apartment Saturday. Upon leaving the three-story building, he told reporters she was grieving and appeared to have been crying.

Indri also said Tsarnaeva is considering making a statement in the coming days, but it’s unclear when that may happen.

Tsarnaeva told federal agents Friday she had not been in contact with her brothers for years.