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Boston Bomb Suspects' Sister Holed Up in NJ Home



    Law enforcement investigators converged on the West New York, N.J. home of a woman believed to be the sister of the Boston bombing suspects. (Published Monday, April 22, 2013)

    A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects remains holed up in her 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.

    FBI investigators and other law enforcement officers on Friday searched Tsarnaeva's home, removing a computer. 

    Before authorities swarmed the home Tsarnaeva, who lives with her husband and two young children, told reporters from behind her apartment door she was "hurt for everyone that's been hurt." 

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    "I'm sorry for the families that lost their loved ones, the same way I lost my loved ones," she said.

    "I'm not OK, just like everybody else is not OK," she said. "No one is OK. It's very shocking."

    The woman said her older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old suspect killed during the chase overnight in the Boston area, was a "great person, a kind and loving man." She described her younger brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was hunted for hours before being captured Friday night, as "an amazing child."

    "They are smart," she said. "My older brother was smart. I have no idea what's gotten into them." 

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