Ailina Tsarnaeva, a sister of the pair who allegedly carried out the 2013 bombing attack on the Boston Marathon, is accused of making a bomb threat, according to reports.
The 24-year-old resident of North Bergen, N.J., turned herself in to police in New York City on Wednesday after allegedly threatening her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend, the Los Angeles Times reports.
“She made phone threats against another female saying, ‘I know people who can go over there and put a bomb on you,’” NYPD Lt. Paul Ng told the Boston Herald.
The ex-girlfriend, who was not identified, called police and Tsarnaeva was arrested on suspicion of aggravated harassment and making a phone threat, NYPD Lt. John Grimpel told the LA Times.
Tsarnaeva was given an appearance ticket for a Sept. 30 court date and released, The Associated Press reported.
A neighbor told the New York Post that she seemed to be having problems with men.
“I heard her talking with a friend in the lobby, [saying] that you cannot trust men, they are nothing but trouble,” the neighbor told the newspaper.
Tsarnaeva is the sister of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who are accused of making bombs out of two pressure cookers and placing them near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured in the attack.
In addition, the two allegedly shot and killed Sean Collier, a police officer at MIT, several days later during their attempt at a getaway.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in a shootout with a police on April 19, 2013. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured and has pleaded not guilty to all 30 charges against him.
Of those charges, 17 carry the possibility of the death penalty.
Tsarnaeva was reportedly questioned by the FBI after the Boston Marathon attack, and told the media she hadn't seen her brothers in years.
"They were great people," she said, according to NewsMax. "I never would have expected it."
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