Ailina Tsarnaeva, who is the sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was detained on Wednesday due to suspicion that she threatened to bomb another female who had formerly had a romantic relationship with Tsarnaeva’s boyfriend. Tsarnaeva resides in North Bergen, New Jersey and allegedly performed a threat against a woman who lives in upper Manhattan by telephone on Monday, stated New York police.
Tsarnaeva, age 23, reportedly went and turned herself in at one of New York’s police precincts, and the NYPD ended up charging her with criminal aggravated harassment. Numerous media sources reported that Tsarnaeva supposedly declared to the other woman that she had people who could go to the woman’s home and place a bomb on her. She also allegedly told the female to keep her distance and leave them alone.
Several different law enforcement sources stated that Tsarnaeva’s boyfriend, George Briones, is presently entangled in a vicious custody dispute with his ex wife over their three children. The ex wife explained to police about the allegedly bomb threat made over the alleged phone call from Tsarnaeva. Tsarnaeva went and turned herself in at the police station, where she ended up being charged. She was later released, stated various sources.
A neighbor who resides in the same building as the woman who received the bomb threat stated that it was apparent that the female had noticeable problems with her love life. The neighbor explained that she had heard the woman talking with a friend in the apartment building lobby and that she had said “not to trust men because they were nothing but trouble.”
Tsarnaeva’s arrest is at least her second encounter with the police, following a 2011 charge that was linked to a counterfeiting case which occurred in Boston. Prosecutors alleged that Tsarnaeva knew the customers who paid with a bogus bill to cover their tab at an Applebee’s restaurant, and that she lied to a police investigator who interrogated her. Tsarnaeva ended up skipping bail after she was arrested on an obstruction charge. However the case against her ended up being dismissed, according to court reports.
Her brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, were accused of planting homemade bombs which killed three people and injured over 260 other individuals who were close to the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2012, state Federal officials.
The two men are also believed to have allegedly gunned down MIT police officer Sean Collier three days later, soon after the FBI released surveillance photographs of them actually at the marathon. Tamerlan, age 26, was killed when he was involved in a shootout with law enforcement but Dzhokhar, age 21, got away. This prompted a whole day lockdown that went across Boston. It was only after the lockdown was raised that Dzhokar was discovered, injured and hiding in a boat that was being stored in the back yard of a home in Watertown. He ended up being captured without any episode and now awaits a trial.
It was on Saturday that Tamerlan’s widow, Katherine Russell, was caught on film holding a baby standing outside the house that Ailiana shares with a sister named Bella. Bella was arrested on marijuana charges following a domestic occurrence that happened in 2013. The next day, it was reported that Russell had converted from Catholicism to Islam and had recently gotten married again and the infant belonged to her.
Ailina Tsarnaeva ended up being detained on Wednesday due to suspicion that she threatened to bomb another female who had formerly had a romantic relationship with Tsarnaeva’s boyfriend.
By Kimberly Ruble