WEST NEW YORK AND BEYOND – A West New York woman claiming to be the sister of suspected Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, and his brother Tamerlan, 26, has said that she “doesn’t know what got into” them when they allegedly killed three and injured hundreds in Monday’s attack, according to a report on NJ.com.
“They were great people. I never would have expected it,” said the woman. “They are smart – I don’t know what’s gotten into them.”
The woman would not identify herself by name, and spoke to reporters only through a crack in the door, but public records listed a woman living there with the same last name as the suspects. She referred to the men as her “brothers.”
According to NJ.com, at least a dozen FBI agents arrived at the apartment building and created a perimeter around it just after 11 a.m. They were let in after a few minutes.
According to the story, reporters asked if the woman was “okay,” to which she replied: “No I’m not okay – no one is okay right now. I’m hurt for everyone who has been hurt. I’m sorry for all the people who are hurt and for all the people who lost their lives.”
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the elder of the brothers, was killed in a shootout early this morning just outside Boston after a massive manhunt. The search for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was ongoing as of 11 a.m.. Of the younger brother, the woman simply said, “He’s an amazing child.” – Dean DeChiaro