- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ailiana Tsarnaeva, 24, the sister of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects, was herself arrested — for making a bomb threat, police said.

She is the sister of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the latter of whom was killed during the massive police hunt that shut down Watertown, Massachusetts, in the wake of the bombing.

Ms. Tsarnaeva was charged with aggravate harassment after allegedly threatening to bomb another woman earlier this week, CNN reported. The recipient of the threat called police, New York Police Lt. John Grimpel said.

Ms. Tsarnaeva, who lives in New Jersey, then turned herself in to police on Wednesday, CNN reported. She was released and told to return to Manhattan criminal court on Sept. 30, CNN reported.

Her boyfriend shares a child with the woman who was allegedly threatened.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces a November trial on terrorism charges.

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