Sister of Boston Bombing Suspect Is Charged in N.Y.C. Bomb Threat

Sister of Boston Bombing Suspect Is Charged in N.Y.C. Bomb Threat
Ailina Tsarnaeva
Steven Senne/AP

08/28/2014 AT 08:15 AM EDT

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.

Ailina Tsarnaeva, who lives in North Bergen, New Jersey, made the threat against an upper Manhattan woman via telephone on Monday, police said. She turned herself in at a Manhattan police precinct and was charged with aggravated harassment, reports the New York Post.

Several media outlets reported Tsarnaeva told the Harlem woman she had "people who can go over there and put a bomb on you."

Officers gave Tsarnaeva an appearance ticket and released her pending a Sept. 30 court date.

A telephone number linked to Tsarnaeva was disconnected. Her lawyer, George Gormley, said he had left his office and would speak Thursday.

Tsarnaeva has been required to check in with Massachusetts probation officers since prosecutors said she failed to cooperate with a 2010 counterfeiting investigation.



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