WEST NEW YORK - The sister of the two men suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings spoke to News 12 New Jersey from her home in West New York before police and FBI agents arrived at the home Friday morning.
Ailina Tsarnaev, 22, is the sister of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. She says she had a falling out with her family since she married a man who is non-Muslim.
"I'm sorry for the families that lost their loved ones the same way I lost my loved one," Ailina Tsarnaev says. She described her brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed early Friday in a shootout with police, as a "kind and loving man."
Ailina Tsarnaev and her husband say they have not spoken to her brothers in a long time.
Investigators searched the apartment and interviewed the woman. The FBI seized a hard drive from Ailina Tsarnaev's home, as well as some cellphones and a duffle bag. Police remain on the scene to maintain order at the apartment.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has since been found, and is in police custody.