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FBI takes computer from sister of bomb suspects

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By Chris Sheppard


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UPDATE FROM Associated Press: 

Police in New Jersey say it appears a sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects had no contact recently with her brothers.

The FBI removed a computer and other evidence Friday from the home in West New York, N.J., of Ailina Tsarnaeva.

Police identified the woman Friday evening. They say she told agents she hadn't been in contact with her brothers for a long time. West New York Police Director Michael Indri says the focus of the investigation was to confirm there was no contact. He says he's confident the FBI confirmed that.

The woman told News12 New Jersey and The Star-Ledger newspaper she has no idea what got into her brothers. At the same time, she says she doesn't know if the accusations against them are true.

WEST NEW YORK, N.J. - Upon making contact with the sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, the FBI says it has taken a computer from the woman's New Jersey home for analysis.

West New York police say the woman has been cooperative, but they have not yet released her name. Police have sealed off the three-story brick building where the woman lives, across the Hudson River from New York City

The woman spoke to News12 New Jersey and the Star Ledger, and told media she is sorry for the families who lost loved ones. She says she isn't sure why any of this is happening, or what her brothers' roles in the bombing are.

The sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects also says she isn't sure if it's true that her brothers are responsible.

The woman's brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed overnight in a shootout with police. Her younger brother is still at large.

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