WEST NEW YORK, N.J. (CBS/AP) — The FBI is at the northern New Jersey home of the sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
The police director in West New York, N.J., says the woman has told authorities she has not been in frequent touch with her brothers. He says she is very upset.READ MORE: Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer, SUV Closes Route 130 North In Burlington County
Police did not have her name.
They have cordoned off the three-story brick building across the Hudson River from New York City.
The woman, speaking through a crack in the door, tells The Star-Ledger of Newark her brothers are smart and great people. She says she doesn’t know what got into them.
She also tells the newspaper she is sorry for “all the people who are hurt.”
“Can you imagine all these people and camera’s. I’m sure she is very upset she is very hurt having lost her brother,” Dr. Felix Roque, mayor, says. “I will make sure that we spend all out resources to make sure we protect the residents and we get to the bottom of this.”
Neighbors came out to witness the media frenzy for themselves as FBI agents entered and exited the apartment building for hours Friday afternoon.
“It’s really shocking right now that we have a relative of the bombings living by us it’s pretty crazy,” saysStanley Ovieao, a neighbor of the suspects sister.READ MORE: Montgomery County DA Asks Supreme Court To Review Bill Cosby's Overturned Conviction
“Nothing ever around here happens like this, first time I’m seeing something like this,” Ajay Bhai, another neighbor, explains.
Folks living on Buchanan Place can’t believe the alleged Boston marathon bombing suspect’s sister lives in their quiet West New York neighborhood.
“Chaos, everyone is just trying to figure out what the situation is,” says Ovieao.
Law enforcement officials were seen carrying out many bags and what appears to be a computer hard drive.
“You never expect this to happen here in this city of all places. It’s a very small town,” says Bhai.
Neighbors hope the remaining suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will turn himself in and not come looking for refuge at his sister’s home.
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