An uncle of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing delivered an emotional interview in front of his Montgomery Village home on Friday, calling his nephews “losers” while imploring one who fled an early morning police standoff that left the other dead to turn himself in.
As the nation sought to learn anything it could about the men who allegedly carried out the deadly attack this week, the uncle Ruslan Tsarni said he first learned that his nephews were suspects when he saw their picture on AOL Friday morning. The young men have been identified by police as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26.
Speaking over the loud chopping sounds of helicopters hovering over his home, Tsarni offered condolences to the three people killed in Monday’s attack that also left more than 100 injured.
“I’ve been following [the story] from day one but never ever imagined that somehow the children of my brother would be associated with that,” Tsarni said. “It is an atrocity. We are devastated. We’re shocked. We’ve not been in touch with that family for a number of years. They never lived here. I never knew, and even if I would have guessed something, I would have submitted them myself.”