The outraged uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect currently eluding authorities called on his nephew to surrender and to ask forgiveness from the victims of Monday’s blast.
Ruslan Tsarni, of Montgomery Village, Md., told reporters outside his home that he last saw Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarneav in 2005 and said he was ashamed of their actions.
“I say Dzhokhar, if you’re alive, turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness from the victims, from the injured,” a visibly angry Tsarni said, adding that he would have alerted authorities if he knew of his nephews’ alleged plan.
“I respect this country, I love this country,” the 42-year-old attorney continued. “[The bombing] has nothing to do with Chechnya … He put a shame on our family, he put a shame on the entire Chechyan ethnicity.”