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Boston Bombers Planned NYC Attack, Says Top Cop

April 25, 2013  | 

Photo via Chris Chabot/Flickr.
Photo via Chris Chabot/Flickr.

The two Boston Marathon bombing suspects planned to use their remaining explosives to carry out a second attack in New York City's Times Square, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told the Associated Press.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, and brother Tamerlan, 26, had decided Thursday to drive to New York for the attack, Dzhokhar told authorities during initial questioning.

The plan fell apart when police stopped them after they had carjacked a Mercedes-Benz SUV. A fierce gunfight followed, leading to Tamerlan's death and Dzhokhar's capture while hiding in a boat in Watertown, Mass.

Investigators apparently have obtained a photo of Dzhokhar in Times Square in November. Kelly said the brothers had five pipe bombs and a "pressure-cooker bomb" with them in the SUV, reports WPTV.

Related:

Times Square Would-Be Bomber Pleads Guilty to 10 Federal Charges

Car-Buff NYPD Detective Helped Break Times Square Bomb Case

Tags: NYPD, Ray Kelly, Boston Marathon Bombing


Comments (8)

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Samuel Jefferson @ 4/25/2013 4:38 PM

This would not have been the first Islamic Jihad attack on Times Square. There was a previous one...a car bombing...a few years ago. By the grace of God, the Jihadist had prepared his detonators incorrectly. Instead of a gigantic explosion that would have killed many people and injured countless more, the car just had a fire and heavy smoke.

Ima Leprechaun @ 4/25/2013 4:59 PM

It's fortunate these nutballs like big cities. Had that happened in middle America where there are far fewer camera's and maybe 30 cops at max at a running event they could get away with a lot more. Most places in bfe the Police might be able to muster maybe 100 cops at the very most. As long as they stay in the big cities they will continue to get caught. Only problem now will be all the copy cat bombs over the summer built by teenagers since the media has told everybody now how to build bombs. I remember the McGyver years we had hundres of mailboxes blown up by curious teens and some of their devices were pretty good. I remember one device that was very sofisticated but the kid blew up the local FBI agent's mailbox, not the smartest target to choose. Another kid was experimenting with black powder and blew himself up, simple friction like getting black power in the threads of a pipebomb tend to make it go boom. Aaah those were the days!

Trigger @ 4/24/2013 7:08 PM

Damn good thing that they were not considered as enemy combatants! So that must mean that they really did not mean to do what they did.

Wow @ 4/26/2013 3:07 AM

Probably not a good idea to tell would be terrorists what areas of the US to bomb so "they can get away with a lot more,as you put it.

Renee @ 4/26/2013 4:27 AM

...and the American Civil Liberties Union want to protect this scumbag? Serious?!?!?!?!?!?!

J. Toffy @ 4/26/2013 6:28 AM

Waterboard the prick!

Really? @ 4/26/2013 11:43 AM

What totally SICKENS me is, the FBI KNEW the older brother was trouble, yet they did NOTHING about it!~ We should be allowed to make these complacent and lazy, you-know-whats , accountable for this too!

DaveS55 @ 4/26/2013 10:15 PM

Up Front Long winded! The first step is Stop the blame game, (makes us more vulnerable as we are now too busy fighting among ourselves) and move to lessons on all can make it work: Suggestion that worked form teaming efforts got better as a result! “Quote-By Patrick Lencioni called (Silos-Politics and Turf Wars within the team itself-Leadership Fable). First book (The five dysfunctions of a team)-even behaviorally cohesive teams can struggle with silos. Reducing the pain that silos cause and that pain should not be underestimated. Silos-and turf wars they enable-devastate organizations. They waste resource, kill productivity, and jeopardize the achievement of goals. But beyond all that, they exact a considerable human toll too. They cause frustration, stress, and disillusionment by forcing employees to fight bloody, un-winnable battles with people who should be their teammates. There is perhaps no greater cause of professional anxiety and exasperation-not to mention turnover-than employees having to fight with people in their own organization. Understandably and inevitably, this bleeds over into their personal lives, affecting family and friends in profound ways. "Unquote -My add-on or cut also and most importantly is leadership cannot be outsourced to technology by it can assist the leader, but success is the human behind the Technology, Team, Task, Trust; (TTTT).

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