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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials say the Boston Marathon bombing suspects intended to blow up their remaining explosives in Times Square.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly spoke at a briefing Thursday.

Kelly says the two suspects had a pressure cooker bomb and five pipe bombs they wanted to set off.

They said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-KHAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) told Boston investigators from his hospital bed that he and his brother had discussed going to New York to detonate their remaining explosives. They said they decided it spontaneously.

Kelly had said a day earlier that the Boston Marathon bombing suspects were targeting New York, but was later briefed by federal officials.

Tsarnaev traveled to New York at least once last fall. There is a photo of the suspect in Times Square.

Tsarnaev’s older brother, Tamerlan (TA’-mehr-luhn), died in a shootout with police.

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4/25/2013 2:12:21 PM (GMT -4:00)

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7 Comments on "NYC Mayor: Boston suspect said NY was next target"

2015 years 9 months ago

ITs a weird case and getting stranger by the day.

We’ll know the full story some day…….

2015 years 9 months ago

if I read correctly, the Feds are prosecuting with the death penalty on the table.

I am wondering why there is not more attention given to the Father? He confirmed he had advance knowledge of the intent via tweets.

2015 years 9 months ago

to be asked. And not many are asking.

The older brother was unemployed; he was collecting unemployment benefits. His wife earned $12 per hour. The younger brother was a student.

Where did they get the funds for all of this stuff they used and had?

Where did the older brother get the funds to make a 6 month trip to the old homeland last year?

They admit they were out to punish infidels.

So where did they get the money?

2015 years 9 months ago

they had a record of the firework purchase – credit card?
It is also possible Mom & Dad back in Chechnya paid for the trip home?
There are many unanswered questions and we may not find out all the answers.

As of tonight the parents are coming here – so they may have cash somewhere.


Rick Wilson
2015 years 9 months ago

There are 2 areas that the politicians in this Country excel,the first is looking out for their best interests and the second is providing our enemies with weapons and money……..

2015 years 9 months ago

I agree…….money and terrorism is not cheap

2015 years 9 months ago

the older brother wan an engineer.
Dad was lawyer back home but came to America and was a car mechanic (we don’t recognize foreign law degrees, obviously)
I would assume that at some point the older brother worked making him eligible for unemployment.
Their profiles are very sketchy at the moment.
From what I’ve heard on the news they used $400 worth of fireworks to get the powder for the bombs. Pressure cookers are inexpensive.
As for the trip home – some reports are saying Mom and Dad paid as they had already returned home.
It looks as though the older brother “flipped” and became more radical without any influences from any organized group (so far as we know)……
Heck even the latest “New York was the next target” story is strange. They talked about it only AFTER stealing the SUV. Then they shot a cop (odd that they would do this when planning to go to New York) – which ended the NY trip.
This almost looks Keystone cop-ish in a sick way.
But killing the cop and severely injuring another makes enemy combatant immaterial to me as the death penalty automatically goes on the table after killing an LEO. The question now becomes did the younger brother pull the trigger or was he an accomplice? (So far it appears as though there’s only one gun. The younger kid was found un-armed in the boat, supposedly)

Strange stuff……..


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