Courtesy of The Associated Press
The Boston Marathon bombing suspects had planned to blow up their remaining explosives in New York’s Times Square, New York officials said Thursday.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told interrogators from his hospital bed that he and his older brother had decided spontaneously Thursday night to drive to New York and detonate their remaining explosives – a pressure-cooker bomb like the ones that blew up at the marathon, plus five pipe bombs.
The plan fell apart after the Tsarnaev brothers were intercepted by police in a stolen car and got into a fierce gun battle that left Tamerlan Tsarnaev dead, Kelly said.
Dzhokhar, 19, is charged with carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260, and he could get the death penalty.