Boston bombers planned to detonate explosives in Times Square
POSTED: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 4:17pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 9:46pm
Boston, MA (CNN) — Senior law enforcement officials say the Boston bombing suspects discussed going to NYC to detonate explosives in Times Square.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators that he and his brother "spontaneously" decided while they were in a SUV they allegedly hijacked in the Boston area last week, they would drive to New York and detonate explosives at Times Square, New York police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters Thursday.
The plan "fell apart" when the SUV ran low on fuel in the Boston area and the Tsarnaevs ordered the SUV's driver to pull over. The driver escaped during the refueling, and police subsequently caught up with the Tsarnaevs, he said. Kelly said Tsarnaev initially told investigators that he and his brother wanted to go to New York to "party," but later said that they intended to target Times Square.
CNN says the FBI was cut off yesterday after questioning the second suspect for 18 hours.