CBS: Boston bombing suspects planned Times Square attack, police say

CBS: Boston bombing suspects planned Times Square attack, police say

April 25, 2013 Updated Apr 25, 2013 at 2:07 PM EST

(CBS News) The suspects in deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon also planned to attack Times Square in New York, authorities announced Thursday.

According to the CBS News report:

"The surviving attacker revealed that New York City was next on their list of targets," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said during an afternoon news conference. "He told the FBI, apparently, that he and his brother had intended to drive to New York and designate additional explosives in Times Square."

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said that the city was notified by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force Wednesday night about the intentions of the suspects, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

The two suspects had a pressure cooker bomb and five pipe bombs they wanted to set off, Kelly said.

He said the brothers had "spontaneously" decided on Times Square as a target.

 

 

Read the CBS News report HERE.