Boston Bombing Suspect: Times Square Was Next

by Connor Ryan
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Police Commissioner: Suspects had pressure cooker bomb and five pipe bombs for Times Square.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspects planned on detonating their remaining explosives in Times Square, New York City officials revealed Thursday.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said during a press briefing that the two suspects had a pressure cooker bomb and five pipe bombs they wanted to set off in New York City.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, told Boston investigators from his hospital bed that he and his brother had agreed on going to New York to detonate their remaining explosives.

The brothers' decision to travel to New York after detonating two bombs at the Boston Marathon was "spontaneous," according to officials.

Tsarnaev traveled to New York last fall and investigators have recovered a photo of him in Times Square, according to the Associated Press.

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