Bloomberg: Tsarnaev Brothers Planned Times Square Bombings
Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, according New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, carjacked a Mercedes last Thursday night in order to drive it to New York City and set off explosives in Times Square.
They had six bombs in their possession – one pressure cooker bomb like those used to attack the Marathon and five pipe bombs. But [NYPD Commissioner Ray] Kelly said the plan “fell apart” when the brothers realized they were low on gas and ordered the carjack victim to stop at a gas station – and he escaped.
Kelly and Bloomberg got their information from Dzhokhar, who told this to the F.B.I. before being read his Miranda rights and clamming up. This contradicts an earlier report relayed by Kelly that the Tsarnaevs were headed to New York “to party.” A witness told the Globe that Tamerlan, the elder brother, told the driver of the Mercedes: “We just killed a cop. We blew up the Marathon. And now we’re going to New York. Don’t [expletive] with us.” [Boston Globe]