Bloomberg Confirms Boston Bombers Were Headed to Times Square

Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly during the briefing. (Photo: NYC.gov)
Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly during the briefing. (Photo: NYC.gov)

This afternoon, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly confirmed reports that the suspects of the Boston Marathon bombing attack allegedly had intended to bring their explosive arsenal to unsuspecting crowds in Times Square.

The brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, were foiled when the car they hijacked ran low on gas, forcing them to stop at a nearby gas station. That’s when their hostage escaped, setting the scene for a dramatic shootout and manhunt where Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured.

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