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Published On: Fri, Apr 26th, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev confirms plans to follow Boston Marathon bombing with attack on New York

The surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect has been released from a civilian hospital and transferred to a federal medical detention center in central Massachusetts on Friday. Late Thursday it was revealed that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev detailed to authorities the intent to follow the Marathon bombing with an attack in New York.

Tsarnaev brothers decided to target New York after the Marathon bombing, says authorites

Tsarnaev brothers decided to target New York after the Marathon bombing, says authorites

Armed with more pressure-cooker explosives and five pipe bombs, the Tsarnaev brothers were headed to give the Big Apple a taste of their mayhem, New York officials say.

The potentially deadly scheme fell apart when the brothers realized the car they had hijacked was low on gas.

New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told interrogators at his hospital bed that he and his older brother spontaneously decided the night of April 18 to drive to New York and launch an attack.

“We don’t know if we would have been able to stop the terrorists had they arrived here from Boston,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday. “We’re just thankful that we didn’t have to find out that answer.”

The firefight last Friday in which Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed and a transit police officer was seriously injured, Dzhokhar escaped but was subsequently captured hiding in a boat in Watertown, Mass., Friday evening.

“He told the FBI, apparently, that he and his brother had intended to drive to New York and designate additional explosives in Times Square,” Bloomberg added.

The developments come as investigators are spending days sifting through a landfill looking for any more evidence linking the brothers to the crime.

“They’re searching for a laptop,” CBS News senior correspondent John Miller said on “CBS This Morning” Friday, “but they’re also searching for anything else that would have gone out in that same trash, and that could be bomb-making components and other things. The laptop, though, if they find it, would be what they’re hoping to have as a treasure trove because it would show online places, email contacts and so on. Now, they can still get some of that off the servers from the providers.”

Bloomberg has called for the Constitution to be reviewed and changed as more privacy is needed in the wake of the attacks.

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