Their Next Target Was Times Square
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, being interrogated in his hospital bed by the FBI, revealed that the brothers had planned to place as many as 6 bombs in Times Square in New York City.
They said their original plan was to go to New York and party after the Marathon bombings, but decided to execute an attack there as well.
They still possessed one ‘pressure cooker bomb’, and five pipe bombs.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that they would have encountered an increased police presence, and Times Square had extensive surveillance cameras in place.
“We don’t know if we would have been able to stop the terrorists if they had arrived here from Boston,” he said. “We’re just thankful that we didn’t have to find out the answer.”
Earlier Thursday, the Tsarnaev brothers’ mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, insisted from Russia that her sons were innocent.
“America took my kids away from me,” she said. “I’m sure my kids were not involved in anything.”
Both parents are reported to be on their way to the United States.
Columnist-The Guardian Express