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Boston Bombers Said to Plan New York City Explosives Attack

Alleged Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, seen here, told investigators that he and his brother, Tamerlan, had a plan to drive to the city to plant more explosive devices, a federal law enforcement official said. Source: FBI via Bloomberg

April 25 (Bloomberg) -- The suspected bombers of the Boston Marathon considered traveling to New York City for a second attack, according to a federal law enforcement official.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the alleged bombers, told investigators that he and his brother, Tamerlan, had a plan to drive to the city to plant more explosive devices, the official said. Times Square may have been the target.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured and charged by federal officials in the Boston bombing Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older brother, was killed in a shootout with police.

To contact the reporter on this story: Phil Mattingly in Washington at pmattingly@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steven Komarow at skomarow1@bloomberg.net

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