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Tsarnaevs planned to attack New York, Bloomberg says

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New York, Apr 25 (EFE).- Surviving Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said he and his late brother Tamerlan planned to carry out a bomb attack in New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday.

"Last night we were informed by the FBI that the surviving attacker revealed that New York City was next on their list of targets," Bloomberg said during a City Hall press conference.

"He and his older brother intended to drive to New York and detonate those explosives in Times Square," the mayor said.

Initially, 19-year-old Dzhokhar had told investigators that he and his brother, who was killed in a police chase last Friday, wanted to go to New York to "party" in the Mercedes SUV they carjacked before the shootout with cops.

Bloomberg said Thursday that the capture operation launched by authorities after the Boston attack, which left three people dead and nearly 200 injured, shows how "valuable" security cameras are.

Meanwhile, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly revealed that authorities have images of at least one of the Tsarnaev brothers in Times Square.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died in a shootout with police last Friday, a few hours after the pair carjacked the SUV to flee to New York.

Tamerlan's younger brother was captured while he was hiding in a boat stored in the driveway of a home on the outskirts of Boston and he is now cooperating with investigators who are questioning him as he recovers from his wounds in a local hospital.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130425/tsarnaevs-planned-attack-new-york-bloomberg-says