CNN--Three days after the marathon attack, and hours after authorities released images of the two suspects, they spontaneously decided to go to New York's Times Square to blow up their six remaining explosives, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators.
But a botched carjacking spoiled the impromptu road trip, said Tsarnaev, whose account was outlined by New York's police commissioner.
Before forcing their way into a vehicle the night of April 18, the brothers fatally shot a campus police officer at MIT, police said.
The vehicle they subsequently hijacked, a Mercedes sport utility vehicle, ran low on fuel, and they stopped at a service station, where the vehicle's owner escaped. Shortly thereafter, police picked up the trail of the SUV and pursued it. Authorities say the men threw bombs out the vehicle's window at them. The gun battle and Tamerlan Tsarnaev's death followed. (Continue Reading.)
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Tsarnaev Brothers Planned to Detonate Remaining Explosives in Times Square
I live in New York, and I'm usually in Manhattan three or four times per week. The "Terrorist Brothers" planned to kill more random people in Times Square, so the victims could have easily been my children. Yet somehow, it would be racist, Islamophobic, and bigoted to examine the ideology that led the Tsarnaev brothers to head to Times Square. We live in a strange, strange world my friends.