Tsarnaev: We Talked About Attacking Times Square

Officials say it was an 'aspirational' plot at best

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 25, 2013 12:17 PM CDT

(Newser) – It looks like the Tsarnaev brothers did have New York in their crosshairs after all. Yesterday, officials said Dzhokhar had told them that he and his brother intended to "party" in New York City after the bombing. But it seems that "party" may have meant "blow things up." During later questioning, Dzhokhar revealed that they had talked about detonating all their remaining explosives in Times Square, MSNBC reports. But officials consider this more of a half-baked idea than a full-fledged plot, calling it "aspirational at most." The revelation apparently came right before Dzhokhar was read his rights—then went silent.

Police monitor New York's Times Square during an increase in security following an explosion at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013.
Police monitor New York's Times Square during an increase in security following an explosion at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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