NYPD: Boston bombing suspects wanted to come to New York to party

Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Credit: Reuters)
Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Credit: Reuters

The men suspected as the Boston Marathon bombers wanted to drive to New York to “party,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is in custody at a hospital, reportedly told investigators that they wanted to relax after the bombings last week.

“The information that we received said something about partying or having a party,” Kelly told reporters.

Tsarnaev had visited New York in November, Kelly said.

He added that the NYPD has no information that the brothers had plotted a terror attack in the city.

News outlets had previously reported that the two brothers had told a man whose car they hijacked that they were planning on going to New York.


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