Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

REPORTERS

Scotland: On the path to independence?

Read more

WEB NEWS

Investigative reporting in the digital age

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users react to Obama's ISIL speech

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

For Nicolas Sarkozy, the comeback will be televised

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Oscar Pistorius trial: Sprinter convicted of culpable homicide

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Nigeria unrest: Boko Haram prepare takeover of Maiduguri

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World this Week - September 12 (Part Two)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World this Week - September 12 (Part One)

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Ludovic Subran, Chief Economist, Euler Hermes

Read more

Americas

Boston suspects planned second attack in New York

© AFP

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-05-30

The two brothers suspected of carrying out last week’s deadly bombing of the Boston marathon planned to detonate bombs in New York’s Times Squares, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday.

The brothers accused of carrying out the Boston marathon bombings also planned to carry out an attack in Times Square, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday.

Bloomberg said the information on the attack had been provided by surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

It was a "horrific reminder that we remain targets for terrorists," Bloomberg told a press conference.

"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.

"He told the FBI apparently that he and his brother had intended to drive to New York and designate (sic) additional explosives in Times Square."

Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan, who are ethnic Chechens, said they planned to go to New York "to party", according to investigators.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police four days after the April 15 Boston bombings which killed three people and injured 264.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was critically wounded in the hunt to detain him and has been moved to a prison medical center from the hospital where he had been held since his arrest a week ago.

(AFP)

Date created : 2013-04-25

  • USA

    Boston bomber ‘was in CIA terrorist database’

    Read more

  • USA

    Tsarnaev says brother was 'driving force' behind attack

    Read more

  • USA

    FBI under fire over 2011 warning on Boston suspect

    Read more

COMMENT(S)