According to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, the Boston Marathon bombing suspects may have been on their way to New York City to celebrate after the attack, reported NBC New York.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is now hospitalized and charged in the attack, told investigators that he and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev were heading to Manhattan when they got into a gunfight with police that led to Tamerlan being killed, Kelly said. Dzhokhar fled the scene on foot and was found hiding in a boat in Watertown, Massachusetts on Friday.
The Boston Globe reported that after police talked with the carjacking victim that was allegedly held hostage by the brothers, they learned the suspects had told the victim about their role in the bombing.
The publication also reported that the suspects allegedly told the victim, “We just killed a cop. We blew up the marathon and now we are going to New York. Don’t [expletive] with us.”
Based on the interviews with the surviving Tsarnaev brother, Kelly reportedly said that investigators have come to believe that the two were not coming to New York to conduct additional attacks but instead to “party.”