NEW YORK (PIX11) — The surviving brother behind the Boston Marathon bombing has revealed to authorities that the pair were planning on going to New York City to “party” after last week’s terrorist attack.
According to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators he and his brother Tamerlan were headed to the Big Apple when they were intercepted by authorities.
Despite initial reports that claimed the brothers were headed to New York to continue what they were doing, officials believe they had no ill intentions and were going for leisure.
The revelation is just the latest piece of information investigators have learned from Dzhokhar, who remains hospitalized at a Boston-area hospital.
Ever since regaining consciousness, the younger of the two brothers has told authorities that the pair indeed acted alone and were inspired by an al Qaeda propaganda magazine when they plotted the fatal bombing.
Dzhokhar has been charged with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death, as well as one count of malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death.