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Commissioner Kelly: Boston Bombing Suspects Planned To ‘Party’ In NYC

Lawmaker: Device That Triggered Bombs Was Remote Control For Toy Car

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were planning to come to New York City to “party” after the attack, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Wednesday.

Also Wednesday, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), told CBS News that a remote control for a toy car was used to detonate the bombs.

Sources told CBS News on Tuesday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, admitted that he and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, were behind the bombings and that they had plans to go to Manhattan.

But according to intelligence gathered by Boston investigators, their intent was not to carry out another bombing, Kelly said.

“Information that we received it’s something about ‘partying’ or ‘having a party,'” Kelly said. “The bit of information that we have…it may have been words to the effect of ‘coming to party’ in New York.”

So far, no other specifics have been given, CBS 2’s Alice Gainer reported.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in New York City last November and possibly later than that, Kelly said, but there is no evidence indicating that he was looking at possible targets.

A picture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with four other people in Times Square was posted on his Twitter account, but it is unclear whether the photograph was taken in November, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.

Investigators had said the suspects may have set out for New York City if not for the death of Tamerlan and the eventual capture of Dzhokhar.