NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said he wished the FBI had notified New York City authorities sooner about the Boston bombing suspects alleged plot to come to the Big Apple and blow up explosives in Times Square.
The city was notified by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force on Wednesday night that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, planned to attack Times Square following the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon.
But Kelly said the FBI apparently learned of the suspects’ supposed plan at least 48 hours prior to telling the NYPD.
“There was a lag between when the information was gleamed and when we received it. I’m not 100 percent certain as to why that lag happened,” Kelly said. “But the fact of the matter is there was a lag, there was a 48-hour lag and I made statement that said initially, they wanted to come here to party. That information changed and put out information that was not the case, that they had made statements they were going to come to detonate a bomb.”