Not long before the Boston bombing suspects had a shootout with the police, they planned to blow up the rest of their explosives in New York City's Times Square, authorities said in a press conference Thursday, according to the New York Times.
The suspects intended to use five pipe bombs and another device similar to the bombs used in the marathon attacks on April 15, said New York police commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, the New York Times reported.
The Associated Press reported Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators from his hospital bed that he and has brother had made plans to attack New York.
Kelly said the suspects' plan fell apart when the brothers' stolen SUV was low on gas, the Associated Press reported. The brothers stopped for gas last Thursday and the victim of the carjacking escaped and called police.
Later that night, the suspects engaged in a shootout with the police, leaving the older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, dead, the Associated Press Reported.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was charged for the Boston marathon bombing that killed three people and injured over 260 people, the Associated Press reported. He may face the death penalty.