The suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been moved from the hospital to prison. The transfer comes a day after it was revealed the brothers planned to attack an iconic center in the heart of New York City.
The target was Times Square. In what's being described as a spur-of-the-moment scheme, 19-year-old Tsarnaev told investigators they planned to go to New York to blow-up the rest of their explosives.
New York City Mayor Bloomberg said the suspect told FBI agents, "...that he and his brother had planned to drive to New York and detonate additional explosives in Times Square."
The suspects had multiple devices in the their stolen SUV that they intended to use according to police.
"The two brothers had at their disposal six improvised explosive devices. One was a pressure cooker bomb similar to the two that had exploded at the marathon. The other five were pipe bombs," Ray Kelly, NYPD Commissioner, said.
Fortunately, the plan fell apart when their hijacked SUV ran low on fuel and the brothers got into a shootout with police that left the older brother dead.
"We don't know if we would have been able to stop the terrorists if they had arrived here from Boston. We are just thankful that we didn't have to find out that answer," Bloomberg said.
Early this morning, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was moved from the hospital to a federal detention hospital west of Boston. He was interrogated and began sharing details but stopped after a judge read him his rights.
"My understanding was the interrogation was going to last about 48 hours, it was ended by the judge after 16 hours," Peter King, R-NY, said.
Meanwhile, investigators are trying to determine whether his older brother had any contacts with radical Islamic groups during his six-month visit to the volatile Russian region of Dagestan in 2012.
"Dagestan is a place where its known that its a haven for jihadist philosophy. Why would we not be concerned about someone that's in the United States going to that area for six months? What was he doing for six months?" Ted Poe, R-TX, said.
On Capitol Hill, Friday, lawmakers were briefed on the growing radicalization of provinces like Dagestan and the North Caucasus.