The Boston Marathon bombing suspects may have been heading to New York City to "party" after the attack that killed three people and injured more than 180, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says.
Kelly told reporters Wednesday that the younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is hospitalized and charged in the attack, has indicated to investigators that he and older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev were en route to Manhattan Thursday night last week.
The duo is accused of shooting a police officer dead and then getting into a gunfight with police after a chase in a Boston suburb. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev fled on foot, only to be captured hours later.
Kelly said Wednesday that investigators believe, based on interviews with the younger brother, that they weren't coming to New York City for additional attacks, and were coming to celebrate.
"There was some information that they may have been intent on coming to New York, but not to continue doing what they were doing," Kelly said.
During the firefight with police in Watertown, Mass., the brothers allegedly lobbed explosives at officers.
Police say there was no threat to New York.