Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the defendants for the double attack in the Boston Marathon on April 15, told investigators that he and his brother Tamerlan had planned at first to commit a suicide attack on the Independence Day in the United States on 4 July, the press reported yesterday.
The brothers from Chechnya discarded the plan after manufacturing the bombs ahead of schedule.
Tamerlan, 26, was killed in the early hours of April 19, Dzhokhar, 19, was arrested the same day in an impressive police operation. Both are accused of being the perpetrators.
Investigators learned of the initial plans of the Tsarnaev while interrogating Dzhokhar, this was reported by the Washington Post and the New York Times, citing two anonymous sources.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Department of Public Security reported last Thursday that a funeral claimed Tamerlane’s body, while Kyrgyz secret services investigate the distribution of leaflets in the center of Bishkek, which defends the innocence of Dzhokhar, who was born there in 1993.