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Times Square was next target, officials say

The two brothers accused of bombing the ­Boston Marathon and killing an MIT police officer swiftly hatched a new plan for terror as they hijacked a car. Their next target, according to New York authorities: Times Square.

Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev carried the tools of terror, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York said Thursday. The stolen Mercedes sport utility vehicle contained five pipe bombs and a pressure cooker similar to the devices that had killed three and injured 264 in Boston.

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