The FBI was too slow to inform the New York Police Department that the Boston Marathon bombing suspects had spoken of attacking Times Square, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.
Federal investigators learned about the conversation during an interrogation of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the hospital that began Sunday night and went into Monday morning, officials said. The information didn’t reach the NYPD until Wednesday night.
Kelly said he told the FBI that the delay was troubling.
“We did express our concerns over the lag,” Kelly said following a promotions ceremony.
Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the findings Thursday during a City Hall news conference.
“We thought it was important to put that information out because the people of New York City deserve to know that,” Kelly said.
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