May 2, 2013
Boston bomb suspects originally planned July 4 attack
A collection of fireworks found inside Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's backpack. Photo by FBI/Reuters
The brothers suspected of the Boston Marathon bombings had originally planned to carry out the attack on July 4 this year, a law enforcement official said.
But the Tsarnaev brothers decided to strike earlier because they completed building their bombs more quickly than expected, the official said.
Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing by Alistair Bell and Eric Walsh
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