New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly were surprised that the FBI failed to quickly notify them that the Boston Marathon bombers had planned to target the Big Apple, says the Daily Beast. More than 48 hours lapsed from when the agency first had this information confirmed to the time word reached responsible officials in New York. The Joint Terrorism Task Force in New York, which includes NYPD detectives but is run by the FBI, also was out of the loop.
The Feds may well have thought that the threat to New York was over. There were only two principle suspects: 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, killed in a shootout, and his brother, 19-year-old Dzokhar Tsarnaev, wounded but answering questions in a Boston hospital. But officials in New York want the right to make their own threat assessments–a lesson learned from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the city.