NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) —
The Chinese immigrant who was carjacked by the Boston bombing suspects said he quickly learned that the Tsarneav brothers were involved in more than a robbery.
The 26-year-old man, identified only as "Danny," told CBS News in his first television interview a man pointed a gun at him after he pulled his new Mercedes SUV over to send a text message.
After telling Danny "Don’t be stupid," the gunman said he was responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings adding, "And I just killed a policeman in Cambridge."
The gunman was Tamerlan Tsarneav and his brother, Dzhokhar, was trailing behind the carjacked Mercedes in another vehicle.
After pulling over, the two suspects loaded bombs into the back of Danny’s vehicle. Then Tamerlan and his brother began speaking to each other in Russian.
Danny said he recognized the word "Manhattan," and assumed they were going to New York "because they asked me a lot of questions."
When Danny’s phone rang, he asked permission to answer it and told the caller, his roommate, that he was going to sleep at a friend’s place.
"Good job. Good boy," Tamerlan said after the call ended.
Danny said he managed to escape the pair when they stopped for gas.
He ran across the street to another filling station and persuaded the clerk on duty to call 911.