New York, Boston have history with terrorists using pressure cooker bombs

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NEW YORK — When the Tsarnaev brothers left two, ‘pressure cooker’ bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April 2013, killing three people and maiming dozens of others, it introduced Americans to a fatal explosive device that could be made at home.

Instructions were available in the Al Qaeda-produced INSPIRE magazine.

A pressure-cooker bomb was one of three devices that failed to detonate in an SUV that was parked in Times Square on May 1, 2010.

A T-shirt vendor noticed that the vehicle was smoldering and quickly alerted the NYPD officers there, who cleared the area of panicked tourists and pedestrians.