Transcript for Kosher market shooting suspects had bomb in van: FBI
Monday night, and we have new reporting here after a deadly ram pablg right outside New York City. Police say it could have been much worse, in fact P. You'll remember the surveillance showing the attackers getting out of their van, walking toward the kosher grocery store. Tonight, what was discovered in that van, a massive bomb that could have sent shrapnel five football fields away. Here's ABC's erielle reshef. Reporter: Tonight, the FBI revealing the suspects behind the rampage inside a Jersey City kosher market may have been plotting an even deadlier attack. We know now that they planned greater acts of mayhem. Reporter: Authorities say inside their van was a bomb powerful enough to scatter shrapnel across five football fields, along with materials for another device. David Anderson and Francine graham killed three innocent people in that market and terrorized the neighborhood for hours. The FBI believes when a detective spotted the couple in a nearby cemetery right before the attack, it likely "Threw off a broader plan" and "Probably saved dozens of lives." That detective was also shot and killed by the couple. This was, in fact, a hate crime and an episode of domestic terrorism. Reporter: The FBI saying the suspects were motivated by bias against the jewish community and law enforcement. David, the FBI says the suspects researched a nearby jewish community center as a possible target. Authorities say given the arsenal they had, David, that could have been catastrophic.
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