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May 29, 2013 8:40 am

Former CIA Director: Boston Marathon Bombings Couldn’t Have Happened in New York

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The aftermath of the Boston Marathon explosions last week. Photo: Aaron Tang/Wikimedia Commons.

The Hill – A terror attack like the bombing of the Boston Marathon would never have happened in New York City, according to former CIA Director Michael Hayden.

Hayden, who also headed the National Security Agency, said the New York police department’s expansive spying on the city’s Muslim communities would have helped officials to identify the radical tendencies of the alleged bombers and prevent the attack.

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