Saturday, 20 April 2013

Press conference about Boston bombing suspect in custody

Press conference about Boston bombing suspect in custody, In a press conference on April 19, the authorities in Boston, Mass., confirmed that this part of the Boston Marathon case has concluded; they have a suspect in custody. The Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, thanked the public for their participation in the investigation in helping the authorities narrow in on the suspects.

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz spoke and expressed gratitude and relief for the ability to sleep easier tonight. She remembered the victims of the bombings, and she named them one-by-one. She expressed that although it was a closure for many, this was a beginning for her as they work toward filing formal charges. She praised all her colleagues.

The Mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, spoke from a wheelchair and thanked all of the hard-working law enforcement people.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers discussed the "truly intense investigation" that is bringing justice to these crimes.

Other dignitaries and authorities added their voices to the praise of the law enforcement and other officers who have done such a good job.

During the Q & A, the following information was released:

A call came in to Watertown Police from Franklin Street. A man had gone out and seen blood on his boat in the backyard. He opened the tarp and saw a man covered with blood, and called the police.
A "gun battle" with the man in the boat ensued. He was not communicative when they were negotiating with him. The suspect is in serious condition at the hospital, but the exact cause of his injuries is not known, whether he was injured in the shoot-out at the boat or the night before.
The public safety exemption for Miranda Rights was explained by the U.S. Attorney.
A helicopter picked up a heat signature of the suspect in the boat and was able to direct the tactical teams.
There is so much more to be discussed, but they cut off the questions tonight.

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