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‘We Got the Call, and We Got the Guy’

FBI wanted poster, updated by Patch with a "Caught" message using Apple Preview.

A call from a Watertown resident led to the capture of the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, officials said at a Friday evening press conference.

“We asked you to maintain vigilance and you did,” Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau said. “We got the call, and we got the guy.”

A man had exited his home after being inside all day per the shelter-in-place policy instituted during the manhunt and lifted earlier this evening, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said. The man saw blood on a boat in his backyard, lifted the tarp over the boat and saw a man covered in blood, and immediately went back inside his home and called the police.

“Over the course of the next hour or so we exchanged gunfire with the suspect inside the boat,” Davis said. “The hostage rescue team made entry and removed the suspect still in the boat.”

The hostage rescue team tried to negotiate to get the suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, to exit the boat, but Davis said that Tsarnaev was not communicative. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 20, 2013 at 5:41 am

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Bus Attack Leads to Call to Better Protect MBTA Drivers

In this file photo, the 39 battles its way to the bus stop.

The president of the MBTA operator’s union is calling for increased efforts on part of police, prosecutors and lawmakers in the wake of a 15-person attack on a bus driver in Dorchester Saturday.

Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589 John Lee said in a statement published on the union’s website March 10 that such attacks deserve immediate attention by state lawmakers.

“The Boston Carmen’s Union ATU Local 589 is relieved and thankful that the Bus Driver, attacked in the early morning hours, was not more seriously injured,” the statement said. “However this assault by a reported mob on an isolated Local 589 member simply doing his job illustrates the need for public safety officials and the legislature to act quickly before a transit worker is killed.”

The Boston Globe reported Sunday that there have been 22 reported cases of MBTA drivers who have been assaulted or threatened in 2013 and 18 cases during the same period in 2012. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 12, 2013 at 1:58 pm

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