Transcript: Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s remarks on the Boston Marathon bombings – evening press conference on April 15, 2013

Partial transcript of remarks by Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis on the bombings at the Boston Marathon at a press conference on April 15, 2013:

On behalf of Mayor [Tom] Menino, I’d like to offer my sympathies to the victims and the families of this horrendous event.

This cowardly act will not be taken in stride. We will turn every rock over to find the people who are responsible for this. We’re working very closely with my partner, Rick DesLauriers. The Boston Police Department is on the scene – has been there since this incident happen.

There’s been a horrendous loss of life. At least 3 people have died in this event. The number of injuries and the people injured is an unfolding issue right now. We will not have hard figures on that until tomorrow morning.

There were all sorts of questions being asked – I want to stress one thing: There is no suspect at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. There are people that we are talking to but there is no suspect at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as been widely reported in the press. I’d like to fix that right now.

Again, there will be questions that you have. We’ll do our best to answer them. But this is still very early in the investigation.

Tomorrow, as the Governor said, will not be business as usual in Boston. The Boston Police Department is on emergency deployment. We are working 12 hour shifts and there will be a significant police presence throughout the city. Please give us some space around the Copley [Square] area as we process this scene.

And again, if there are any pieces of information, photos, from the incident, getting those to the two tip lines – the FBI tip line primarily – they are now in charge of the investigation because of the nature of this investigation as well as the Boston police line at 1-800-494-TIPS.

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