Transcript: Boston ATF Special Agent in Charge Gene Marquez’s remarks at the morning press conference on the Boston Marathon bombing on April 16, 2013

Partial transcript of remarks by Gene Marquez, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the ATF’s Boston Field Division, on the Boston Marathon bombing at the morning press conference on Tuesday, April 16, 2013:

I’m Gene Marquez, Acting Special Agent in Charge ATF Boston Field Division.

At this time, ATF has done a partial NRT – National Response Team – activation. We are bringing our explosives specialists here to the scene and we will be working jointly with the FBI and its partners on the JTTF [Joint Terrorism Task Force].

We have certified explosives specialists. We have explosives enforcement officers. We have special agent bomb task. And we have K-9s that are trained to detect any explosive devices or any residue.

At time time, we have approximately 30 specialists in and around or on the scene.

And to dispel any rumors – there were rumors floating around that there were 7 devices at one point. That is not true. I think that happened as a result of some suspect packages that were disrupted. But we only have 2 devices that we’re aware of and both of those devices were the ones that were involved in the damage and were involved in the explosive incident.

At this time, we are looking for the public’s cooperation. If there’s any video, any photographic evidence, if you can please contact the FBI hotline or the City’s hotline. We’d like to review any kind of media that you have out there pertaining – that might give us additional investigative leads. And we are pursuing those investigative leads at this time.

The scene is going to take several days to process. We just ask for your patience as we’re working in that area and for your cooperation.

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