Transcript: MA Gov. Deval Patrick’s remarks on the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect

Transcript of press briefing remarks by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, on April 19, 2013:

Well, on behalf of Krystle [Campbell], Martin [Richard], and Lingzi [Lu], on behalf of the MIT officer who was lost last night and the transit police officer who was injured, on behalf of the hundreds of people who were hurt by the explosions at the marathon, I want to say how grateful I am to the Colonel, to the Special Agent in Charge Rick DesLauriers, to all of the law enforcement who worked so well and so hard together to get – to bring us to tonight’s conclusion.

It was a very, very complicated case – a very challenging case, and there are still some questions remaining to be answered. But as the Colonel said because of that extraordinary collaboration and cooperation by all of these law enforcement resources and assets and, more to the point, people, professionals, who brought their A game, we have a suspect in custody tonight.

I want to also just thank all of the members of the public for their extraordinary patience, their participation in this investigation by reviewing photographs of their own and others that were up through the media – and we thank you for that – and helping us narrow in on these suspects. They were helpful and patient, and we are grateful for that as well.

It’s a night where I think we’re all going to rest easy.


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