Transcript: MA State Police Superintendent Timothy Alben’s remarks on the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect

Transcript of remarks by Massachusetts State Police Superintendent Timothy Alben on the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect on April 19, 2013:

And I thought you all went home. [Laughter]

We are so grateful to be here right now. We’re so grateful to bring justice and a closure to this case.

For those families that lost loved ones or suffered injuries that they’ll live with for the rest of their lives, for a police officer – a young man starting a career at MIT – and a police officer with the MBTA who almost lost his life, and for neighborhoods that lived in fear for an entire day, we are eternally grateful for the outcome here tonight: We have a suspect in custody.

I want to thank all of the partners who worked tirelessly over the last 4 days, including the FBI, the transit police, our brothers with the Boston Police Department, U.S. Attorney’s office, and the support that we’ve gotten from our Governor over the last 4 days.

We’re exhausted, folks, but we have a victory here tonight. But let’s not forget those people along the way. Thanks very much.

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