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Good afternoon everyone thank you for coming we had a brief this afternoon on the investigation.
And -- would I would lose -- Describe -- term the recovery.
We hear from the SEC for the the FBI -- glory day.
On the investigation and then the mayor and I have a couple of -- -- comments and announcements with respect to the recovery and then.
Any of us are available to take questions from any of you.
So let me start with special agents to -- Syria.
Thank you very much our Governor Patrick and again my name is a good afternoon my name's Rick glory on the special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston division.
Let me recap our investigative efforts -- this afternoon yesterday at this time our collaborative efforts were focused on saving lives in treating the injured.
At the same time resources were directed to ensure the safety of our community.
As soon as those important tasks were completed first responders focused on establishing a criminal investigation.
The FBI's Boston joint terrorism task force.
Composed of more than thirty federal state and local law enforcement agencies.
Including the Boston Police to Massachusetts state police ATF HSI United States Secret Service and others responded to the scene.
Many of them are already there is part of the general security firm for the marathon already in place.
The first step law enforcement took was to secure the physical area around the blast for the purpose of preserving evidence in the area related to the devices itself.
The FBI a lot of Boston PD Massachusetts state police and ATF officially began its forensic evidence recovery effort at the site.
That their goal was to recover physical items related to the blast.
Those items were have been recovered and are being sent to the FBI's laboratory and Quantico Virginia.
They are specialize examiners will reconstruct the device or device says and determine its make up and components.
Among items partially recovered are pieces of black nylon which could be from a backpack.
And what to -- appear to be fragments of dvds and nails.
Possibly contained any pressure cooker device.
We are expediting the splashed evidence -- laboratory in Quantico Virginia for a complete and thorough analysis.
In addition this morning it was determined and that both -- the explosives were placed in a dark colored nylon bag or backpack.
The bag would have been heavy because of the components believed to be in it.
At this point it is difficult to determine specific components used until we can eliminate other factors which may have already been present in the environment.
In fact we won't know with some certainty -- -- laboratory completes its final reveal.
Away from the scene yesterday afternoon the JT TF began its investigation.
Immediately after the bombing the FBI initiated a command post.
That was assigned to the GT TF intelligence analysts and analysts and other personnel from every state local and federal government and agency associated with JT TF.
And many others on their own.
Including Boston PD and mass state police more than 1000 law enforcement officers across many agencies.
Had been assigned it to this investigation via the command post.
They began canvassing sources.
Reviewing government and public source databases and conducting interviews with eyewitnesses and others to determine who is responsible for this crime.
We are doing this methodically carefully yet -- sense of urgency.
All across the nation and around the world to force the force of the United States is working hard to locate those responsible.
Already the FBI has received more than 2000 tips as of noon today many of which have already been reviewed analyzed and -- We will continue to work around the clock tirelessly side by side with our partners to to connect it to continue to investigate and act on these leads.
Regarding who might be suspected of this event the investigation is in its infancy.
As a law enforcement is our responsibility is to thoroughly review each and every piece of evidence.
Some of our activity you may -- some of that you Waltz but rest assured we are working hard to get the answers.
At this time there are no claims of responsibility to the range of suspects and motives remains wide open.
Importantly the person who did this is someone's friend neighbor coworker or relative.
We are asking anyone who may have heard someone speak about the marathon.
-- the date at April 15.
In anyway that indicated that he or she may target the event to call us.
Someone knows who did this.
Cooperation from the community will play a crucial role in this investigation.
We ask that businesses review and preserve the video surveillance.
Video and other business records in their original form.
We are asking the public to remain alert.
And alert us of the following activity.
Any individual who expressed a desire to target the marathon.
Suspicious interested in researching how to create explosive devices.
The noise of explosions in remote areas prior to yesterday which may have been used as tests by those responsible for these acts.
Someone who appeared to be carrying -- and usually -- heavy dark colored bag yesterday.
Around the time of the blast sent in the vicinity -- it vicinity of the blasts.
As further substantive details become available that are appropriate for release.
Together we will -- issue a press release or hold a press conference.
And tomorrow we plan to hold another press conference in the early afternoon.
Thank you very much and I want to thank the public for their tremendous.
Support in this investigation.
It is crucial to our ultimate success and I -- residents of the city of Boston the citizens of Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
For this information that has been provided to us.
I also want to thank the Westin hotel here for their services and allowing us to use their facility we're very grateful for that thank you very much -- -- There are not let you all been here once again this afternoon.
-- America investigation continues there more victims are below and other tried and true Boston.
Members here -- -- -- some help and assistance.
And just early as this today.
Senator Warren I visit several of the victims -- the this tragedy your heart goes out to them and their families to and is very difficult time for them.
I also want to talk about the police the fire he emerged all -- shows the volunteers.
Who reactor quickly.
During this time of tragedy also because the outpour of help -- -- organization one fund Boston.
Which is to collect -- money to help people might need help join this time the what says one run Boston guard dog.
Who -- him because I can donate any resource you some of -- folks have stepped up so far.
John Hancock -- -- John -- she struggled got Lara keynote.
-- boosters Korea and the Boston foundation the -- -- want to help.
That's how bosses come together like -- -- form.
-- him because this tragedy is not a restaurant Boston.
We -- Boston we are one community and we will not let -- take -- -- Thank you very much mr.
mayor -- thanks to all of the donors the an inaugural donors if you will further.
One fund Boston and those who who will contribute in the air in the nature of contributions lieutenant governor and I -- visited a couple of hospitals this afternoon.
As well and down one of the things that we had an opportunity opportunity to do is thank.
The extraordinary medical teams who have responded to the needs of of people who were who were hurt one of the things we learned is that there is a need for blood.
On a sustained basis.
This'll mean that is -- -- chairman understands this the way I think I understand -- do not go and make a donation to date.
But next week and the week after that.
There will be a -- -- an ongoing need for -- for blood donations some members of the public who are following.
Who are inclined and able to make blood donations at their local hospital or through the Red Cross.
Next week and the week after that are -- medical professionals anticipate any I need.
We are going to have an interfaith service it will be at 11 o'clock on Thursday morning.
It'll be held at the cathedral of the holy cross in in the south end.
I'm very pleased that the president will join us for that to help us all heal.
Another point that I want to make before open it up to two questions.
You've heard and special agent glory -- and many many others in law enforcement.
Tell you what we can tell you about the ongoing investigation and the fact that there is not yet.
And identified a suspect.
And these are times when.
All kinds of forces sometimes conspire.
To make people.
Start to think of categories of people in sometimes on charitable ways.
This community will recover and will heal if we turn to each other rather than on each other.
And one of the things it will emphasize -- the interface service.
And that we want to emphasize by our example every day.
Is that we are one community is the mayor said we -- all in this together and the sensitivity we -- to each other.
As we -- will be an important a part of how we deal and now we're happy to take -- back.
Especially to glory he's sick person.
Good person feeling for one person.
I believe I mentioned in my statement we don't have anything.
Suspects subjects different vehicles.
Year after year presumably would.
Security plan can you talk about what.
Hear what went wrong did you -- these people may have been planning this for many years.
Well the second part of the question.
Yes but it's.
There's more work done to determine sir -- All right you're listening to the FBI Mayor Menino.
Boston Governor Patrick got talking about some of the things very quickly 2000 tips came in no claims of responsibility.
A range of suspects is still wide open the president will visit Boston on Thursday we are now going to.
Okay we were gonna go to crystal Campbell who was the second identified victim 29 year old restaurant worker we -- not getting that statement but let's talk about it for second Kimberly camp you heard a lot there.
I did any you know some the things that we were talking about as we -- kind of taking this stand first you've heard it you know the information from the field and from -- -- The requests for all things cell phones they clearly need information back to that press on.
The only good thing happened here but this is going to be -- part of your ongoing investigation did something go wrong with -- plan.
-- this there this morning -- twelve.
You know this is a soft target.
It's so anybody can went to church service can do -- the court.
When you have an event like this you can't walk it felt -- its military operation.
If he's -- into the -- this course -- opened on the parade -- Didn't quite by the by the virtue of the type of for emphasis.
It requires that we don't turn these principles -- So we can -- struck what we believe to be the appropriate or else we'll will be able double -- to some conclusions on the road but this investigation.
-- -- There are few minutes ago about at all.
Hogan moved from fairway for use just things fall.
You're into the bomb targeting.
Are you suggesting that -- Situations from happening -- we had an extra.
Complaints but -- US attorney and I were talking earlier about that those concerns -- just going to remind people this is -- time to be to show that.
-- -- I really isn't perfect -- and possibly possibly impressions of her.
Black nylon bags possibly at both sites.
Yes that black nylon bags as opposed I think is that -- I can't -- Eric -- specifics about.
We're word cost relating that they needed to be heavy bags to carry the explosive devices inside of them -- would not -- light next to.
I think they'll be speculation right now before in the evidentiary review of his complete -- OK.
There's a point or anything that we.
Given India is evidentiary view was still ongoing right now and I wouldn't want a speculator characterizing more than I heard him -- -- Is it at this point in the investigation in this type of attack and not have anybody come tomorrow.
It's -- -- their variety.
Of reasons why candidates -- this is a very complicated investigation.
It is going to be pursued and methodically.
But with a sense of urgency.
And it is -- we are still very -- -- barely 24 hours on into this investigation so I would say that this is still in -- in early early stages.
And that's the best way -- can characterize them.
Right now I don't.
I don't know.
Thank you -- the end.
In terms of how we go forward.
Public can hear you.
We don't which specific estimates on -- put tens of thousands people read the finish line and in this.
This -- People extends.
Off and on for -- some -- tomorrow.
-- -- -- -- There's been a -- worked -- They are literally going over the crunching -- -- -- to home.
And there's a lot of information that's coming from.
By the governments and from -- -- -- -- video of -- it's very early in the investigation is his first -- statement.
So it should -- quite clearly this has to be a methodical.
Investigation that there's not a -- to -- in any particular brands we got.
Very cautious through.
Actually -- Knowing what you know about the device.
I think he's things that bomb sniffing dogs -- it's.
It's just mentioned was still in the process of going through the evidentiary view -- -- the crime scene that process is not completed yet.
It is ongoing and I wouldn't want -- speculator characterized that anymore until.
That that process is complete program.
You know to -- Manning you know do you know -- and you know do you know.
Unless you're looking -- you know do you know anyone who was hurt and have you spoken to the families of anyone who was killed.
Other services program was zones are.
Katherine were impossible and another very very strong move in terms of the fairway music I'll let -- -- aren't aware.
Colossal ratio on coverage and they had -- here and there and -- are all kinds of -- we can.
Quote nautical miles -- help.
We'll beautiful autumn and those rumors it was very difficult time zone.
We will show -- where individuals.
Are so important for a review.
-- any of the families and operatives who left for Clinton.
There's anything they can -- -- haven't -- made you say about the people realize.
Actually a personal.
Williams on to things like -- -- reversal.
You know get into the construction of conversations with victims you know version.
Was -- governor -- we review each one of these events and at the end of our review last year.
But we determined that the crowds were a larger -- than than usual.
And so we put Jack Straw offices about video of the event especially good especially towards the end.
About the race.
And especially when -- runners were first coming up.
But as I said if you review the good pitchers on the videotape that was a significant amount of police presence there.
The offices aligning the -- looking into the -- which -- what they -- -- Nobody is -- -- -- we talked more federal and state partners but there was no specific threat of all of this event this was.
A standard -- picture after 9/11 was certainly very vigilant about what there was nothing.
Specific about this particular event we had teams of undercover officers and the crowd.
-- working the crowd at the end of the race which standard procedure because of different markets that are good occur in that area.
Those teams were all given a fully deployed as -- yogi dogs which were in the area.
All through the race.
-- -- -- Okay.
-- I'd be happy this morning probably about here right here march.
When you're going -- You can.
The logical investigation.
I can assure you that the joint terrorism task force is doing that as we speak.
Because of how much.
Whether it took a -- way to do this.
Are they may have been planning for for many years -- please me.
We -- Vision I wouldn't again that would be speculation on my part right now to speculate how much planning went into this.
I do not want to provide you with anything that might be inaccurate information ultimately so I wouldn't want to speculate on that.
Didn't have come out -- You can.
He Patricia Davis advises me that there is not enough.
Work done right now to making notification the next -- -- for the third victim.
Be clear how many perfect it's.
-- -- -- -- It's something I mean these I don't know.
No I think pressure cookers Milton were familiar those of their -- dentist who wrote to ordinary cooking devices historically going back several years.
On as far as precisely what evidence was found that what location.
On the I wouldn't want it I wouldn't want to go into the details of that right now that did there are multiple pieces of evidence -- after crime scene as you might well imagine from.
The serious tragic nature of this event.
That analysis is ongoing right now and I wouldn't I again as I mentioned before I wouldn't work provide you an inaccurate information right now as to whether.
Specific pieces of information were found a post crime scenes information would -- -- Tikrit possibly.
Be a pressure cooker was found at the site and we are putting that out to the public good and attempt to generate any lead information -- troops.
Full -- -- the National Guard beyond anything.
When they're not needed anymore.
The job of the National Guard right now is to secure the crime scene.
The the work of going through the crime scene continues.
We're not gonna rush that.
That little involves an inconvenience to us to people that I can't tell you when that.
When -- -- -- -- finished the other thing the National Guard is doing is helping with the random bag checks in the -- And that'll continue for the next day or so anyhow.
We we have had a tremendous outs -- pouring your.
Outpouring of support from the public in terms of video that has been submitted to us.
-- it has been tremendous and we are analyzing that right now taking a look at it we're bringing specialists up from Quantico.
To assist us who are digital video digital video analysis experts.
And we are bringing in the best possible resources -- the FBI can bring to bear.
To Boston to participate in that very aspect of this investigation.
What happened pictures of -- -- I I could have -- -- its various video submissions of the area around the crime scene crime scenes.
That were taken around the time the blast both before and afterwards.
All video like this we encourage the public and particularly business owners in that area to continue to submit this information this is very very important and we -- The citizens of Boston in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for submitting this information.
-- the ATF -- about it.
I'm being the content what the potential explosive might be that we used to many witnesses are saying it's not something like gunpowder.
Yes that that -- that's correct -- that that has been reported.
Involved with that -- -- involved but we're not prepared yet to go into the specifics home has -- the blast scene.
Long it is a fairly expensive large -- -- -- forever to be so methodical and an NRA and -- -- processing it.
We do know that there has been some debris recovered from some of the rooftops.
Near -- has what was some of the debris has -- -- -- some of the buildings near -- So that gives you just kind of a scope of the power of the blasts.
And you can see what how it was so devastating.
We're well prepared to really get that specific -- It just didn't.
I wanna ask a favor on behalf of somebody admit this afternoon.
Lieutenant governor and I were over it -- at tufts medical center and we visited a young woman who visited a number of victims but one young woman named Victoria.
Who is a north eastern student.
Who is in the hospital because.
Serious shrapnel wounds she had in her leg in the -- around the site of the first.
Blast she was scared she was and Kerry I think by firefighter we think by firefighters -- the medical tent.
And really as she described as hysterical -- there was -- person who helped calm her down.
Who she said was -- who described himself as an army sergeant.
And Afghanistan hit.
I don't know whether he was.
Assigned to the medical tent or like so many other people here and elsewhere in the commonwealth just jumped in to help.
But his name is Tyler that's all we know.
-- And one of the things he said they heard to calm her down was to show her his own shrapnel.
It's in the -- -- -- scar from his own ship shrapnel.
Wound from when he was in Afghanistan.
Victoria very very much wants to thank Tyler personally.
So if Tyler is out there and listening or reading your reports we would love to hear from Tyler so that we can connect him to Victoria.
And you can Tyler can get in touch with us by dialing 6177254000.
If you just to get that word out there I'd appreciate the favour more to the point Victoria -- thank you all for coming.
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