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Look for more on the investigation let's bring in Robert McFadden former co investigator of the terror attack on the USS Cole -- former special agent in charge but -- -- I actually I like to think that made -- -- -- and CI AS because we see we see the television shows and that's leading us ask a lot of questions about the photos and videos that we see Bob what stands out most to you about this investigation and and what we've learned so far.
What this part of the investigation.
The tremendous amount of activity would be under way with the investigative elements.
Interviewing witnesses comparing photographs and all the other video coverage and other items available.
With eyewitnesses and others who may have been there at any time during the day.
Getting that meticulous.
Very detailed account as to what -- scene and then comparing some of the photographs.
With individuals seen.
One of the things that we talked about eight -- you've done in your crazy sat down face to face and interrogated terrorists before.
And I'm curious when you're thinking about the profile of this person and you there's very little out there so far.
What questions you have but as -- trying to imagine who did this and why they do this here and now.
But one of the first question if not the first question if I have somebody who has placement -- information.
What's coming next.
Okay who else is involved in the conspiracy.
And questions all around that in order to prevent something else that may happen.
And then -- the -- out for the wider conspiracy if if it's not a lone individual.
Do you have any indication based on the information that we've seen whether or not it is well -- at this point gets into speculation still so quickly 'cause.
I know it's a natural tendency -- just thirst for information about this but but really is in the preliminary stages.
Now law enforcement intelligence can go by historical models and available intelligence is to say for example to rule out.
And this is not to say you can do this but the the core of former al-Qaeda this would not fit the modus operandi is fires.
The size of the event and claiming responsibility.
Just real quick or easy one of the things are not paying attention to is whether or not the person had knowledge of the city of Boston and the area in particular what that can tell us about the suspects potentially.
-- definitely from from experiences.
In and working terrorism cases and criminal conspiracies.
There's often no substitute for actually being in the location where you're going to try to pull off the crime -- the event.
To get that feel to to -- the visceral sense.
What obstacles to overcome in this case.
Of course -- Boston Marathon when most famous marathons in the world and international bank but if you know Boston and you know that -- it it is hugely.
Popular local so much a part of the culture.
That might provide an indication that those involved had a really good feeling and awareness of what that event is like as well as the timing.
In the amount of a family supporters support people pedestrians in that area at the time the explosion.
-- -- kind his plan access moments ago.
We're not even 48 hours into this investigation still have to have some pretty impatience and all -- -- Bob -- had their expertise thank you John.
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