By Erin Farley 4-19-2013
The police are here to stay. That was the message today from the Massachusetts State Police Superintendent. Colonel Timothy Alben explained at a brief press conference that officers will not leave until the Boston area is safe.
Alben added that there have been no new developments.
Authorities are planning a controlled explosion at the apartment linked to the Boston bombing suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
Alben said authorities have well over 60 to 70 percent of areas covered in the Watertown, Boston, Newton, Belmont, and Waltham.
Governor Deval Patrick was at the brief press conference and thanked the public for staying indoors. Patrick said that the public’s help has proven to be enormously important to the many law enforcement officers trying to do their jobs.
Mayor Thomas Menino pledged that “We’re a city that will not let the terrorists win.”
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