‘Unprecedented’ Show of force

in 2013, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Fred Bayles, Newsmakers
April 20th, 2013

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Fred Bayles, College of Communication

Armored tanks, automatic weapons, SWAT teams and a thermal imaging camera on a helicopter were part of the massive arsenal that helped hunt down a 19-year-old college student wanted for bombing the Boston Marathon and killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology policeman…

Expert quote:

“After 9/11, a lot of departments went through a lot of training and got a lot of money from the federal government. They don’t roll it out for any occasion, but some of that stuff is available when they have specific events. Their communications was very good, their tactics were really good. … I think it’s a 10.”

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