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Quincy Police assist in Marathon bombing manhunt

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  April 19, 2013 12:57 PM

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Quincy Police are helping with an intense manhunt of one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing Friday morning, and have increased police presence all over Quincy.

According to Captain John Dougan, police bomb-sniffing dogs are assisting in Boston and police dogs are also patrolling Quincy neighborhoods.

All four of Quincy’s bomb dogs also assisted in Boston on Tuesday following the marathon attack.

Police have also sent motorcycle officers to monitor Boston T stations. Quincy Police are also manning all MBTA stations in Quincy as a precaution following both suspects having a confrontation with police.

All T stations have been closed. One MBTA employee who asked not to be named said that they are on lock-down in Quincy and have not been allowed to go home, although the station has been closed.

One suspect was killed, the other is being pursued.

Though police activity is concentrated in Watertown, Dougan said, local police are taking a proactive approach that danger might still be out there.

"We don’t know if there are co-conspirators or what. This is just unfolding. We’re just going to take a proactive stance and make sure everybody is safe," Dougan said.

Christopher Walker, spokesperson for Mayor Thomas Koch, said despite Quincy's involvement in this developing case, Quincy residents are safe.

"The mayor is monitoring events with the police department. At this point, there is no reason for the people of Quincy not to go about their business in the city of Quincy," Walker said. ... The mayor just wants everyone to be calm, and keep an eye on media outlets if anything changes."

For more information on the manhunt, click here.

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