Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said the bombing is still under investigation and is continuing to be treated as a “senseless act of terrorism” and urged the public to come together in support of Boston’s victims.
“The people of Boston and the people of the United States stand united in grief and pain, and in solidarity with the families of the victims,” Walsh said in a statement Sunday night.
In a statement to reporters Sunday night, Mayor Walsh said, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives on Saturday.
As we all know, Boston is a city of love and unity, and our thoughts and sympathies are with those who have lost loved ones in the senseless act of terror.”
The men and women of our police department have shown incredible restraint and compassion, and their professionalism and dedication to serving the people is unrivaled.””
It is important to remember that we live in a country of laws, not of hatreds.
The men and women of our police department have shown incredible restraint and compassion, and their professionalism and dedication to serving the people is unrivaled.”
As we work tirelessly with our partners, our community, and the law enforcement community to bring the perpetrators to justice, we will not forget what this community has suffered.
We will stand together to protect our city.
“Boston Mayor Marty V. Walsh said during a press conference Sunday that the bombing was still under police investigation and remains a “suspected act of violence.
“As you know, this is a suspect and this is an investigation. “
We are in the process of gathering more information,” Walsh told reporters.
“As you know, this is a suspect and this is an investigation.
We’re going to get that information out as quickly as possible.
It is a terror attack, and we are doing everything we can to make sure the victims are able to get justice.”
Boston police chief John W. Miller said he and other officers “were called out to an apartment in Roxbury for an unrelated call” when a person told them about the suspect.
A woman who lives at the apartment was reportedly in shock, and she was taken to Boston Medical Center for evaluation, Miller said.
The man, who is believed to be an Afghan, is described as a thin, short, dark-skinned man in his 20s, who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a white sweatshirt over his face.
Police believe he was armed with a rifle.
The suspect was taken out of the apartment and “resisted arrest,” Miller said, adding that he “is being interviewed by law enforcement.”
“I was shocked to hear that he was shot,” Miller told reporters after arriving at the scene.
Police are also trying to determine if there were other suspects or if the suspect was armed.
The suspect is also known to have been wearing a black ski mask, according to the Boston Globe.
“This was a very dangerous situation,” Miller added.
“The police and other law enforcement officers responded to a 911 call.
This is a very serious matter and the Boston Police Department is working with the FBI, the ATF, the National Counterterrorism Center, and other partners to bring those responsible to justice.””
There are very serious concerns with this suspect, and he is currently being questioned by detectives from the FBI and ATF,” the Boston police chief said.”
It is a terrible tragedy, and it is unfortunate that this happened,” he said.
“This is a tragic and tragic situation.
It’s an ongoing investigation.”
Deval Patrick said he is “deeply saddened” by the bombing, which took place in the heart of Boston.
“The attack on our city is a cowardly attack, a heinous act of domestic terrorism,” Patrick said in the statement.
“Massachusetts remains committed to ensuring the safety of all of our residents, our law enforcement officials, and all those who live and work in our city.
We remain committed to bringing the perpetrators, and any potential accomplices, to justice.
We have reached out to law enforcement, and as a first step we are offering the families the support of any resources they need.”
Patrick said the Boston Bruins and the city’s police and fire departments are also in touch with the investigation.
“These are difficult times for all of us in Boston, and I’m confident that the city will come together as one and that we will bring justice to the perpetrators,” he added.