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David Taintor

David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said on Tuesday at press conference that no one is in custody in connection with the Boston Marathon blasts. 

Moments earlier, FBI Special Agent Rick DesLauriers declined to comment on whether anyone is in custody in connection with the incident. 

FBI Special Agent Rick DesLauriers on Tuesday at a press conference declined to comment on whether authorities have anyone in custody related to the blasts at the Boston Marathon. 

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said on Tuesday at a press conference that his police force is dealing with "the most complex crime scene that we've dealt with in the history of our department."

Davis said the crime scene around the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where two explosive devices went off on Monday, has been reduced from 15 blocks to 12 blocks. 

"And we will continue to collapse that crime scene as the facts and circumstances make that available," Davis said, according to a rush transcript. "We want to open up as many streets and get people into their buildings as quickly as we can. We're working diligently on that. But please be patient with us in the time that we need to process the crime scene. We expect the scene will go for another two days anyway and people should make appropriate plans."

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FBI Special Agent Rick DesLauriers said on Tuesday that the investigation into the Boston Marathon blasts continues, but he added that "there are no known additional threats." 

"We continue to interview various witnesses and process the crime scene," DesLauriers said at a press conference, according to a rush transcript. "Which could take some time. The citizens of Massachusetts and the city of Boston should expect to see the FBI and JTTF partners conducting investigative activity in the greater Boston area. Assistance from the public remains critical in establishing a timeline of events, which leads to swift conclusion through due diligence and strong investigative activity."

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick confirmed on Tuesday that there were only two explosive devices found yesterday in Boston. Two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three people and wounded more than 150 people.

Patrick said at a press conference that other devices have been investigated, but there were no unexploded bombs found. 

NBC News reported earlier Tuesday that investigators found no unexploded devices in the city. 

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority posted this alert Monday evening:

Normal Green Line, Orange Line, and Red Line service has resumed. Copley Station, scheduled to be closed on Marathon Monday, remains closed and will continue to be closed Tuesday, April 16, 2013, with trains bypassing the station. 4/15/2013 8:36 PM

 

 

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