First look inside boat where suspect found
WATERTOWN, Mass. (WHDH) -- The public is getting a glimpse as forensic investigators look inside the boat where the suspect was found.
The FBI continues to search the boat, where suspect No. 2 hid, for evidence.
7News has learned the boat is named the Slip Away 2.
“There's a lot there, we want to make sure that we didn’t miss anything. The boat is very important to see what we can recover. I haven’t gotten an update on what they see,” said Chief Ed Deveau, Watertown Police Department.
The FBI says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, alleged to be bomber No. 2, was shot in the head, neck, legs and hand -- though it's unclear which wounds he suffered in the boat, if any.
Chief Deveau credits the soft spoken owner of the Slip Away 2 with saving the day Friday.
“He’s the man, as far as I’m concerned. He helped us out. He looked in the boat, saw a little bit of blood, stuck his head in a little bit deeper and saw more blood and then he saw somebody huddled in a corner and immediately retreated and called us and the rest is history,” said Chief Deveau.
As ATF agents and police with dogs look for more evidence retracing Tsarnaev's steps from early Friday, the chief expressed pride in his people. And he admits he has gotten emotional.
“Lots of times, I wouldn’t admit it, but we’ve all cried too many times here in the last 72 hours and I’m one of them. It’s been so emotional,” said Chief Deveau.
Chief Deveau says seven of his officers faced down the two suspects in the quiet streets of Watertown. He says they were ready because they were tracking the Mercedes the suspects were in with the vehicle’s GPS.