Transit officers talk about arresting suspect
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Hours after one of their own was shot in the line of duty, transit police officers arrested a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Transit police said it was simply a satisfying coincidence they were in on the arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was wanted for the bombings at the Boston Marathon and the shooting of an MIT police officer, but also critically wounding transit officer Richard Donohue in the Watertown shooting.
“When we were moving up to the boat he was actually laying down on the side of the boat. He was in and out of consciousness. When we got to about 10 to 15 yards from him he sat back up. We moved from behind the shield cover and we pulled him down and put the cuffs on him,” said Patrolman Saro Thompson, who helped arrest the suspected terrorist.
They said it was all business, but admitted to some satisfaction in catching the man suspected of terrorizing the city and critically injuring one of their own.
“We just want to get him into custody and have this situation come to an end, for us, for the families, for the city, it needed to end,” said Patrolman Jeff Campbell.
The officers involved with the arrest said they saw Donohue and delivered a message.
“We did go visit Officer Donohue today and that was the one thing I said to him -- I said, ‘We got him’,” said Thompson.