LA Times reporter first to break story of Whitey's arrest
LOS ANGELES -- LA Times reporter Andrew Blankstein was the first to break the news: Whitey Bulger had been captured.
“When the name was mentioned to me I knew immediately who it was and it was going to be a huge national story,” said Blankstein.
Blankstein was on the scene in Santa Monica, right where Bulger and his girlfriend were found hiding out.
“It’s definitely a memorable one, I mean, in my career -- I will remember this one,” he said.
He says it's a three-story apartment, three blocks from the beach.
Blankstein spoke to some of the people living right there next to Bulger and he said they were stunned to learn Bulger was their neighbor.
Blankstein has been covering crime stories for more than a decade and says he will never forget breaking this big story.
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