LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department had high praise for the police operation that was underway Friday in the hunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

KNX 1070’s Charles Feldman reports Bill Bratton said a virtual lockdown of the Boston area has so far been handled very efficiently.

“Even with all the resources of the federal government being marshaled to conduct the investigation under the leadership of the FBI…it is requiring local resources of immense size in terms of all that police that you see doing all of these door to door searches,” Bratton said. “The federal government would not have the capacity to do that.”

When asked how long the operations would continue, Bratton said most residents in the city were unlikely to be directly affected.

“The Watertown area, which is a suburb of Boston, is the area most significantly impacted,” Bratton said.

Officials would likely get the local transportation system back online “as quickly as they can,” Bratton added.


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