Boston police used Oregon technology to find hiding suspect

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Monday, April 22, 2013

The Massachusetts State Police used technology from Wilsonville-based Flir Systems to find Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

After a Watertown, Mass., resident reported finding Tsarnaev in a boat in his backyard, police used an infrared camera developed by Flir Systems Inc. to locate him and track his movements.

"Our helicopter had actually detected the subject in the boat," Col. Timothy Alben of the Massachusetts State Police told reporters, including NBC News. "We have what's called a FLIR — a forward-looking infrared device — on that helicopter. It picked up the heat signature of the individual, even though he was underneath what appeared to be the 'shrink wrap' or cover on the boat itself."

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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