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ATF Team Who Sought Boston Marathon Bomber a Part of D.C. Shooting Probe

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A full-scale tactical team for the ATF, which took part in the capture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was activated to investigate the U.S. Navy Yard shooting in Washington D.C., the Boston Globe reports.

The team, based in D.C., is among five regional ATF tactical groups stationed across the nation.

The team was critical in the manhunt and capture of Tsareav, who was captured inside a backyard boat in Watertown.

The Boston Globe wrote that team specializes in covert operations, high-risk surveillance, crisis negotiations, arrest and search warrants and home invasions investigations.

Deportation Hearing Set for Pakistani Man Arrested in Connection With Times Square Car Bomb Case

times square artBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The fallout from the Times Square car bomb case on May 1 could lead to deportations.

A federal immigration judge in Boston has scheduled an Aug. 10 deportation hearing for Pakistani Pir Khan, 43, of Watertown, Mass., one of three men arrested after FBI agents acted on information provided by the confessed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, the Associated Press reported.

At the time of the arrest, authorities said Khan and others may have provided money to Shahzad, but may not have known about any bomb plot.  None have been charged in connection with the case.

U.S. Immigration Judge Matthew on Tuesday  found Khan was eligible for deportation because he illegally entered the U.S. via Mexico in 1991, AP reported. His attorney has said he has no ties to Shahzad, AP reported.

FBI Executes Search Warrants in Northeast in Connection With Times Square Car Bomb; 3 Detained

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The failed Times Square car bomb incident has led the FBI to the Northeast sector of the country where agents have executed search warrants,  CNN reported, saying  cash couriers seemed to be the target.  The raids took place in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

By afternoon the Justice Department had confirmed that three people had been arrested.

“Three individuals encountered during the searches were taken into federal custody for alleged immigration violations.” said Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd in a statement. “At this time we can provide no further details as the investigation is ongoing. These searches are the product of evidence that has been gathered in the investigation subsequent to the attempted Times Square bombing and do not relate to any known immediate threat to the public or active plot against the United States.”

An FBI spokeswoman told AP that there was “no known immediate threat to the public or any active plot against the United States.”

The AP reported that authorities had cordoned off a small house in Watertown, a Boston suburb.