April 19, 2013

Wounded Boston transit officer in critical condition

The Associated Press

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The transit police officer who authorities say was severely wounded by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects remains in critical condition at a Cambridge hospital.

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This undated photo provided by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority shows transit police officer Richard Donohue, 33, who was critically injured in an early morning shootout Friday, April 19, 2013, with the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. (AP Photo/Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority)

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Mount Auburn Hospital spokesman Michael O'Connell says the officer had emergency surgery after suffering a single gunshot wound. The 33-year-old Richard Donohue was brought to the hospital at about 1 a.m. Friday after a shootout with the suspects.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority spokesman Joe Pesaturo says Donohue is a married father of a 6-month-old child. He has been with the MBTA's police department for three years.

Donohue graduated in the same police academy class as Sean Collier, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer who authorities say was killed by the two suspects.

One of the bombing suspects is dead. The other remains at large.

 

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