ONLY ON FOX: Top Expert On Search For Tape Of the Boston Bomber - Fox 2 News Headlines

ONLY ON FOX: Top Expert On Search For Tape Of the Boston Bomber

Posted: Updated:
A look at several surveillance cameras from SEPTA headquarters in Philadelphia. A look at several surveillance cameras from SEPTA headquarters in Philadelphia.

"They're going through needles in haystacks." So says SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel, who has 12,000 surveillance cameras and 1,200 live video feeds going into SEPTA's high tech control center.

Nestel says SEPTA Police know exactly what Boston Police and the FBI are coping with as they try to find video tape of whoever is responsible for placing the bombs that went off at the finish line to Monday's Boston Marathon.

"It'll be days before they get something worthwhile that they can then work off of," Nestel told FOX 29.

SEPTA's new police chief says the search for that key piece of video in Boston will not be easy. His officers and technicians can spend hours, even days looking for a suspect on tape from SEPTA's huge network of cameras.

"You get that little piece and then you're able to back track from there," he explained. "It's just getting to that little piece that takes all the time, it's tough."

Nestel says experts in Boston will pour over hours of tape near the blast site before the bombs went off. Then scan the exact time of the explosions and finally look for anything suspicious right after the bombs went off.

"You're looking to see what the offender is doing, who the offender is engaged with. Where the offender came from," Nestel added.

Nestel says teams of detectives and FBI agents will also go through hours of amateur video and hundreds of still pictures taken near the bomb scene. He believes video will give authorities the lead they need to bring the bomber or bombers to justice.

"There is no doubt that they'll get some truly useful piece of evidence on video," he said. "And once they get that they will be able to back track right to pretty much the person's door. That's a game breaker. "

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Ex-top aide to Congressman Fattah pleads guilty

    Ex-top aide to Congressman Fattah pleads guilty

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:40:57 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A political consultant and former chief of staff to Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah has pleaded guilty to federal charges for his role in a pair of campaign finance schemes.Gregory Naylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the FBI, concealing a felony and falsifying documents.Court documents say Naylor issued a phony invoice of more than $193,000 to a candidate in the 2007 mayor's race. Court documents don't name the candidate, but Naylor was a top adviser to Fatta...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A political consultant and former chief of staff to Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah has pleaded guilty to federal charges for his role in a pair of campaign finance schemes.Gregory Naylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the FBI, concealing a felony and falsifying documents.Court documents say Naylor issued a phony invoice of more than $193,000 to a candidate in the 2007 mayor's race. Court documents don't name the candidate, but Naylor was a top adviser to Fatta...
  • Police Continue To Investigate Kidnapping And Double Murder

    Police Continue To Investigate Kidnapping And Double Murder

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:31:11 GMT
    Homicide investigators spent Thursday searching a home in Southwest Philadelphia searching for clues in the abduction of three men in Philadelphia.
    Homicide investigators spent Thursday searching a home in Southwest Philadelphia searching for clues in the abduction of three men in Philadelphia.
  • Police: Missing NJ Teen Found Dead In Israeli Forest

    Police: Missing NJ Teen Found Dead In Israeli Forest

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:11:30 GMT
    Israeli police say they have recovered the body of the American student who disappeared last week.
    Israeli police say they have recovered the body of the American student who disappeared last week.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices