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Authorities have yet to name any suspects in the pair of bombings that killed three people and injured more than 170 at the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon. But having Richard DesLauriers, special agent-in-charge of the FBI’s Boston field office, at the helm means whoever is behind the attack is up against someone with decades of experience in espionage, violent crime, and other security issues.

On Tuesday, DesLauriers vowed at a news conference, “We will go to the ends of the earth to find the suspects responsible for this despicable crime.”

Leading the Boston Marathon bombing investigation may be one of the most tragic cases that DesLauriers’ has handled. But the 26-year FBI veteran is no stranger to manhunts; not long ago he helped apprehend long-wanted gangster James “Whitey” Bulger.

Read the rest of Elizabeth Chuck’s report at NBC News

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