Former officer describes to ABC 7 the scene in Watertown

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 11:40 pm | Updated: 11:49 pm, Fri Apr 19, 2013.

SARASOTA - A man from Watertown with connections to the Suncoast gave ABC 7 an eyewitness account of the events unfolding Friday night.

Brian Thomas Lakin is brothers with Manatee County judge John Lakin. Brian is a former policeman with the Harvard Police Department, and lives only four blocks from Franklin Street -- the scene of Friday night's apprehension of the Boston bombing suspect.

Lakin says he had been on edge over the previous 24 hours, but now he and the other residents of Watertown can sleep a little bit easier.

Here's what he had to say about what he heard and saw.

 

He says he is heartbroken over the murder of Sean Collier, the MIT officer who was shot and killed -- apparently by the suspects in Monday's bombings.

Lakin says he has every intention on attending Collier's memorial service.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

Right Now

weather

Today

weather
74°
Details

Tomorrow

weather
78°
Details

Today

weather
77°
Details

Today

weather
76°
Details

SUBMIT PHOTOS & VIDEOS | VIEW ALL PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Send your photos & videos to Pix@MySuncoast.com and you could be featured on ABC 7 & our website.