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Secret weapon? How thermal imaging helped catch bomb suspect

Posted By admin On April 20, 2013 @ 6:49 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Alan Boyle
NBC News [1]
April 20, 2013

Thermal-imaging devices have been used to seek out pot-growing operations, map Martian geology — and now, to watch the second suspect in this week’s Boston Marathon bombings as he was holed up in his last hiding place.

Authorities said a helicopter equipped with a thermal imager spotted the heat signature of a person inside a tarp-covered boat, sitting in a backyard in Watertown, Mass. Police used the sensor after an area resident reported seeing a trail of blood leading to the boat — and catching a glimpse of a blood-covered body inside. The thermal readings confirmed that there was indeed someone under the tarp, and that the person was still alive.

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[5] Council uses spy plane with thermal imaging camera to snoop on homes wasting energy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/council-uses-spy-plane-with-thermal-imaging-camera-to-snoop-on-homes-wasting-energy.html

[6] Martial Law in Boston Did Not Catch the Suspect: http://www.prisonplanet.com/martial-law-in-boston-did-not-catch-the-suspect.html

[7] Fresh Blood on Boat Leads Resident to Uncover Tsarnaev’s Refuge: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fresh-blood-on-boat-leads-resident-to-uncover-tsarnaev%e2%80%99s-refuge.html

[8] Police turn up heat on ‘cannabis factory’ seen by thermal camera … only to find workshop STOVE: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-turn-up-heat-on-cannabis-factory-seen-by-thermal-camera-only-to-find-workshop-stove.html

[9] Turn to Secret Weapon: GPS Device: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turn-to-secret-weapon-gps-device.html

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