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Commissioner Ed Davis: Bombers Likely Sought More Attacks

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Ed Davis on Face The Nation. (CBS)

Ed Davis on Face The Nation. (CBS)

WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — Boston’s police commissioner says investigators believe the suspects in the marathon bombing were likely planning other attacks.

Commissioner Ed Davis told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that authorities found an arsenal of homemade explosives following a gun battle between police and the suspects last week in Watertown.

“I personally believe they were going to attack again,” Davis said.

Davis says authorities have reason to believe 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaevand 26-year-old brother Tamerlan “were going to attack other individuals.”

Davis said shots were fired from inside the boat where Tsarnaev was hiding. Davis would not speculate as to where those shots were aimed.

He says the scene of the gun battle was “loaded with unexploded improvised explosive devices that actually we had to point out to the arriving officers and clear the area.”

He said on “Fox News Sunday” authorities cannot be positive there aren’t more explosives that haven’t been found. But he says the people of Boston are safe.

Davis said they are working with ATF to trace all of the weapons and find out where the brothers got them.

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