BOSTON (CBS) – The National Guard has been deployed to Boston after a destructive night in the city.
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Around 10 p.m., destruction began to break out near Downtown Crossing as Boston Police officers worked to clear crowds. Several stores were broken into, and a police cruiser was set on fire.
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WBZ-TV security analyst Ed Davis said the National Guard can be used to free up resources for the Boston Police Department.