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Ed Davis seeks to reassure public in midst of chaos

Amid the turmoil of a shoot-out followed by a massive dragnet, Edward Davis, commissioner of the Boston Police Depart­ment, cut through the confusion with spare, declarative words, at once a warning and a clear expression of ­resolve.

“We believe this to be a terrorist,’’ Davis told reporters about 4:30 a.m. Friday. “We ­believe this to be a man here to kill people.”

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