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Patrick defends shutting down city during manhunt

Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday defended the decision last week to shut down Boston and several area municipalities during the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

“I think we did what we should have done and were supposed to do with the always-imperfect information that you have at the time,” Patrick told reporters after publicly recognizing state executive branch workers who had assisted in the government response to last week’s terrorist attack.

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