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04/19/2013 03:37 pm ET Updated Apr 19, 2013

Chicago Police Boston-Bound: City Sending 6 Officers To Aid Bombing Investigation

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The Chicago Police Department is sending a team of five detectives and one sergeant to join in the Boston bombing investigation.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said in a statement that he spoke with Boston's top cop Ed Davis and "reiterated our offer of assistance and resources as Boston deals with unique challenges to solve a despicable crime," CBS Chicago reports.

(Follow live updates from Boston.)

In announcing the news, Mayor Rahm Emanuel reiterated the Windy City's support of the efforts in Boston in a tweet:

After the fatal blasts at the Boston Marathon on Monday, authorities identified two male suspects, one of whom was killed in a gunfight overnight Friday. A massive manhunt operation for the second suspect -- 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev -- is ongoing while the city of Boston remains on lockdown.

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