Police Trace Gun Used By Marathon Bomber Back To Ore Smelted In Pennsylvania

Maine police. Maine news from the Rumford MeteorPORTLAND, Maine — Following a Los Angeles Times report that the handgun used by suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev to shoot at pursuing police officers was funneled through “violent” gangs in Portland, the city’s police chief and a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent on Tuesday downplayed any link between “loosely affiliated criminal groups” in Portland and national gangs. At a news conference Tuesday, Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck said, “Absolutely, the city of Portland is not the home of any of those gangs that are listed in the story.” But Deputy Attorney General William Stokes, the state’s top criminal prosecutor, said Tuesday that his attorneys and drug agents throughout the state are encountering members of national gangs, particularly along the Interstate 95 corridor. Stokes, who is also mayor of Augusta, said, “The P. Stones, out of Chicago, were selling drugs at the end of my street.” (read more at the Bangor Daily News)