For Immediate Release - January 31, 2007

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK

In response to a series of hoax devices found in the Greater Boston Area Wednesday

"I am pleased by the prompt, professional and well-coordinated response of law enforcement at all levels to this series of discoveries, and relieved that none of the devices presents a danger to the public. The investigation is ongoing, but there is no reason for anyone to panic.

"I am deeply dismayed to learn that many of the devices are a part of a marketing campaign by Turner Broadcasting. This stunt has caused considerable disruption and anxiety in our community. I understand that Turner Broadcasting has purported to apologize for this. I intend nonetheless to consult with the Attorney General and other advisors about what recourse we may have."