UPDATE: MBTA resumes service, officer in critical condition

Posted on April 19, 2013

UPDATE: Doctors are expecting MBTA Transit Police Officer Donahue to recover, despite losing nearly all the blood in his body and needing to be resuscitated when his heart stopped, according to the Los Angeles Times.

UPDATE:According to Boston Police Dept.'s Twitter page, Gov. Deval Patrick has lifted his "stay indoors" request and MBTA service has been restored as of 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, however, is still at large.

UPDATE: According to the Boston Globe, MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard H. Donahue was in critical but stable condition Friday afternoon at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. Friends and family were hopeful that his active lifestyle will contribute to his recovery.

Following a chaotic night that included the shooting of a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Transit Police Officer Richard H. Donahue Jr., as well as the killing of a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, MBTA made the unprecedented decision to shut down its T commuter train services until the remaining bombing suspect was captured, according to several sources including the Boston Globe.

Richard A. Davey, the state’s secretary of transportation, defended the decision saying MBTA did not want to have customers potentially put in harm’s way or hamper law enforcement’s efforts to apprehend the suspect.

It is the first time the system has been closed for a reason other than weather. For the full story, click here.

Meanwhile, Fox43 reported that Amtrak halted its Acela Express and Northeast Regional services indefinitely between Providence, R.I. and Boston, with Downeaster service operating on a modified schedule with no service to Boston, at the request of Boston authorities. For the full story, click here.

To read more on the shooting of Donahue Jr., click here.

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