Vernon officer providing potential evidence in Boston bombings

Cpl. Gerry Kovacs was at marathon watching his wife complete the race

Cpl. Gerry Kovacs

Cpl. Gerry Kovacs

A Vernon RCMP officer has been contacted by investigators in the deadly Boston marathon bombings.

Cpl. Gerry Kovacs has been questioned about potential evidence he may have gathered while standing at the marathon’s finish line as a spectator Monday.

“I am currently working with U.S. authorities and have photos of interest,” he said.

Kovacs’ wife Marnie ran the marathon and crossed the finish line 31 minutes before the first explosion, which claimed three lives and wounded more than 170 people.

They were about a block away when the blasts struck.

“It was mass hysteria. There were children running and screaming through the streets,” he said.

See Friday’s issue of The Morning Star for the full story.