Boston Marathon Bombing Essay

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“At approximately 2:49 that afternoon, with more than 5,600 runners still in the race, two pressure-cooker bombs–packed with shrapnel and other materials and hidden in backpacks that were placed on the ground amidst crowds of marathon-watchers–exploded within seconds of each other near the finish line along Boylston Street. The blasts instantly turned the sun-filled afternoon into a gruesome scene of destruction and chaos” (“Boston Marathon Bombings”). Soon after the attack a manhunt set out in search for the two suspects. Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were the Boston Marathon Bombers who caused an unexpected event that led to the manhunt. The bombings, along with the manhunt caused much chaos and destruction to the city as well as to the …show more content…

The whole Boston area was put on lockdown. The Public Transportation service was postponed, schools became closed, and people were warned and convinced to not leave their homes. In Watertown the police went searching from door to door while the military style vehicles guarded the streets. Soon after the law enforcement called off the manhunt Dzhokhar was found by a man who lived in Watertown. He discovered Dzhokhar when he went in his backyard to check on his boat, where he found a man covered in blood, hiding under the 24 foot long boat. The watertown man called the police, who arrived shortly after, and soon they arrested him. After he was arrested a note written in the boat by Dzhokhar was discovered. The note revealed that the Boston Marathon Bombings were committed in relation to U.S war in Muslim countries. Dzhokhar was held in the Massachusetts federal prison, and had 30 charged pressed against him, in which he petitioned guilty to. He was later sentenced to the death penalty. Though the suspect was found, people in the area saw shutting down the city as unnecessary. It caused thousands of kids to miss school, economic costs issues linked with shutting down public transportation, and many of the working class people who need their wages were not paid that

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