"In the News" Boston Marathon Bombings

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In the News: Boston Marathon Bombings CRMJ 450 Boston Marathon Bombings The Boston Marathon Bombings took place not too long ago, it occurred on April 15, 2013. It was an unexpected terrorist attack in Boston, Massachusetts. The incident was carried out by two brothers, later identified as Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The two brothers carried out the terrorist attacks by planting bombs inside trash cans that were located in the Boston Marathon - to detonate near the finish line of the Boston Marathon race. There were a total of three bombs, made out of pressure cookers, which were filled with nails. However, only two bombs went off injuring and killing spectators and the participating runners of the Boston Marathon. Shortly after the bombs went off it inflicted damage to the people of America; afterwards, the FBI came on the scene and initiated an investigation to catch the individuals responsible for the terrorist attack. Soon enough, there was a video of suspected individuals that led to the identification of the terrorists that had attacked the Boston Marathon. On April 18, 2013, three days after the bombings, images of the suspects were released on live TV and newspapers. The man-hunt for the two terrorists began, as the two suspects fled and did whatnot it took to escape. On the same day the images were released of suspects, the suspects killed an MIT police officer, car-jacked an SUV, and exchanged gun-fire with the police of Watertown, Massachusetts – to try and elude capture. The older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 years old, died in the exchange of gun-fire with the Watertown, Boston Police. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 years old, was captured by police, and was in critical condition therefore was treated to the hospital. The being of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was significant to everyone, including FBI, for responses to unanswered questions of why they committed

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