The shocking 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, I was also a live audience the year before it happened.

The shocking 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, I was also a live audience the year before it happened.

On April 15, 2013, US Eastern Time, the Boston Marathon, one of the World Marathon Grand Slams, was bombed at 2:50 pm. It was an incident that happened in the early morning of Taiwan time. I saw news reports after I got up in the morning. The shock to my mind was tremendous. I never thought or expected that such a vicious incident would happen. It still happened in Boston, a city where I have stayed for almost a year. Even I have only returned from Boston for more than three months. I can't imagine the scene, and I don't dare to watch the news scene.

In this annual event in Boston, both locals and foreigners will flock to Boston to participate in this event in various ways.

The shocking 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, I was also a live audience the year before it happened.

The Boston Marathon bombing was a domestic terrorist attack that took place during the annual Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Two terrorists, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, planted two homemade pressure cooker bombs, which detonated 14 seconds and 210 yards (190 m) apart at 2:49 p.m., near the finish line of the race, killing 3 people and injuring hundreds of others, including 17 who lost limbs.

Three days later, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released images of two suspects,. Following the identification of the suspects, they killed an MIT policeman, kidnapped a man in his car, and had a shootout with the police in nearby Watertown, during which two officers were severely injured (one of whom, DJ Simmonds, died a year later). Tamerlan was shot several times, and his brother Dzhokhar ran him over while escaping in the stolen car; Tamerlan died soon after.

An unprecedented manhunt for Dzhokhar ensued on April 19, with thousands of law enforcement officers searching a 20-block area of Watertown; residents of Watertown and surrounding communities were asked to stay indoors, and the transportation system and most businesses and public places closed.Around 6:00 p.m., a Watertown resident discovered Dzhokhar hiding in a boat in his backyard.Dzhokhar was shot and wounded by police before being taken into custody.

During questioning, Dzhokhar said that he and his brother were motivated by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, that they were self-radicalized and unconnected to any outside terrorist groups, and that he was following his brother's lead. He said they learned to build explosive devices from the online magazine of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. He also said they had intended to travel to New York City to bomb Times Square. On April 8, 2015, he was convicted of 30 charges, including use of a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death.Two months later, he was sentenced to death,though in July 2020 this sentence was vacated and is to be reheard by a new trial.
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                                          The shocking 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, I was also a live audience the year before it happened.

Under the cheerful atmosphere of everyone, who would have thought that a terrorist attack would happen here. I am really deeply angry and sad about this bombing case. What kind of mentality is it that would do such crazy things? The fragility of human life is fully reflected at this time. At the moment, I can only hope that the number of casualties will not be too high, and I quickly contacted my friends who were still in Boston at the time, hoping that everything is fine. Fortunately, they are a group of lazy people, and they really haven't gone to the scene to watch the game. Usually they will scold them for not participating in this kind of flourishing event. Fortunately, you are very lazy and didn't go to the scene.

In the end, I broke into a cold sweat and realized that I was a spectator at the Boston Marathon the year before. The place where the explosion occurred was also the section of the road I had passed. What if it happened in 2012, or in 2013, I will definitely go there in Boston, and I feel bad about it. I had nightmares for several days and couldn't sleep well. Although I was not there, I still felt that the picture of that place was still very clear in my mind.

Even if it's not a marathon, whether it's going to eat or go shopping or go to the Boston Library, that area is basically a place to go every week. I have a bit of affection for this city, very sad and sad, and I can only hope that they can recover as soon as possible. By 2021, the shadow of the beginning has gradually passed. The Boston Marathon is still being held. Maybe everyone will gradually forget what happened, but keep it in your heart!


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