Terrorism in the City of Boston Essay

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On April 15, 2013 there was a horrific scene that occurred on the street in the city of Boston. This all happened while a widely recognized event took place which was the Boston Athletic Associations yearly marathon. Many people attend this marathon each year, in 2013 it is said that 38,708 entries were received to run in the marathon. With such a large amount of people attending this you can see why it would be important for a terrorists to plot an attack, such an attack would devastate and scare not only people around the Boston area but nationwide. Two brothers by the name of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were affiliated with a foreign terrorist organization that has roots in Chechnya, had planted two bombs near the finish line at the…show more content…
A friend of one of the attackers had seen a familiar face on the news, however did not report that he might possibly know the identity of the attackers. Later on Thursday night a police officer was shot and killed which was expected to be the terrorists attempting to flee. However it wasn’t until Friday that police had gotten into a gunfight with the terrorists and shot and killed Dzhokhar Tsarnev, and wounding Tamerlan. The city of Boston was put on lockdown until the last standing attacker was caught after fleeing and escaping authorities. By the end of the night, authorities were notified about the whereabouts of Tamerlan. He was hiding in a boat in someone’s backyard with various wounds. He was later caught where he could face trial for the horrific acts that he and his brother had committed. Every moment since the bombings had occurred the media was covering the story nonstop. The first day the news was covering what exactly had happened on the day of the bombing and trying to figure out who the attackers were. No one knew whether it was Al Qaida or the Taliban, or Hamas or any other terrorists organization. The nation was left with unanswered questions at this point. It wasn’t until later on in the week that the story about this attack began to unfold. News titles such as “Mourning, resolve and quest for answers after deadly Boston Marathon bombs” were covered. There were so many unanswered questions regarding the bombing up
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