Monday April 15 tragedy struck the city of Boston, Mass. when two bombs exploded at the finish line of the 117th annual Boston Marathon. Three people were killed and over 140 were injured in this horrific act. Police and paramedics rushed to the scene, trying to help everyone they could. Some runners in the marathon also helped out by running straight to the nearest hospital to donate blood for those who were injured.
The suspected bombers, brothers Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzohkhar Tsarnaev, were apparently planning to bomb Time Square in New York City as well, but ran out of gas and had to stop at a gas station in Watertown, Mass. at 1 a.m. on Friday, April 19. The police were alerted and a gun fight ensued outside, leaving suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev dead before Dzohkhar fled the scene.
During the manhunt for Dzohkhar Tsarnaev, the suburbs of Boston were put on lockdown as policemen and SWAT teams scoured the area for the bombing suspect. The search lasted until 8:45 p.m. on Friday when authorities finally found the suspect hiding in a boat. Another gun fight started, but Tsarnaev was finally captured and taken to the hospital for serious gun wounds. Tsarnaev will now more than likely receive the death penalty after being charged with detonating a weapon of mass destruction and maliciously destroying public property.
Since the bombing, many Americans have stepped up across the nation to try and help the families who are dealing with the aftermath of this act of terrorism. The One Fund - Boston has received over $20,000,000 in donations, with all proceeds going those affected by the bombing.