The Boston Marathon Bombing Occurred Essay

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The Boston Marathon Bombing occurred April 15, 2013. It was a terrorist attack upon the United States. The Boston Bombing was a double bombing that killed 3 people and profoundly injured “at least 264” (Boston Marathon Terror Attack, 2013). The bombing occurred at the finish line of the marathon. The bombing led to “an intense manhunt that shut down the Boston area. Sometime after the bombing, police captured one of the bombing suspects, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose older brother and fellow suspect, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died following a shootout with law enforcement earlier that same day” (Boston Marathon Bombings, 2014). The intense manhunt included house-to-house searches, air searches, roadblocks as well other kinds of surveillance and reconnaissance technology. According to several sources, three days after the bombing the FBI released pictures of the brothers saying they were being sought for questioning. The bombing was done by the brothers whom law enforcement officials say had no connection or affiliation with any terrorist group or cell. The brothers made the bombs which they placed in “pressure cookers, hidden inside backpacks, according to the FBI” (Boston Marathon Terror Attack, 2013). There were several law enforcement agencies involved in the manhunt and the eventual shoot-out and apprehension of the suspects; involved were the Boston Metropolitan Police Department, along with the other local, county and state law enforcement employees. “Local…

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