Timeline of Boston’s tragic events

23 Apr
April 15

Image courtesy of Christopher S. Penn

Image courtesy of Christopher S. Penn

2:50 p.m. First explosion goes off near to the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon on Boylston Street. Seconds after, a second explosion detonates 1500 yards away on the same street.

2:52 p.m. Chaos, fire, pain. Race volunteers and emergency workers aid wounded spectators and runners and Boston emergency crews, police and firemen respond.

6:12 p.m. President Obama addresses the nation. “The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight.” (click here to see video)

April 16

Image courtesy of Kalavinka

Image courtesy of Kalavinka

5:15 p.m. FBI says there have been no claims of responsibility, and investigators are considering a wide range of suspects.
April 17

Image courtesy of Vjeran Pavic

Image courtesy of Vjeran Pavic

2:50 p.m.Contrary to widespread reporting, FBI states that no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack.
April 18

Image courtesy of Office of Gov. Patrick

Image courtesy of Office of Gov. Patrick

2:oo p.m. Obama attends a special inter-faith service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with victims, rescuers, and city and state leaders.

5:10 p.m. FBI appeals to the public releasing pictures and a video of two men suspected of involvement in the attacks.

10:30 p.m. Thursday: MIT campus police officer is shot dead at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

April 19

Image courtesy of qwrrty

Image courtesy of qwrrt

1 a.m. Gunshots and explosions are heard in Watertown. One of the suspects is killed after the shootout.

2 a.m. The FBI releases new portraits of both suspects

4 a.m Boston Police confirm that the two men involved in the shooting of the MIT campus police officer and the shooting in Watertown are the same suspects believed to be responsible for the bombing of Boston 2013 Marathon

April 20

Image courtesy of Marsmet

Image courtesy of Marsmet

6:45 a.m The surviving Boston bomb suspect is identified as 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

8:40 a.m. A U.S. law enforcement official and the uncle of the suspects confirmed that the name of the slain suspect is Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s older brother.

10:35 a.m. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth says it closed its campus and ordered an evacuation after confirming that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is registered there.

Noon State police in Watertown say officers are searching door-to-door but still have not found the bombing suspect.

8:50 p.m. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is captured and taken into custody. Boston police soon announce via Twitter: “CAPTURED!!!”.


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