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Items tagged "Manhunt": 10

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I was not watching the marathon or watching television for that matter when the bombs went off. I found out about it indirectly when my niece texted me with the message saying she hoped I was not at the marathon. I didn’t know why she asked that but figured something was up and turned on the television and found out. I was shocked as anyone else…

Watertown Pride

This is my son, Eric, of Watertown, after the capture, showing his support and patriotism,

I had just returned from France....

I had just returned from France the day before and due to the jet-lag I had just woken up. My mom called me downstairs asking to see the pictures I had posted to facebook from my trip. I stood behind my mom as she scrolled through her news feed to look for the pictures and as she kept scrolling, I noticed something strange on her news feed. I told…

There are two days in my life...

There are two days in my life that I am able to recall with more exact details than the rest. On September 11th, 2001, I sat in a classroom with my peers. Our principal came over the loudspeaker and told us that something very bad had happened in New York, but didn’t tell us what. Every single person in the room was quiet. I can, with exact…

Celebration On Hemenway

I posted this image on Instagram the night that 'suspect #2' was captured. My friends and I ran onto Hemenway St. and found hundreds of our classmates applauding and cheering. A few minutes in, we were hoisted onto the shoulders of our male friends, and handed a flag. I can't remember the last time I have felt so safe, happy, and proud at the same…

My worst night of sleep

I use the Sleep Cycle app to track my sleep quality. Usually I go to bed around 12:30, but on Thursday, April 18, I stayed up past 2:00, watching the news coverage of the hunt for the Tsarnaev brothers. My husband stayed up all night watching the news, and came to wake me up after only a few hours to tell me that the city was shutting down and I…

Photo of woman coming out of the hosue

Photo taken of a woman as she is evacuated from her home during the manhunt in Watertown

"Internet meme from a collection of Boston Marathon memes gathered by Elena Agapie. At the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Elena was a research assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Elena's collection was part of a larger…

Photo of law enforcer outside home

Photo of a law enforcer as he kneels outside a home during the manhunt

"Internet meme from a collection of Boston Marathon memes gathered by Elena Agapie. At the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Elena was a research assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Elena's collection was part of a larger project on "Topical…

Celebration in Watertown

This is an image of people gathering in Watertown (corner of Mt. Auburn Street and Kimball Road) after the capture of the second suspect. After the news of the capture, people flocked the streets of the Boston area... in Watertown, where the manhunt took place, crowds cheered as each emergency response vehicle slowly made its way out of town. What…