I was with a friend from...
This story was collected by the Boston Globe in the days immediately following the Boston Marathon Bombing. GlobeLab collected these anonymous stories on the Boston.com website and donated them to the Our Marathon Archive. We are grateful for this contribution, which gives insight into how Bostonians and visitors to the city understood the bombing events in their immediate aftermath.
I was with a friend from college and my 4 year old daughter. We were deciding if we should walk towards the finish line or stay where we were when the bomb went off. We heard the explosion and I turned and saw the smoke and immediately knew that it was so some type of bomb or attack. I grabbed my daughter and we began running for our lives down Exeter street towards Storrow. It was the most horrific event of our lives. I will never forget seeing the police officers zoom passed us towards the terror.