With the second-to-last race of the Boston marathon on Sunday, it’s now official: The bombing that killed three people on Boylston Street in Boston is the most severe terrorist attack in U.S. history.
We have now reached the point where the word “terrorism” has been used more often than “mass shooting.”
The Boston Marathon was on lockdown for the second day in a row, with people advised to avoid areas of the city or take a bus or subway.
A bomb squad robot was deployed to search for a device.
Here’s a look at the events leading up to the bombing, which occurred at about 5:45 p.m. on BoyLston Street, near the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon.
Here is a timeline of the events: The Boston Marathon bombings on Boylan Street in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 20, 2024.
The bombings came as the U.K. announced that it would hold a minute’s silence to remember the victims of the attacks.
A minute’s pause followed the Boston bombing when thousands of people gathered at the Houses of Parliament in London.
At the same time, a man walked into the United Nations and began shooting, injuring dozens of people.
The man was later killed.
At least one bomb was detonated, killing three people, including one U.N. employee.
The United States, along with Britain, has been on heightened alert following the attacks, and the FBI said in a statement that it was monitoring the situation in Russia, where authorities were conducting a manhunt.