Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings

Boston anniversary finish line

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Police destroy backpacks left at Boston finish line

The Boston Police Department evacuated the area around the finish line of the Boston Marathon Tuesday night after the discovery of two suspicious backpacks, WCVB reported.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in boat

Massachusetts State Police

WCVB Exclusive: Man who found bombing suspect in boat

A Massachusetts man who found Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hiding in a boat in his back yard said he is an "incidental hero," and tells his exclusvive story to WCVB in Boston.

Suspects in Bombings


Timeline of events: MIT fatal cop shooting, Watertown shootout

Violence terrorized Bostonians overnight, and police believe two suspects involved are the same men who allegedly planted bombs that killed three in the Boston Marathon Monday.

Uncut: Shootout with Boston suspects

Interactives and maps

Boston Marathon bombing from plot to manhunt

Boston Marathon bombing from plot to manhunt

The Boston Marathon turned tragic on April 15, 2013 when two consecutive explosions went off near the finish line.  It left spectators dead, 264 were injured and left the nation shocked. Review the timeline of events and timeline of the lives of the suspects.

Map: Boston Marathon explosions, manhunt

Take a look at the key places in the Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent manhunt.

Map: Chechnya

The suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings are from a Russian region near Chechnya.

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Boston Marathon Anniv. Photos

  • Boston Marathon first explosion goes off

    Dan Lampariello/Reuters

    Look back at Boston Marathon bombing

    The trial for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man charged in the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured more than 200, begins Monday. Take a look back at scenes from the April 15, 2013, incident.

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  • Timeline: Boston Marathon bombings

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


    With Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial beginning Monday, revisit a timeline of the events in the case so far.

  • A year after bombing, Boston Marathon underway

    2014 Boston Marathon 5

    Dana Garrett/CNN

    A year after bombs disrupted the end of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring dozens, runners and spectators once again flocked to the streets of Boston for the 2014 race on Monday morning.

  • Boston celebrates after suspect caught

    Boston celebrates after bombing suspect captured 5

    Effie Nidam/CNN

    Celebrations broke out on the streets as Boston-area residents cheered for police after the surviving suspect of the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Friday evening.

  • Who are the Boston bombing suspects?


    As the manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ends, learn more about him and his brother, Tamerlan.

  • Boston bombings dominate front pages

    Newspapers across the country bore the sad news of the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on their front pages.