Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Boston, United States--18-19 April 2013

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 5 December 2017

Date: 18-19 April 2013

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Type of event: terrorism


Over a 24 hour period, one police officer (Sean Collier) is killed and one injured by the Boston Marathon bombers; of the two terrorists, one is killed and one injured and eventually captured.

Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (perpetrators of the 15 April attack at the Boston Marathon) were confronted at a police roadblock; Tamerlan was killed, Dzhokhar was injured but evaded capture for several more hours, prompting a day-long shutdown of Boston and several suburbs before his arrest.

Consequences: 2 killed, 2 injured


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