Case Study: The Boston Marathon Bombing


On April 15th, 2013, Boston experienced one of the largest bombing attacks ever to occur on American soil. Three died and over 250 more were injured when two bombs exploded only around a couple of hundred meters apart from the other, sending a ripple effect of chaos into the crowd of 500,000 people. The two bombs were made of pressure cookers filled with pellets and nails., and were placed in backpacks – a delivery method that has become all too common in the United States. New York City also fell victim to bombing attacks using common household items. This incident however, was the first of its kind in Boston. The response that followed was one of trained multiagency collaboration and although the loss of life is always significant, the threat was mitigated in a manner that allowed for the minimal number of casualties to be incurred following such a non-conventional attack.

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