2. A beautiful day turned to scenes of terror.
3. And while people ran for their lives…
6. This spirit of love and devotion to the lives of strangers was never more apparent than in Carlos Arredondo.
Carlos and his wife were at the race in the VIP section passing out American flags. The couple is still mourning the loss of two sons, one of whom died in Iraq, while the other took his own life.
7. But when the bombs went off, Carlos ran to do what he could, which, it turned out, was a lot. He was able to help save 27-year-old Jeff Bauman by closing his femoral artery to stem the bleeding. A moment that was captured in an instantly iconic photo.
And it’s good Carlos was there, because it was a hospital bed tip from Bauman, who had “looked into the eyes of the man who tried to kill him,” that helped the FBI identify the men responsible for the attack.
8. On Thursday, the FBI, in turn, released photos of the two men…
9. As well as short security video clips.
10. The FBI was, in effect, asking the country to keep an eye out for these guys. Little did anyone suspect they would make themselves known again in short order.
As police were responding to reports of the shooting, they received notice of an armed carjacking of a Mercedes SUV near the campus. The two suspects had commandeered the car, eventually releasing its driver unharmed. The police chased the car through the city, and the pursuit came to a head in a small community called Watertown.
16. Police exchanged gunfire with the suspects on the streets of this small town.
An MBTA transit police officer was shot during the exchange and is being treated at a local hospital.
18. Suspect 1 was taken into custody during the firefight but died of gunshot wounds.
19. Suspect 2, however, escaped on foot, and is, according to police, armed and dangerous.
21. Authorities locked down the city. A perimeter around a section of Watertown was established.
27. More pictures surfaced of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old suspect who remains at large.
My beloved nephew on right, djohar tsarnaev on left, happy cambridge Rindge and Latin grads.heartbreaking http://t.co/wCuNo8aApQ— Robin Young
29. SWAT officers move from door to door in Watertown searching for the second bombing suspect.
#watertown residents be patient with the ongoing investigations please http://t.co/tAStKuIfbC— feyza burak adli
31. Syrians send their condolences to the people of Boston.
Great picture coming out of Syria about to Boston Bombings. #watertown #boston http://t.co/zoqZRcQok2— Laura Kreitzer
32. On Friday afternoon, family members of the accused suspects expressed doubt that the brothers Tsarnaev could have been involved in this. First their aunt:
33. And then their father.
Their father’s statement in particular was heartbreaking. It’s impossible to imagine the anguish that would come from learning that your kids have possibly committed this kind of act.
35. A press conference was called, and the police lifted to lockdown and said they would be reducing police presence.
36. An hour after lifting the lockdown, police rushed back into Watertown and told residents to return to their homes.
38. The gunshots continued as police flooded the scene.
39. Law enforcement were seen holding weapons and preparing for some kind of confrontation.
40. Residents in Watertown close to the scene were evacuated from their homes.
41. Police began to approach and engage a suspect.
46. The crowd erupts with applause as reports spread that the suspect is reportedly in custody and alive.
49. The suspect is in custody, though it’s unclear what his condition is.
50. The crowds in Watertown applaud the police force and emergency crew as they leave the scene.
52. A press conference was held at 9:30 p.m., and Col. Timothy Alben said, “We’re exhausted, folks, but we have a victory here tonight.”
53. Governor Deval Patrick told reporters, “It’s a night where I think we’re all going to rest easy.”
54. Carmen Ortiz, the Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, stated, “Tonight you’re going to have many questions…This will continue to be an ongoing and active investigation.”
55. Mayor Menino starts his address with, “Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
56. Commissioner Davis told the crowd, “The citizens of this city have been incredible.”
57. The FBI’s Richard Deloreay told reporters, “Today the city of Boston, the city of Cambridge, and the city of Watertown…can breathe a sigh of relief.”
58. In a press conference, President Obama expressed gratitude to law enforcement officials, and sends prayers to the victims.
Obama also expressed the need for answers in this case, and explained that resources have been sent to help collect intelligence and protect the country’s citizens.