Boston marks week from Marathon bombs with silence

Local 'Boston Strong' run to be held

BOSTON - Boston plans to mark the traumatic week of the Boston Marathon bombings with mournful silence as the city returns to its bustling commute.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has asked residents to observe a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. Monday, the time the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line. Bells will ring across the city and state afterward.

Authorities on Friday made the unprecedented request that residents stay at home during the manhunt for 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He was later discovered hiding in a boat covered by a tarp in suburban Watertown.  His 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed during a getaway attempt. The motive of the two ethnic Chechen brothers from southern Russia remains unclear.

The bombings killed 3 people and injured more than 180.

In San Diego, runners will head to De Anza Cove to remember the victims of last week's bombing. 

The local Boston Strong run in San Diego will start at 6 p.m. to mark one week after the twin bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. 

Another run on April 21 was held to benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation, which will help buy prosthetics for those hurt in the explosions. 

The event on Monday, which features a three to five-mile course, encourages runners to wear blue and yellow or Boston-themed clothing. 

 

 

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