Becomes Hub of Activity as Police Chase Bombing Suspects There
Actions Lead to Cancellation of Annual Genocide Commemoration at State House
By Gabriella Gage and Alin K. Gregorian
WATERTOWN — An unprecedented, frightening and unexpected chain of events that paralyzed the city of Boston in the wake of the bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, concluding with the chasing of two suspects into Watertown in the early hours of Friday, April 19, brought a virtual army of police forces into the town and made it the focus of worldwide attention. The pursuit and subsequent lockdown of Boston and its surrounding suburbs also led to the cancellation of the annual Armenian Genocide commemoration at the Massachusetts State House.
Despite these circumstances, the Watertown community was able to show itself as a cohesive unit in the face of fear.