The bombing and its aftermath revealed a massive, highly coordinated homeland security apparatus that can organize a mass casualty disaster or lock down a major American city at a moment's notice. Or both.
One bombing suspect is dead and the other in custody after a week of investigation that led to a tense manhunt and standoff Friday. NPR's David Schaper joins Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon with the latest on the Boston Marathon bombings aftermath.
The grisly week that began at the Boston Marathon on Monday left a police officer dead. Sean Collier, an officer with the MIT campus police, was pronounced dead Thursday night. He's remembered as passionate and dedicated to his profession.
Now that one suspect in the Boston bombings is captured and the other dead, the quest for answers begins and investigators look for motives. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Gjelten about what's next for Boston.
A week of fear and questions following Monday's bombing of the Boston Marathon ended with a dramatic daylong manhunt and capture of the remaining suspect on Friday. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks NPR's Dan Bobkoff joins about the latest from Boston and captured suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
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