Monday was Patriots Day in Mass­a­chu­setts , when the city bursts to life with a Red Sox home game and the world-​​renowned marathon. Patriots Day is a state hol­iday com­mem­o­rating the bat­tles that launched the begin­ning of the Amer­ican Revolution.

This is the day Boston shines in the spot­light,  and that puts this event in the spot­light,” said North­eastern Uni­ver­sity crim­i­nol­o­gist James Alan Fox, who was a block away when the bombs exploded. “If it hap­pened in another day, sure, it would have had an impact, but not quite the same. This will be remem­bered every Patriots Day.”

Patients were taken to at least seven hos­pi­tals, where at least 140 were being treated for injuries, including eight chil­dren. At least 17 patients were in crit­ical con­di­tion and 25 more suf­fered severe injuries.

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