holt 300MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (4/20/13) - An Owensboro resident and former Muhlenberg County Student, in Boston on Monday, directly experienced the chaos following the bombings that killed three and injured many more at the Boston Marathon.

Suzanne Holt, a graduate of UK, told SurfKY News that she feels lucky that she was not in the direct area when the bombs went off. Holt said she left the finish line after running the marathon approximately 45 minutes before the detonations, and had just walked into her hotel room when the blast occurred.

“All of a sudden I started getting a bunch of text messages asking if I was okay, and so I turned on the news and saw what had happened. I had a friend who called my from the finish line asking if I had seen her husband,” said Holt. “I had another friend who had just walked into my hotel room who said that she had felt the blasts. They thought it was construction work at first.”

According to Holt, who was scheduled to fly out of Boston Monday, in the aftermath of the bombings, flights were grounded, cars weren’t allowed on the streets, and the Subway was the only transportation available.

“We weren’t in a huge hurry to get ready to leave because we heard that flights were down,” she said. “When we got word that flights were running again, we went down to the lobby, which was chaotic. On the streets, police and FBI were everywhere, and no cars were allowed to move. We walked about a half mile to the nearest Subway station. The best word I can use to describe it is that it was a very eerie experience.”

The bombing attack killed at least three people and injured more than 170 more. An eight year old boy was among the dead, and several runners suffered severed limbs and other injuries as a result of the blasts, according to national reports. As of now, it is unclear if the blasts were a part of a foreign terror threat, or were a “home-grown” threat. It’s been reported on multiple national news sites that Boston police are holding a “person-of- interest” as the investigation into who is responsible continues.

Alex Reid
SurfKY News
Photo provided by Suzanne Holt

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

BMS SBDM Cancels June Meeting

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (6/1/15) — The School-Based Decision Making Council at Burns Middle School has cancelled a meeting… Read More

Apollo Captures Third Region Championship

WHITESVILLE, Ky. (6/1/15) — The Apollo Eagles are headed back to the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament. Apollo… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 27, 2015 7350

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 30, 2015 6681

Study of Virus Attack on Cancer Sees Success

by Julie Heflin
May 28, 2015 6452

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 4200

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 4012

Mandarin House Gearing Up to Open Soon

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11266

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 9059

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 31, 2015 1328

Hot Button Item Draws Hanson Crowd to Zoning,…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 30, 2015 1235

Rods for Relay Raises Funds for ACS Relay for Life

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 1192

YMCA Summer Food Service Program

by Kelly Forbes
May 31, 2015 1075

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 985

Authorities Discover Meth Lab While Assisting…

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 978

Survivors, Caregivers, Supporters Gather for…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 811

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 736

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
May 30, 2015 735

Whitfield Announces Congressional Art Contest…

by Ed Whitfield
May 31, 2015 666

LG&E and KU Unveil New Outage Texting Option…

by LG&E and KU News